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Texas gets new locker room, wastes a lot of perfectly good televisions

The University of Texas football program unveiled its new locker room on Wednesday to rave reviews from its players and everyone on the outside looking in.

It looks pretty awesome across the board, but one new feature really stands out above the rest: the TV monitor nameplates.

Rather than using traditional nameplates above each locker, Texas went with 43-inch televisions to personalize each one, complete with highlight clips of the player.

Defensive tackle Tope Imade gave us a visual of what he used to see versus what he sees now when he is at his locker:

Here are more looks from the Texas account:

That’s a whole lot of televisions.

Waste of money or worth it?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for Texas gets new locker room, wastes a lot of perfectly good televisions



  1. ClutchCargo
    11:45 am August 3, 2017 Permalink

    It’s a waste of televisions AND further encourages the sense of entitlement that plagues that football program.



  2. Mathlete
    11:58 am August 3, 2017 Permalink

    Texas wasting the money on those TVs is like most of us wasting money supersizing at McDonald’s. They can swing it.

    Plus, the players and recruits are losing their minds over it so to them it’s an investment that’ll pay dividends in the near future.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:31 am August 4, 2017 Permalink

      It5not the money, it’s the mindset. They get the sense that their shit doesn’t stink, then they find out otherwise



  3. Lukifer
    12:00 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    I’m sure that’s really encouraging to the walk-ons who don’t have any high lights.



    • memphis
      12:06 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

      I’m sure the highlights above the long snapper’s locker get the blood pumping.



    • maximumscott
      12:12 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

      Participation advocate?



  4. memphis
    12:03 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    Waste of money but worth it because the kids will love them. It’s a ridiculous idea but I get it.



  5. maximumscott
    12:12 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    In todays recruiting competition any edge is a good one. Every program is trying to offer something different and be on the cutting edge. If the players like it, then thats all that matters bc its their Locker Room. I think UK should do it.



  6. TBW3011
    12:40 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    Are they showing high school highlights? Texas hasn’t had anything highlight worthy the past few years.



    • Mathlete
      1:59 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

      UK still had a highlight reel when we were 2-10 the year before, so I feel like Texas at 5-7 probably had at least a few plays worth replaying



  7. 2Dogs
    1:01 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    43″ television runs around $350. 100 or so televisions. $35,000, give or take. In the world of recruiting that’s called chump change.



  8. KatsKlaws
    2:36 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    SMH, jealousy and saltiness is not a good look BBN. I think it is pretty badass, and if those lockers were in Lexington, you would too.



  9. crazycatfan65
    2:44 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    The NCAA wouldn’t let UK do this just like it was with the new dorm. Everything they tried to do the NCAA said no to but allowed other schools to do the same thing. That’s why we now have 1 of the worst dorms in the country.



  10. WV Wildcat
    3:14 pm August 3, 2017 Permalink

    This is the absurdity that results from not just paying the players. Schools have to do crazier and crazier shit, finding previously unthinkable ways of spending money, in order to attract players, I mean, if you were a UT player, wouldn’t you just rather have a check, or the same tv in your dorm/apartment/home?

  11. Yep, they’re doing it because they can. If the players and recruits like it, that’s all that matters. They’re showing recruits how much money the program has (not that I care for this phrase, but it’s their way of “making it rain” you might say).

    I like the joke above about long snapper highlights though! 🙂