Today Texas A&M plays a game on Thanksgiving for the first time since joining the SEC as they take on the LSU Tigers at 6:30 p.m. at Kyle Field. And with Texas and TCU playing at the same time down the road in Austin, A&M has a prime opportunity to re-establish themselves as the team in Texas.
With that in mind, a special state pride uniform will be worn on Thursday to reiterate that yes, we're from Texas.
(psst, this isn't real)
The most visible feature of the uniform is the jersey, with numbers modeled to resemble Texas farm road signs. In addition, the entire jersey bears a sublimated pattern of Texas state outlines. In total, the uniform has 1,845 references to Texas, in honor of the year Texas became a state.
While the state outline has appeared on A&M's helmet several times over the past three seasons, this marks the first time it's been put on the matte maroon helmet. In addition, the sublimated state outline pattern can be seen on the crown of the helmet.
The pants feature a sublimated roadmap of Texas. We won't tell you where Austin is located. In addition, lyrics from "Texas, Our Texas" are printed up the pants stripe.
These special cleats include the state outline logo on the toe and "LONE STAR" printed across the heel. They say everything's bigger in Texas, and you know what they say about guys with big feet. I don't know where I was going with that, but it sounds impressive.
The base layer features a new slogan that was created by a team of more than a dozen Adidas account executives over six months at great expense.
Don't worry, they didn't forget the coaches. Kevin Sumlin's visor will mimic the sublimated state outline from the jersey and helmet, as well as the "We Run This State" acronym on the bill.