The key to winning college football is good coaches and top-notch recruitment. Texas Longhorns wants Steve Sarkian to be the answer to the former, but their locker rooms are already helping the latter.
In 2017, the University of Texas spent $ 10 million on refurbishing an athletic center, of which $ 7 million was spent exclusively on football locker rooms. The refurbishment included a new custom-designed locker, each costing about $ 8,700.
Below, we will take a closer look at the changing rooms and lockers.
There’s a less subtle reminder on the back wall that the University of Texas can help players reach the NFL.
Pull the Longhorns logo to enter the locker room.
Many locker rooms have a team logo on the floor. On the ceiling of the Longhorns, there is a shining bebo. You can’t step on it.
There are signs such as “respect for women” in the “core values” of the program.
Another sign is the team’s next opponent.
And yet another that has a “pillar of the program”.
There is also a huge video board on the wall that can display the game.
Even the bathroom looks like a fashionable hotel.
Or maybe a high-end gym.
The shower is pure white.
However, the show’s protagonist is clearly the locker, which is different from what has been seen in the locker room.
“This shows that we have the best tools in the country. The kids we employ are the same as those adopted by some of the best schools in the country. That’s why rockers influence recruitment. Scholarships are scholarships. You can go anywhere. It’s how you differentiate yourself. “— Former Texas coach Tom Herman
Backlit doors are also pocket doors that can be hidden.
Each locker costs $ 8,700, and former head coach Tom Herman literally wanted to shine.
Since the locker is made of stainless steel instead of wood, it has antibacterial function and reduces bad odors.
At the top of each locker is its own 37-inch TV, which is basically the most expensive nameplate in the world.
The “Hook M” tray holds the player’s helmet, pads and gloves and slides for easy access.
The glove hook is engraved with the Longhorns logo.
Below the helmet and pads is a custom-made Battle Gear rack with a cooling fan at the top to help dry the helmet.
There is a ventilation system behind the pad and helmet, which can be adjusted according to the sweat and odor of each player or the amount of equipment packed in the locker.
Lockers are manufactured by Longhorn Lockers, a company that also manufactures lockers for other top programs such as Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Stanford.
The Clemson rocker was designed to look like a throne because it just won the national championship.
Each Texas locker also has its own pin pad safe.
There is an outlet with a USB port in the safe.
The drawer is even a soft close, probably proving that you’re thinking about everything.
The base of the rocker has more ventilation. It may not smell good, but it will probably be the most odorless locker room in the world.
And there are even more breathable foot lockers.
So how did the players react when they first saw the new locker room? As you can imagine, they were pretty exciting, as you can see at the 44 second mark in this video.
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