OT: New Texas lockers

Submitted by jimmyshi03 on April 14th, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Aside from now getting checked for their championship hydration levels, Texas players prove once again how much money their program will toss down a hole for them.

 

 

At #Texas UT's new lockers are pretty hi-tech. Each has a 43-inch flat screen & locker doors glow. Cost: $10,500 per. pic.twitter.com/P4je7D4LQq

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 14, 2017

Comments

rice4114

April 14th, 2017 at 5:08 PM ^

A $219 tv, $60 in LED lighting, and a gutted fridge. Couldnt wait to step up and pull the plug on this abomination. Seems like money well spent.

Our lockers by month end will be located in the Coliseum.

Wolverine Devotee

April 14th, 2017 at 5:09 PM ^

Going by the 119 players on last year's Texas roster, that's $1.2M for LOCKERS

Pathetic. As is the playground they built over at Clemson. 

I think us having phone chargers in lockers at Schembechler Hall is over the top.

cheesheadwolverine

April 14th, 2017 at 5:28 PM ^

What would you do with all the money that big time football programs make?  I mean this is absurd, of course, but it's the concequence of NCAA rules.  Every organization in the world competes for talent/personnel by spending money on said personnel.  In a sane world they would do it by *giving* the money to them, but since that's banned you gotta do something else.

bluebyyou

April 14th, 2017 at 5:51 PM ^

Hasn't Michigan athletics spent or will be spending roughly $900 million on athletic department improvements since the Michigan Stadium redo started?  All private money and I'm happy for the upgrades, but some might make an argument that the money might be spent other ways.

Consequently, I'm not about to criticize what other programs do.

Lionsfan

April 14th, 2017 at 6:13 PM ^

It's easy to just say, "Whoa theyre more worried about how they look than just working!!! Not like Harbaugh!!!"

But this stuff actually does serve a purpose beyond just cool gadgets. From Michael Felder (a former CFB player):

 

F5

April 14th, 2017 at 5:44 PM ^

10k each? 800 for the TV, 400 in materiels, 1k for labor...... I would do it for 7k a piece. Can I get the deal? lol

Logan88

April 14th, 2017 at 5:46 PM ^

I had two related thoughts upon seeing those lockers:

1) Those are comicly hideous in their ostentatiousness.

2) I can't believe Oregon didn't come up with this idea first.