Texas players went nuts for their shiny, new locker room (Photos)

A top priority for Tom Herman at Texas was upgrading facilities. (AP)

The Texas football team finally got a look at its much-hyped new locker room.

Based on their reactions, it seems to have lived up to that hype. First, take a look at the shiny new digs:


And now look at this happy bunch:


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Of everybody in these pictures, Kris Boyd definitely had the best reaction:


When Tom Herman arrived as head coach, he said UT needed to significantly upgrade its facilities. The locker room was one of the top priorities. Back in April, Herman and the Longhorns seniors got the process started by demolishing some of the old-fashioned wooden lockers with a sledgehammer.


A week later, Herman unveiled one of the coolest parts of the new locker room. Each locker includes a 43-inch monitor in place of a nameplate. The lockers reportedly cost more than $10,000 each.


The before and after is pretty dramatic.



The Longhorns will get their first gameday experience in the new locker room against Maryland on Sept. 2.

For more Texas news, visit Orangebloods.com.

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