PHOTO: New options for Texas Tech's helmets?

New Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury officially signed his contract last week, which among other things guarantees him oversight in the development of the Red Raiders' Under Armour uniforms.

According to, the contract includes a clause that gives Kingsbury "creative license in the design of the football team’s equipment and team uniforms."

So after photos of several different Texas Tech helmet designs surfaced on Reddit over the weekend, you must consider the possibility that the image overhaul will begin in the 2013 season.

SBNation's Partick Vint tracked the photo back to Alex Mayes, whose brother, Connor Mayes, holds a scholarship offer from Texas Tech and attended Tech's Junior Day Saturday.

Texas Tech will likely not comment on the validity of the helmets or reveal any new designs until much later in the year. Under Armour, like Nike and Adidas, has begun to embrace the big "release" of these designs.

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