Blake Campbell of Friday Night Design was the first to submit a Roughnecks design. It was very popular and the commissioner was a fan. But the clay color he used could be mistaken for something a little too close to Longhorn burnt orange.
So, Mr. Campbell came back with a slightly different shade of clay that is closer to Oklahoma's red dirt than burnt orange:
"I promised you a Version 2.0 and now you've gotten it. We previously talked about moving further away from a Pure Clay color to a Red Dirt theme. This was to avoid any comparisons with the University of Texas color, burnt orange.