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College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

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Unlike the past couple years when starting this thread, is it just me or does it seem quiet on the uniform front for next season so far. By now, I've usually been able to see some changes already announced, but I can't seem to recall or find anything for 2017. I am a couple days earlier than usual when starting this but thought why not... Any who, let's get everyone's favorite topic going and see where we stand for next season. Fire away...

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Right now I'm most interested in seeing what Under Armour has in store for UCLA.  

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30 minutes ago, buckeye said:

Unlike the past couple years when starting this thread, is it just me or does it seem quiet on the uniform front for next season so far. By now, I've usually been able to see some changes already announced, but I can't seem to recall or find anything for 2017. I am a couple days earlier than usual when starting this but thought why not... Any who, let's get everyone's favorite topic going and see where we stand for next season. Fire away...

IIRC, schools have been unveiling next year's unis around spring ball and their scrimmages. I too am looking forward to UA/UCLA (hope they start wearing gold pants on the road, Clarendon font and stop with the black/grey/steel baloney) 

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California will be joining UA as well. The original uniform that was rolled out was a throwback to their 1983 style look. It may not be the finished product though as proven by Wisconsin. 

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10 minutes ago, lahaye7 said:

IIRC, schools have been unveiling next year's unis around spring ball and their scrimmages. I too am looking forward to UA/UCLA (hope they start wearing gold pants on the road, Clarendon font and stop with the black/grey/steel baloney) 

 

Maybe lighten the blue by a shade or two as well.

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2 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

California will be joining UA as well. The original uniform that was rolled out was a throwback to their 1983 style look. It may not be the finished product though as proven by Wisconsin. 

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Maybe we'll see a change in the bear logo?  I'm guessing the logo now belongs to the school/athletic department, but that was a big Nike design.  Those jerseys are pretty nice in their simplicity.  No huge gold collars.

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Those came out before Miami's uniforms so they could keep it if it was part of their contract. That seems to be the new trend, after X amount of years, the logos and even fonts belong to the school.

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Do we have an updated list of schools that are changing uniform suppliers?  Only ones I really know of are Cal and UCLA to Under Armour.

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Supposedly Georgia is moving to the Mach Speed template next year. Unknown what the changes, if any, will be. It's Kirby Smart's first change to put a stamp on the program. He did away with the bones on the back of the helmet this season. They kept the same uniforms and added a black jersey to the rotation this past year.

 

I would predict the jerseys would either be the exact same, just on a new template, or a simplification such as the removal of contrasting cuffs and collars. There won't be any radical changes. Perhaps we'll also see the reintroduction of red britches occasionally on the road. That would be nice.

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11 minutes ago, aawagner011 said:

Supposedly Georgia is moving to the Mach Speed template next year. Unknown what the changes, if any, will be. It's Kirby Smart's first change to put a stamp on the program. He did away with the bones on the back of the helmet this season. They kept the same uniforms and added a black jersey to the rotation this past year.

 

I would predict the jerseys would either be the exact same, just on a new template, or a simplification such as the removal of contrasting cuffs and collars. There won't be any radical changes. Perhaps we'll also see the reintroduction of red britches occasionally on the road. That would be nice.

 

Isn't next year the year that shiny silver britches come back?

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Mississippi State will likely get new maroon jerseys to match the maroon pants that were unveiled earlier this year.

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23 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

 

Isn't next year the year that shiny silver britches come back?

They've been talking about this for years. People within our athletic department first said shortly after the uniforms were released in 2013 that they were absolutely coming the second year of this template (2014). Then, 2014 rolled around and the story had changed that it was hard for Nike to manufacturer the shiny silver and still use the advanced and lightweight materials. That's why you see teams like the Cowboys and Raiders with shiny silver pants but they are the old style, heavy materials. Slowly, the story just went away. I'll believe it when I see it. Personally, I'm indifferent to whether they have a sheen or not. My gripe with the current pants is they are too light of a gray. They almost just look dirty. Darken them a shade or two, and I'd be perfectly happy with that, even if they weren't shiny. I'm pretty sure the "silver britches" they wore during the Herschel Walker era when they first became popular were just matte gray.

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I'm not sure this is all that newsworthy but Florida got a bunch of Jordan brand gear in advance of their bowl game this year so that had some people in team circles wondering if Florida would be switching to Jordan brand full-time but I guess they will not be.  Whether they do or don't, I think the uniforms need some kind of refresh.

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Switching back to standard block numbers would help.

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14 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

Switching back to standard block numbers would help.

 

Or italicizing the numbers like the basketball team.  I'm not sure if the fonts are the exact same, italics aside, but they work much better on the basketball uniforms.

 

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They also need to get the striping situation figured out.

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According to a friend of mine (who is a very reliable source) Arizona should be in line for getting new uniforms next season, will be interesting to see if they

do and what they decide to go with.

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13 minutes ago, H11K said:

According to a friend of mine (who is a very reliable source) Arizona should be in line for getting new uniforms next season, will be interesting to see if they

do and what they decide to go with.

 

Man I hope so. The gradient look is awful. Sad to see it extended to the basketball program, so I'm not sure if they'll dump it altogether 

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Just now, Clintau24 said:

 

Man I hope so. The gradient look is awful. Sad to see it extended to the basketball program, so I'm not sure if they'll dump it altogether 

I wouldn't call it awful, just poorly executed. Especially since they use separate lines of color that fade down instead of blending it. I know Rich Rod was pissed when he couldn't do the gradient numbers, and that really messed the whole look up. So I bet we will see something more traditional.

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I sure as heck hope Arizona goes more traditional. I actually don't mind the gradient sleeves, but the number font is terrible and the colored numbers on a colored jersey is awful, too. Hope they resurrect the double stripe look.

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