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Everything posted by AndrewMLind

  1. They're more Culver City, but I digress.
  2. Felt this was going to happen since Rovell leaked the uniform this summer, but Northwestern announced its wearing its gothic uniform for Friday night's matchup against Ohio State. There are some small changes from the last set thanks to a template change (as outlined here). And personally, I'm thrilled that I get to see (and shoot) these in person after Nebraska failed to give me their black alternates a few weeks back. It is a bit ironic the poem they used in the teaser talks about putting up a fight against death, though.
  3. The set I was referring to is the second photo, which has a primarily white waistband with a blue stripe. The new set is the inverse of that with a mostly blue waistband with a white stripe. I certainly could have phrased it better, so I've updated the story.
  4. I mentioned that as a possibility in the article Ry responded to, as well.
  5. It was actually discussed several pages back, but here's a good look courtesy @college_logos on Twitter.
  6. Not that money is an issue with many of these programs, but they're probably holding off until next year when they can switch to the Vapor Fusion template. After all, they're still wearing the Mach Speed template. Swapping out the numbers on the current set would be time consuming, and making all new uniforms for one season (while Oregon rides out its exclusive year) only to update again next year would be stupid financially.
  7. But thunder is the sound...
  8. Boston College’s “School Heritage” uniform is absolutely no different than the Flutie-era throwbacks they wore last year, aside from the updated template. Even if it’s not new, don’t be surprised if the Roth set is “repurposed” in the same way.
  9. Per Cincinnati's release (, it's just the following 13 schools: Boston College, Cal, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Maryland, Navy, Northwestern, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Temple, Texas Tech, Utah and Wisconsin.
  10. That's the key. Utah only wore silver helmets and pants in 1966-67. FWIW, we're still waiting on Cal, Colorado State, Navy, Temple and Texas Tech.
  11. That leaves the Packers as the only team in the league not wearing the Elite 51 or Vapor Untouchable templates.
  12. The green space in the end zone looks bad. Just make the entire sideline and back of the end zone white and fill it in entirely. That's always been one thing that bothered me about the Rose Bowl, for example. If you really want to fill in that area, use the team's secondary color. I know some teams (like Arkansas or Tennessee, with it's checkerboard pattern) don't have one, though.
  13. It’s been entertaining to see this make the rounds today like it wasn’t unveiled back in April.
  14. Could use a little more orange, too. Wouldn't be difficult to make the wordmark and names on back orange and/or use orange and white sleeve stripes rather than reflective gray. It's also hard to tell from the photos, but I hope the Bronco on the helmet has an orange eye (like their Twitter profile photo and the logo at the base of the collar).
  15. That's what happens when you make a design available through and promote it on the front of the Nike catalog. It's appropriately called the "slant stripe." That said, I wish the teams would keep the matching pants stripe rather than putting the team nickname.
  16. Those photos aren't the greatest, but it's a new template, too. There are two seams that run down the sides on both the front and back of the uniforms, ventilation holes near the numbers and a "cowcatcher" mesh area on the collar. The Ducks have mesh-looking numbers now, too.
  17. With all due respect, it might make a difference in lower levels, in situations where all other factors are equal or depending on the sport. But I don’t think anyone truly believes uniforms are more important to elite college football athletes than any of the various factors listed above — primarily getting to the National Football League, winning national/conference titles and/or earning a degree that will set you up for life after football. That said, we *are* on a sports logos/uniform forum, so I’m sure we’d all like to see them play some sort of role. And while many of us like to point to Oregon as the poster child for what flashy new and alternate uniforms can do for a program, the Ducks are still looking for their first national championship and finally just signed their first Top 10 recruiting class in school history last cycle. If it made such a difference, they would have accomplished both a long time ago. Other schools following Oregon’s lead essentially negated any advantage they had in that department, too. And even then, the best program in college football over the last decade (having won five national championships and seven straight recruiting titles) has just one alternate uniform to its name over that time — and you could barely tell the difference unless you’re one of us who obsesses over those minute details. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Georgia — arguably the five best teams in the sport since the implementation of the playoff — are great programs that develop prospects into elite players, which is why they’ll continue to land the best recruits. The fact that they’re wearing Nike gear is just an added bonus, not a deciding factor.
  18. I certainly wouldn't say it's a larger problem across the board, especially based on one interview, but I'd love to have the access to hundreds of players from different schools/brands to ask that question (might have to do it on a smaller scale at next year's B1G media days, though). Ultimately, I'd wager for every one or two KJ Hills there are likely eight or nine other players that feel the brands make no difference. There are so many other factors in a recruitment, too, but it's interesting to see someone admit it did play some sort of a role.
  19. I can’t think of any specifically off the top of my head, but I certainly notice every time something uniform-related is incorrect in a commercial, television show or movie and point it out to whomever is sitting beside me.
  20. *insert russellwestbrookahthatsprettyinteresting.gif*
  21. I’m always interested to hear what the players have to say about uniforms, so I asked Ohio State wide receiver KJ Hill about them at Big Ten Media Days earlier this month. For some initial context, another reporter asked about his favorite alternate uniform during his career. “I like the all-blacks,” he said. “If I had to choose between the red (home) or the white (road), I’d probably choose the white just because you’re icy with the white. I always wear the red cleats with the white because I feel like that standout. I have the white socks with the red shoes. The white with the red numbers and I might have the red gloves. You can do anything with the white.” When I asked him specifically about the impact uniforms had on his recruitment, he said he refused to go to an Under Armour school (though he wouldn’t name which) because he didn’t like their gear. “If I don’t feel good then I don’t play good. That was one of my biggest nags in recruiting.” Hill added that programs that wear alternate uniforms typically have an advantage over those that don’t. “I see recruits post it all the time. They post the all-whites we wore in Ann Arbor two years ago when Dwayne (Haskins) came in. They love those. They love the all-blacks. They have the different helmets, throw the visor on there. That’s part of football, that’s part of who you are, that’s your swag.” At the end of the day, uniforms aren’t going to be the deciding factor. But for Hill, the brand and the materials they use are still important — at least important enough for him to rule out programs like Auburn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Texas Tech (all of which extended an offer). “I had the option to go wherever I wanted almost. I chose Nike all my life and I went to a Nike school.”