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Just so you know, the syracuse concept doesn't show up, It's Boise State instead

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Kentucky: I'm not a huge fan of this one. I don't like the spikes...I feel that Kentucky should have either a classic look or something involving checkers.

King yourself on that!

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Arizona State V.2

I decided to just go ahead and try out my new idea for Arizona State, so if you want to see V.1 you can see it here. For V.2, everything is the same except the jersey design, I moved the pitchfork onto the sleeves and put numbers over it. The flag stays but now it is on the back of the jersey and sublimated, similar to Nike basketball uniforms. I also changed the numbers back to gold on the home jerseys. Personally I like this a lot better then V.1, I may end up using its design for a Cardinals concept if I ever do any NFL stuff.

Home and Away Uniforms

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Illinois Fighting Illini

I really like Illinois' new basketball unis, so I used that as inspiration for this concept. I used the split colored script on the helmet, and added a double stripe pattern that matches the script. The striping pattern is tapered on the sleeves to give a more modern feel and I used it on the pants as well. i decided to get creative with the collar as well. And as you can see I used the basketball team's font, I used to think it looked too cartoon-ish but it has grown on me and I like how unique it is.

Home and Away Uniforms

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Alternate Uniforms

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Kentucky Wildcats

I love the uniforms Kentucky currently wear especially the pants. However, I think they can get even more modern with the design so I decided to do just that and came up with unique striping design that's used on the jerseys and pants. This is my 4th SEC team to do so far, so I'll try and get some others done although I may go ahead and do Arkansas.

Home Uniforms

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Away Uniforms

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would you mind if I use your idea two tone word mark helmet concept, for an Illini concept of my own?

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would you mind if I use your idea two tone word mark helmet concept, for an Illini concept of my own?

Sure, here is a bigger version of it, it should be compatible in paint too unless the upload messed it up. Anyways, I have 3 new teams done, Duke, Ohio State, and I had a guy email me requesting Tennessee, he also made the adidas template I used so I gotta give credit to Deion Blackwell for the modified template.

Duke Blue Devils

I've always had this idea for Duke, it was just a matter of when I wanted to put on the computer. I'm also drawing their logo in classes and I drew a custom wordmark to match the D logo, and I was going to try and just convert that to the computer but I actually found a free font that almost matches it perfectly. So I used this font throughout the whole concept. The striping design is based off of their basketball uniforms, I know I've been doing that alot lately but of anyone should do something like that it would be Duke since they are far more successful in basketball.

Home and Away Uniforms

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Alternate Uniforms

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Next Up is...

Ohio State Buckeyes

This is really just an update of my last concept, I thought about doing a Pro Combat alternate for them that I may end up doing but I wanted to go ahead and post these. The biggest change from it and my last concept is the pants have received the pro combat treatment and the logo has been tweaked some.

Home and Away Uniforms

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Tennessee Volunteers

Like I said earlier this one was requested, I may end up just finishing all of the SEC before I start on other conferences, because I have a lot of ideas for the other teams right now. For Tennessee I used the checkerboard pattern used in their endzones, I tried that out in a concept I did about 2 years ago and it just seems like a nice way to make Tennessee unique, similar to Alabama's houndstooth. I used a number font to match their T logo and I added "Vols" across the chest, I'm kind of iffy on the black alternate but Deion asked me to do it because it was popular with some of the Tennessee fans, so I went ahead and added that.

Home and Away Uniforms

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Alternate Uniforms

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Alright so I'd like to hear more comments on these, no one really said anything about Kentucky and Illinois, so I'd like to hear more on them too.

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All of Duke's uniforms and Tennesee's black uniform are extremely incredible. Amazing job sir.

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Duke should seriously pick those up... I'm glad you tweaked Ohio State's logo, it looks soooo much better now. and I don't like Tenn's name size on the back, and it doesn't really seem like the whole uniform flows very well.

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OhioStateHomeandRoadUniforms.png

Speaking as a Buckeye...

The Ohio State ones are nice.

I could actually see The Buckeyes using that exact design with the game pants in the future.

The Jerseys could be sold in the stores. Trust me, they would sell. I could even see them as a one-game 'Non Throwback" jersey.

Thanks.

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very creative on the Michigan unis. i like that. i LOVE the ohio state uniforms. nice use of keeping the gray w/ the same stripe pattern. very unique and cool. keeping w/ tradition, but making it modern. while i do like the O on the helmet, purists would say keep it clean so they can add buckeyes to it.

the only ones i didn't really like were the oklahoma ones. too many stripes going on. i would also flip the number color/outline on the UGA home and pro combat. Red numbers white outline on pro combat, black numbers, white outline on home uniform. i think too many people use white numbers, when they have uniforms that allow for color on color w/ white outlines that looks SICK on tv.

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gotta agree. give me a silver collar and tv numbers on that ohio state concept, and that's IMO better than what they have now.

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I agree! This is great stuff; I'm looking forward to see if you utilize the Pitt old look or the Pitt new look....keep these coming!

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Thanks guys, I was a little too busy to keep going back in February but I should have some time to do more over the summer. I actually finished Florida and I may have posted it in the original post but around the time I was going to post it, Brave-Bird and some others posted some Florida concepts and I thought mine was kind of similar. I may post it over the weekend and I'll definitely start working on some more teams.

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So thanks to the bump, I decided I'd go ahead and continue the series.

First up is Florida...

Florida Gators

Florida is a team I have done concepts for about 4 times before, the first two times I went with uniforms inspired by their old throwbacks. The next two times I just built off of their current uniforms by adding the new font and gator skin and tweaking the striping. For my 5th try I decided to take inspiration from their last two Pro Combat uniforms. The uniforms really build off of the 2010 set, while the helmet is from the 2009 set. I sublimated gator skin on the helmets but thats the only place, the uniforms use a unique striping that was inspired by the sleeve stripes from the Pro Combats. And of course you will notice the tweaked and re-colored Gator head, I've used it for my last two or three concepts. Here is a closer view of the orange helmet, and the white helmet.

Home and Away Uniforms

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Alternate Uniforms

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And next up is Texas Tech...

Texas Tech Red Raiders

If you didn't know, the red raiders are getting new uniforms this season and they are awful. Personally, I thought they had one of the best modern looks in College Football when Michael Crabtree was there. So I went with a style similar to those uniforms, just some wrap-around piping with "horns". I also used serpentine for the number font since it is used as the wordmark. Got rid of the white helmet, if Tubs wants them to look like Auburn he might as well go all out and go with the northwestern stripes on the uniforms, I don't like the unmatched look. Oh I also emphasized red more since they are the red raiders.

Home and Away Uniforms

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Alternate Uniforms

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Home and Away Uniforms with Red Helmets/Pants

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Hope you guys enjoy, I'll probably go back and make some updates to a couple teams like Ohio State and Auburn.

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Florida: the pants and sleeve stripe are a little odd, but the overall idea is very similar to what most people lean towards...and it always looks pretty good. The "F" and custom font are a great part of their identity, but it isnt in the football uniforms. Nice job.

Texas Tech: the uniform template is very Nike esque. Reminds me a lot of the swoosh around uniforms Miami wore before their current set. I think red pants are more important than black...maybe even try a red lid?

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For the Wolverines, I'd invert the sleeve wings on the road jerseys a la LA/St Louis Rams:

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Tennessee: Not a fan of the black jerseys...but I'm on the side of eliminating all black from the UT athletics identity.

Florida: Nice work. I really like the widening pants stripe. Did you wash out the color of the gator? The green just doesn't look as green.

Arizona St: What font did you use for the numbers? I absolutely love it. Also, nice work on the sublimated state flag design.

Texas Tech: A nice concept, but nothing Earth shatteringly different there. I would like to see a while alt helmet like they have now.

Illinois: I'm not really sure that the two-tone text on the helmet would work.

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