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so of the big name P5 teams with Adidas whose left?

Texas A&M

Mississippi St

Nebraska

UCLA

Wisconsin

...that about it?

Kansas

Indiana

NC State

Louisville

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so of the big name P5 teams with Adidas whose left?

Texas A&M

Mississippi St

Nebraska

UCLA

Wisconsin

...that about it?

Kansas

Indiana

NC State

Louisville

Michigan

and if you count AAC

Cincy

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Wisconsin has had their issues with Adidas, but moreso with Nike. The UW has very strict guidelines regarding production of apparel and Nike once lost their contract to produce stuff for Wisconsin when I was in school. I could see them dropping Adidas, since they seem to be falling off the college football boat, but they may be hard pressed to find someone who fits their strict guidelines.

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Don't forget Ohio and Georgia Tech rocking the vintage Russell.

Kidding aside, Adidas seems to do well with classic uniforms. I mean, just look that list - Michigan, A&M, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miss. State, UCLA - they're all teams with very classic, simple and clean looks. I think most fans have learned to deal with the garbage alternates that most designers create these days, but for the week-in, week-out stuff, Adidas hasn't done too terribly.

That being said, I'd love to see what Under Armor could do with some of those teams. I feel like Nike might try to... well, "Nike" them. UA seems to have some nice alternates - Northwestern, Maryland.

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Don't forget Ohio and Georgia Tech rocking the vintage Russell.

Kidding aside, Adidas seems to do well with classic uniforms. I mean, just look that list - Michigan, A&M, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miss. State, UCLA - they're all teams with very classic, simple and clean looks. I think most fans have learned to deal with the garbage alternates that most designers create these days, but for the week-in, week-out stuff, Adidas hasn't done too terribly.

That being said, I'd love to see what Under Armor could do with some of those teams. I feel like Nike might try to... well, "Nike" them. UA seems to have some nice alternates - Northwestern, Maryland.

im one of the few that love the Honeycomb look, helmets and all

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Now that is interesting...

Looks like their contract is up next year. Has UM been pitched yet or is this an early pitch presentation? Given how the corporate world works, UA likely has a powerpoint presentation template done for every single school that has an expiring contract for the next 2 years. That way they just refresh the numbers and can copy/paste the same text over and over again. Problem is that UA can't afford to overbid on many more flagship deals if they are break even or loss leader proposals. With adi basically retreating UA does look to be backing into the #2 spot pretty quickly but if they want to go toe to toe with the swoosh they could end up taking a serious financial hit.

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Now that is interesting...

Looks like their contract is up next year. Has UM been pitched yet or is this an early pitch presentation? Given how the corporate world works, UA likely has a powerpoint presentation template done for every single school that has an expiring contract for the next 2 years. That way they just refresh the numbers and can copy/paste the same text over and over again. Problem is that UA can't afford to overbid on many more flagship deals if they are break even or loss leader proposals. With adi basically retreating UA does look to be backing into the #2 spot pretty quickly but if they want to go toe to toe with the swoosh they could end up taking a serious financial hit.

I don't think Adidas is fully retreating. I think they just realized that having a smaller selection of schools, with just enough brand recognition to generate sales is better than bidding and paying one or two schools X amount of dollars over market value just to have them in their equipment. Just not worth it . Better money to be made with the NBA contract and the wacky basketball stuff they have

Michigan's deal is $8.2M+ per year . No way they try to re-bid on a team losing stock fast.

By 2016-2017, I think that would be saving over 15-20 million per year alone if they don't bid on these contracts anymore

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Michigan using Royal Blue?

I'm going out on a limb here, but to me, maybe, it looks like a neon blue? Maybe UA trying to sell Mich a wild color a la Oregon:Volt :: Michigan:Battery Acid Blue

obviously a little crazy, but just a thought.

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(Sorry, this is random...) First reaction to the Mississippi's in the numbers was that they reminded me of Carl from the Simpsons. I can't unsee them.

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Also, I love how Adidas couldn't turn out a white version of the anniversary jersey, but they still have to produce their special Egg Bowl jersey.

I already have enough things to remember

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Michigan using Royal Blue?

I'm going out on a limb here, but to me, maybe, it looks like a neon blue? Maybe UA trying to sell Mich a wild color a la Oregon:Volt :: Michigan:Battery Acid Blue

obviously a little crazy, but just a thought.

I wouldn't put too much stock into the brightness of that blue--it may just be a byproduct of whatever photo(shop) filter they applied to that image. Plus its being projected onto that screen so that alone may make the highlights seem brighter...that "maize" looks dang near white as is in that image too.

And...after staring at that photo again, I'm now 100% convinced those are UnderArmour cleats and UA logos. Presuming Click-Clack does indeed win the Michigan contract, if UA gives Michigan the Auburn treatment, I think they'll be in good shape for a good long while.

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Don't forget Ohio and Georgia Tech rocking the vintage Russell.

Kidding aside, Adidas seems to do well with classic uniforms. I mean, just look that list - Michigan, A&M, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miss. State, UCLA - they're all teams with very classic, simple and clean looks. I think most fans have learned to deal with the garbage alternates that most designers create these days, but for the week-in, week-out stuff, Adidas hasn't done too terribly.

That being said, I'd love to see what Under Armor could do with some of those teams. I feel like Nike might try to... well, "Nike" them. UA seems to have some nice alternates - Northwestern, Maryland.

This

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is not ok. This is not "doing well"

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Don't forget Ohio and Georgia Tech rocking the vintage Russell.

Kidding aside, Adidas seems to do well with classic uniforms. I mean, just look that list - Michigan, A&M, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miss. State, UCLA - they're all teams with very classic, simple and clean looks. I think most fans have learned to deal with the garbage alternates that most designers create these days, but for the week-in, week-out stuff, Adidas hasn't done too terribly.

That being said, I'd love to see what Under Armor could do with some of those teams. I feel like Nike might try to... well, "Nike" them. UA seems to have some nice alternates - Northwestern, Maryland.

This

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is not ok. This is not "doing well"

If by "doing well" you mean "getting run over by semi trucks on the LA Freeway" then yes, they are doing well.

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If Adidas would get rid of that stupid tire tread pattern on their uniforms, they'd have halfway decent uniforms.

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Michigan using Royal Blue?

I'm going out on a limb here, but to me, maybe, it looks like a neon blue? Maybe UA trying to sell Mich a wild color a la Oregon:Volt :: Michigan:Battery Acid Blue

obviously a little crazy, but just a thought.

I would almost bet anything that a change in the Blue and Maize will not happend or at least not be that drastic, not with their alumni base and supporters.

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It looks like the image is on a projector. Therefore you have a brighter blue and a mostly faded maize.

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Don't forget Ohio and Georgia Tech rocking the vintage Russell.

Kidding aside, Adidas seems to do well with classic uniforms. I mean, just look that list - Michigan, A&M, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miss. State, UCLA - they're all teams with very classic, simple and clean looks. I think most fans have learned to deal with the garbage alternates that most designers create these days, but for the week-in, week-out stuff, Adidas hasn't done too terribly.

That being said, I'd love to see what Under Armor could do with some of those teams. I feel like Nike might try to... well, "Nike" them. UA seems to have some nice alternates - Northwestern, Maryland.

This

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is not ok. This is not "doing well"

I'll give you the road tread.

But that's a pretty recent change. Mostly, adidas has done well with the classic looks:

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http://www.arkansasfight.com/2014/11/5/7162633/arkansas-missouri-battle-line-rivalry-presented-by-shelter-insurance

Further evidence there are too many marketing consultants in this country and some need to be drug out into the street and shot.

/Agrees ARMOgeddon and Ozarkalypse would have been better.

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Don't forget Ohio and Georgia Tech rocking the vintage Russell.

Kidding aside, Adidas seems to do well with classic uniforms. I mean, just look that list - Michigan, A&M, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miss. State, UCLA - they're all teams with very classic, simple and clean looks. I think most fans have learned to deal with the garbage alternates that most designers create these days, but for the week-in, week-out stuff, Adidas hasn't done too terribly.

That being said, I'd love to see what Under Armor could do with some of those teams. I feel like Nike might try to... well, "Nike" them. UA seems to have some nice alternates - Northwestern, Maryland.

This

img24073345.jpg

is not ok. This is not "doing well"

I'll give you the road tread.

But that's a pretty recent change. Mostly, adidas has done well with the classic looks:

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well, of these two schools, yes, they still look pretty good. I think the Michigan alts have been more good than bad. Of other classic schools mentioned, the Huskers alts= crap, UCLA alts = crap. A&M has been crap except for the throwback last week. I still can't figure out why Adidas still uses the tire tread. NO WHERE does it look good.

Maybe the UCLA tire treads is an homage to LA Traffic.

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http://www.arkansasfight.com/2014/11/5/7162633/arkansas-missouri-battle-line-rivalry-presented-by-shelter-insurance

Further evidence there are too many marketing consultants in this country and some need to be drug out into the street and shot.

/Agrees ARMOgeddon and Ozarkalypse would have been better.

Picked up my ARMOgeddon shirt last week. That name originated from our Missouri chapters of the Arkansas Alumni Association. We are putting on a big tailgate activity before the game and named it ARMOgeddon.

I suggested the Battle for Branson when we were submitting names at that particular meeting. The premise was the loser gets Branson. Unfortunately, it got shot down in the end.

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