Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Uniformz. ND with the new UA unis..... (not good)
for every game? woof.
Purdue is a big game for ND. Throw out the record books when those two get together.
There was a time when they were known as "the Spoilermakers."
True but none of us was alive then (well I was)...Other than a few years of .500 ball, they have done nothing since the late 60's.
ND 57–26–2 all time record.
and a fan of Michigan/CFB going back to the late 60's, and you're pretty much right about Purdue's overall "suckage" over the last 45 years. The only thing I'd differ with is that they've actually had two short "eras" of success: the Jim Young/Mark Herrmann period (late 70's thru '80) and the Joe Tiller/Drew Brees period (especially while Brees was there, tho they remained somewhat competetive for several more seasons until Tiller retired). Purdue actually had some very good-to-great teams for a few consecutive seasons during those two periods.
ok, I concede you make some good points.
The term "Spoilermakers" isn't based on successful eras. It is based on the habit of bad Purdue teams upsetting national powers. It happened to us in 1976. UM was number 1 in the country and they beat us 16-14 when Bob Wood's 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide at game's end.
They really earned the name against ND. See http://www.uhnd.com/blog/history/irish-stewed-spoilermakers-5296/
"As insignificant as you think Purdue might be, they didn’t come by their nickname “The Spoilermakers” for nothing. What team ended Notre Dame’s school-record 39-game unbeaten streak? Purdue. What team has ended double-digit unbeaten and/or winning streaks by Notre Dame on four separate occasions, more than any other Irish opponent? Purdue. What team holds the record for the most points scored in one game by an opponent in Notre Dame Stadium ? Purdue. What was the only team to defeat a #1 ranked Notre Dame team twice in the Ara Parseghian era? Yep, still Purdue."
"Ten of Purdue`s 17 victories since 1950 can be classified as ``major upsets.`` In 14 of its 17 losses to Purdue from 1950 to 1987, Notre Dame was ranked in the nation`s top 20. Four of the losses came when the Irish were No. 1, two when they were No. 2, one when they were No. 6, two when they were No. 8 and one when they were No. 9."
As to any question about how recent this is, I started by saying "there was a time . . ."
Honestly, take away the weird stripe on the pants and they aren't that bad. Better than the striped numbers for sure.
So the regular home and away's are exactly the same as they've worn the past few years except the UA logo on the shoulder replacing the adidas logo at the neck. Honestly, I am not a fan of the alternates but they are way more conservative than what they've worn for the "Shamrock Series" the past few years.
I am by no means an ND fan but I'd guess they are quite attached to the gold dome helmets, yet they wear these monstrous perversions of it at least once a year...no matter how much we complain about uniformz ND has it way worse.
Smif N Wessun would love these.
Not for every game. Just the Shamrock Series game vs Purdue... still one game too many
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Washington? That you?
I thought I was looking at a Power Rangers screen shot at first.
First thing I thought too
This uniform(z) is much worse than Michigan's uniform(z).
Than the weird half shamrock/half leprechaun helmets of a few years, ago, but they are hideous. Not as bad as those Maryland unis, though. It seems like the only attractive UA uniforms have been the Northwestern redesigns.
Looks just like the Navy uniforms
That's what I thought - doesn't immediately scream ND. Too much Navy Blue.
Either way, why you'd want to re-design your classic uniforms--even for one game--to end up looking like two teams you regularly play is beyond me.
Yikes. Red wing boots with stupid stripes on the pants. The rest is doable I guess
That undershirt is the most batshit insane thing I've ever seen. It beats those crazy state flag helmets from Maryland.
I actually think they look cool
I think they look cool too, but only because I hate ND.
That undershirt pattern is only slightly less hideous than an AJ McCarron tattoo. The pregame locker room will be filled with bleeding eyes.
a particular form of Catholic interrogation
The undershirt looks like some type of tunic that a 40 year old guy with a paunch and a pony tail would wear going to a "renaissance faire."
concur. Took me half a second to think that.
It looks like they used the UTL III unis as a template...
Pitt Panthers circa 1976 - 1982
Or simply wearing the Panthers uniforms from their game with Florida State last year:
The old Pitt uniforms were sweet. They should go back to them. Unique in college football.
Not that unique - looks just like UCLA.
LA, with all due respect, they are not the same. UCLA is powder blue and gold, while Pitt was darker blue with a matte, mustard color helmet.
I really like these. Just a difference of opinion.
you might as well have angled strips of duct tape on your pants.
Atrocious. Just looking at those makes me want to throw up in my mouth...
God Damnit Dave Brandon! Will you stop at nothing to ruin my college football viewing experience!?!?!
and another honorary +1 pertaining to soul of college football being sold.
"They wear what the archbishop tells them, and who tells the archbishop? Their king in the pointy hat what sits on his throne in Rome."