"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
With away uniforms, they look better.
White sox are okay, but look better on home uniforms.
It would be sweet if we could rock some blue shoes as well.
For the away uni's I don't mind one way or the other really, white or blue look good (I prefer Blue, but white is fine). For the home uni's though, it can only be blue. The white look turrible IMHE.
The away uni viewed from from afar appears predominantly white and maize. So it really needs blue socks.
Blue FTW. Not that it's a big deal, but I much prefer the blue for both home and away.
The white socks all day. Look so much more crisp.
...for both away and home uniforms. This is a critical component to maintain UMs traditional uniform legacy. The contrasting white socks just look better, are more traditional and is unique when compared to what everyone else wears.
Back in the 70s and 80s, UM was one of the few teams along with USC and PSU that bucked the previaling football fashion trend and continued to wear black vs white shoes. At some point during the late Carr era, UM players started wearing black/blue socks while USC and PSU maintained their traditional black shoes/white socks. Blue socks, even with the home uniform, IMO puts UM in the "me too" category for college football uniform trends as it relates to shoe/sock combinations (see Ohio, Nebraska and Wisconsin).