OT UNIFORMZ: 17 Reasons we could have done worse

Submitted by YoungGeezy on August 29th, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Yeah, in the past we've definitley had some crappy uniformz. Even so, we definitley could have done worse. Gizmodo has a ranking of 17 college football football unforms that will make you physically ill.

WARNING: Digest your lunch before clicking through.



Creedence Tapes

August 29th, 2013 at 2:54 PM ^

Disagree, those are some of the best uniforms. Better than what we've worn as alternate uniforms for sure. Air Force and BYU are the only boring ones, which seem to suite your taste, so I'm surprised those were included in the list.


August 29th, 2013 at 2:57 PM ^

The University of Maryland uniforms coming in at #1 was no surprise.

The general rule of simpler = better seems to be forgotten in many of these uniform designs.  It's as if they are trying to dance up to the line between bold and outrageous, and in many cases waltzing over the line by a few feet.



August 29th, 2013 at 2:58 PM ^

A lot of them might not look great at first glance, but some have some historical significance and make some kind of reference to their specific states, which I think is cool. I really like the Iowa State's classic look and I'm amazed they are the first one to use the vertical stripes again. That was a "thing" everyone did back in the day, even Michigan.


August 29th, 2013 at 3:15 PM ^

I could be way off base, of course, but Indiana previewed those helmets in June and they still remind me of the song "The Candyman Can" from "Willy Wonka" for some reason...

Zone Left mentioned it, but I agree - it's hard to miss the ND "leprechaun" helmets. Truly, an awful, awful idea.

NOLA Wolverine

August 29th, 2013 at 3:26 PM ^

I don't get how we're the "premier customer," or whatever they coined it, for Adidas if they continue to update the physical design of their uniforms yet delay giving them to Michigan.  Our new uniforms last year were released to many teams, including UCLA, the year before. Every other Adidas client also had normal looking jerseys while we wore shrink wrapped tarp for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. You can see their newly updated stiching on the UCLA and Tennesee uniforms in the link.

I get that it's not a huge deal now that we finally got normal looking ones, but it's worth asking what the "*YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST*" clause in the contract is in there for if we're not getting their top of the line stuff. Unless there's some co-pay on the Athletic Department's end, I don't see why we would reject updated jersey constructions. 

NOLA Wolverine

August 29th, 2013 at 4:42 PM ^

You're correct that happened. Those were the original "TechFit" uniforms. They had no seams so they apparently couldn't be grabbed that way (they had a promotional video explaining this). They also tore and suffocated lineman, and oh yeah, did the exact opposite of what they advertised. We dumped those two years ago and got what was then the latest model of uniforms last year. 


August 29th, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

Am I the only one that thinks those black Nebraska uniforms are great, almost better than their normal ones?


EDIT:  Aside from the typeface on the numbers.  If those were their normal typeface, the uniforms would be better than the originals in my opinion.


August 29th, 2013 at 5:02 PM ^

Someone should start an internet poll to determine which team has the best uniforms.  And then another poll for best helmet.  Internet users could vote and then there would be a definitive best.


August 29th, 2013 at 5:08 PM ^

The big winner in all of this is Penn State.  I'm old enough to remember when their unis were considered boring and dorky to everyone but a handful of old guys.

Now they are very trendy because of thier simplicity in comparison to the uniformz craze.  

Stick with what you do best if you are really good at it.  It will eventually become cool.  Chasing trends is for losers. 

Ali G Bomaye

August 29th, 2013 at 5:08 PM ^

In my opinion, the Miami (NTM) uniforms are the only really terrible ones on here.  A lot of the uniforms on here are trendy for the sake of being trendy, which isn't my cup of tea, but don't look that terrible.  Plus, they missed the uniform that is objectively the most overdesigned, poorly-thought-out sack of crap out there - Southern Miss's new uniforms:



August 29th, 2013 at 5:14 PM ^

Most were pretty bad but I actually really liked a few of them

Didn't care for Air Force, Princeton, Notre Dame, UCLA, Tennessee, BYU, Iowa State, Wyoming, and Maryland.  The rest were either tolerable or even likable.

Mr. Yost

August 29th, 2013 at 11:01 PM ^

...who cares? If I made a list, it shouldn't get linked. Neither should this guys. Not like it's a fan vote, ESPN, or someone who's opinion people give a damn about.


August 30th, 2013 at 9:32 AM ^

Are not bad uniforms at all? Those are just the new Adidas uniforms. You won't even notice it until you're up close. Idk how this is any difference from the Nike uniforms with the gel-like substance on the collar...


August 30th, 2013 at 11:02 AM ^

I'm a fan of Uniformz. I appreciate that programs are trying to modernize the sport. The ones Adidas gave us were obviously terrible, save for the Outback bowl, which were pretty sweet IMO. Am I in the minority here, or are the people who are opposed to uniforms just a very vocal minority?