Throwback and alternate uniforms, with a particular focus on jerseys and helmets, have become increasingly popular in recent years.

Teams often will break out a special jersey or helmet for a game to get the players pumped up and, more importantly, try to connect with recruits.

In May, Pick Six Previews found that the recruits the site polled ranked Alabama’s uniforms the worst in college football. But don’t expect the Crimson Tide to switch up its traditional uniforms any time soon. Nick Saban says it’s part of the team’s brand.

The uniform was one of a few non-Xs and Os topics Saban discussed on his radio show: