WATCH: Nebraska unveils alternate black uniforms with impressive hype video
Nebraska is among the most traditional programs in college football, but even the Cornhuskers will unveil an alternate uniform.
Playing off their storied history of the “Black Shirts,” the Cornhuskers will wear black uniforms this season, including a black block “N” on their helmets. The original black shirts term and tradition dates to the 1960s when coach Bob Devaney instituted the uniform as a way to differentiate between the first-string on defense and other players.
This announcement is sure to divide the fan base across generations, as older fans will likely voice their disapproval, because in their minds, this would take away from the history and tradition of the Nebraska defense. But they will no doubt be popular among recruits, and that is typically where coaches and programs lean in today’s college football.
The program unveiled the jerseys in the video below.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 19, 2019