With one college football game left to play Monday night at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia, let’s look at some of the most interesting — and awful — uniform options that made their debuts during Week 1.
What was Louisville thinking with its ‘Uncaged’ alternates inside the Georgia Dome against Auburn?
Not only was the Angry Bird logo on one side of the helmet comical, but the Old English font on nameplates was executed terribly.
The best part of Louisville’s Renaissance Festival name font is that it’s hard to see pic.twitter.com/hzKcflVOYm
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 5, 2015
Virginia’s new chrome helmets glistened in the California sun at UCLA, but Bruins true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen knifed his way through the Cavaliers’ secondary for 351 yards and three scores to spoil the reveal. I’d say this two-toned lid paired with a new white alternate was college football’s best helmet during opening weekend:
You have to feel sorry for Miami, a program with much prestige from an apparel standpoint over the last several decades under the Nike umbrella. But this year’s switch to Adidas, whose uniforms were unveiled in July at a nightclub, are too busy and the custom typeface is downright appalling.
What language are these new Miami Hurricanes uniforms in? Are these ancient Greeks playing for them? pic.twitter.com/DivOL0GqSM
— Paul Kendrick (@PaulKendrick84) September 6, 2015
Adidas’ debut for Arizona State was its best look, despite the Sun Devils’ play in Houston against Texas A&M. Here’s the ‘Desert Ice’ alternate:
Courtesy of the Akron Zips, check out these new helmets:
It’s not a weekly uniform update without peeking at Oregon’s updated 2015 line. The Ducks wore a familiar volt-black-volt combo against Eastern Washington, though multi-colored jersey feathers and partial chrome helmets are subtle additions.
Reflective numerals are unique, but not at Nike’s flagship: