There has been a trend in college football lately where teams talk about their uniforms almost as much as their play on the field. Oregon and TCU immediately come to mind when we think of new uniforms making headlines. The Miami Hurricanes, on the other hand have kept a pretty classic look that seems to remind fans of the 1990s when "The U" was a big brand. That's about about to change though.
The Miami Hurricanes football team announced Friday that it will take the field during the 2014 season in newly designed uniforms by Nike. "The timing is right and we want a uniform that speaks to our tradition, yet recognizes current trends," Hurricanes head coach Al Golden said. "Nike is working on innovative designs with the latest performance technology and we are excited to unveil them this spring."
The uniforms that Miami wore during the 2013 season were initially unveiled in 2006. During that time, UM has worn three special edition uniforms: two variations (2009 and 2010), as well as #TheSmoke uniforms and helmets unveiled during the Virginia Tech game this season. Miami also wore its smoke helmets for the 2013 bowl game in Orlando.
"Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs," Miami AD Blake James said. "There is no better design team than the group of experts at Nike, and we're excited about bringing new uniforms to our team and especially our fan base that has been asking for a refreshed look. We have one of the most recognizable brands in college athletics, and we look forward to strengthening that position in the years to come."
UM is finalizing plans to formally unveil during the coming months. The new fan jerseys will be available at retail stores, including ShopMiamiHurricanes.com, in time for the start of the 2014 season.
The University of Miami has launched the $7 million Football Victory Fund to address the most important needs of the football program. There are a variety of ways to contribute to the Football Victory Fund as well as to Hurricanes Athletics.
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