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College football is nearly back and, as usual, a ton of teams will have changes to their uniforms.
The changes range from minor tweaks to the paint used on helmets, and to full uniform makeovers. The big winner appears to be Adidas who have added a bunch of FBS schools to their program.
Here is a rundown of the changes we have seen so far, with a lot of assistance from the invaluable Uni-Watch.
ARIZONA STATE — The Sun Devils have a new head coach in Herm Edwards, and it appears they are going with a cleaner jersey. The sleeve stripes are gone, as well as the wordmark on the chest.
- Twitter/ASU Football
ARKANSAS — Some minor changes for the Razorbacks, and it appears they no longer have a matte helmet.
- Twitter/Arkansas football
BALL STATE — The Cardinals have a new white jersey for 2018. The numbers have gone from red to black and the TV numbers on the shoulders have been replaced by stripes.
- Twitter/Ball State
BOSTON COLLEGE — A small tweak for BC that most people probably wouldn’t even notice. They have added two vertical stripes to the collar that mimic the sleeves.
- Twitter/BC Heights and Lows
CONNECTICUT — UConn is bringing back their block-C helmet logo in both white and blue versions, “for select games.”
- Twitter/UConn Football
EAST CAROLINA — New jersey for the Pirates that has added sublimated horizontal stripes.
- Twitter/East Carolina
FLORIDA — The Gators look is mostly the same, but they are the latest school to switch to Nike’s Jordan Brand, adding the Jumpman logo to their uniforms.
- Twitter/Gators Football
HAWAI’I — New uniforms for the Rainbow Warriors, although not a very good look at them yet.
- Twitter/Hawaii Football
HOUSTON — It’s not clear if any of these are technically new, but with different shells, decals, and facemask colors, the Cougars will have 12 different helmets. They could wear a different one for all 12 regular-season games.
Source: UH Specialists
ILLINOIS — The Illini have a new look this season, including their classic orange and a new blue helmet.
- Twitter/Illini Football
INDIANA — The Hoosiers have added sublimated candy stripes to their sleeves and the end of their pants.
- Twitter/Indiana Football
IOWA STATE — The Cyclones have added an all-black uniform. They have also dropped the shoulder stripes and appear to no longer have a red chrome helmet.
- Twitter/Cyclone Football
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE — New helmet for the Ragin’ Cajuns
MINNESOTA — The Golden Gophers have a new jersey that adds a collar and switches the numbers from gold to white with a pattern and gold outline. In all, they have three new jerseys and three new helmets, including a gold chrome helmet.
- Twitter/Gophers Football
MISSISSIPPI — Ole Miss now has a white helmet that will be worn with an all-white uniform against Texas Tech.
- Facebook/Ole Miss
NEVADA — The Wolf Pack have moved from Nike to Adidas. The new uniforms have ditched some of the stripes and added a new light blue pant which appear to be replacing their white pants. It’s also hard to tell, but the helmet might be a tad darker, possibly to match the dark blue jersey.
- Twitter/Nevada football
NC STATE — New uniforms for NC State. It is not clear in these photos, but Tuffy, the school’s wolf logo, is on all three helmets. Also, it is difficult to see, but the emblem from the state flag is sublimated on the jerseys, just above the left hip.
- Twitter/NC State Football
OHIO — Small, but significant, change for Ohio as they have moved the shoulder stripes from the top of the shoulders to the sides.
- Twitter/Ohio Football
OKLAHOMA — OU is also jumping on the Jordan Brand bandwagon. The new uniforms also come with slight tweaking to the chest lettering and apparently the helmet logo is a little wider. Side-note: Linemen make the Jumpman logo look small.
- Twitter/OU Football
PURDUE — Does Purdue have a new matte helmet this season? The school posted this photo to social media and it appears to be a new matte gold paint job, although it is possible it is just the lighting or a filter.
- Twitter/Purdue Football
SOUTH ALABAMA — The Jaguars have switched from Nike to Adidas although the uniform looks largely the same.
SOUTH FLORIDA — USF has switched to Adidas. They have not provided a complete look yet, but the helmet color looks different and it might even be two-toned, with a darker color towards the bottom.
- Twitter/USF Football
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI — The Golden Eagles are yet another school that made the switch to Adidas this season. Gone from their Riddell jerseys are the off-color sleeves and the outlines on the numbers. The helmets have added two stripes.
- YouTube/Southern Miss Athletics
TEMPLE — The Owls have added a new grey jersey and all the uniforms have a new striping pattern across the front.
- Twitter/Temple Football
TENNESSEE — There is a rumor that the Vols will be ditching the checkerboard pattern from their helmets and pants. However, during a recent photo shoot, the checkerboard was still there. One change that is coming for the Vols is they have dropped their “smokey grey” alternates. Nothing but orange and white this season.
Source: Sports Radio Knoxville
VIRGINIA — New uniforms for UVA come with a new number font, no more outlines on the numbers, and stripes on the sleeves, which replace the TV numbers. They are also bringing back their orange alternate jersey. The helmets now have two stripes instead of three and the numbers no longer have an orange outline.
- Twitter/UVA Football
Texas-EL PASO — UTEP has three new uniforms this season, but so far all we have seen is the new orange helmet, which is a less bright shade of orange and eliminates the center stripe. Players will also get small pick-ax achievement stickers on the back, akin to the Ohio State Buckeye stickers.
- Twitter/UTEP Football
WYOMING — The Cowboys are yet another school that switched from Nike to Adidas and unveiled new uniforms.
- Twitter/Wyoming football
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