Well, if Penn State can even think about tweaking its iconic uniforms, why not the equally iconic duds worn by Nebraska?
The school and adidas unveiled today, the release states, “new TECHFIT football uniforms the Cornhuskers will wear on September 29, 2012 when they host the University of Wisconsin Badgers at Memorial Stadium.” The release went on to state that “[t]his marquee contest is adidas’ first Unrivaled Game, an annual matchup of top adidas programs. This year’s Unrivaled Game featuring the Cornhuskers and Badgers is themed ‘The Quick and the Red.'”
As to the look, the release describes it as thus:
The Cornhuskers’ new adidas TECHFIT football uniform celebrates the school’s rich football heritage with a modern update and highlights the history of the Nebraska “N.” The uniform is head-to-toe red and showcases a bold black “N” on the chest, player numbers above the heart and black stripes on the jersey shoulders and side of pants. The team’s black adidas TECHFIT compression base layer features a tonal letter “N” on the sleeves to complete the look.
Nebraska’s black helmet honors the program’s Blackshirts legacy and features a red stripe and block “N.” The Cornhuskers’ adizero Smoke gloves feature the “N” logo and the team’s reflective black adizero cleats combined with the red -plated bottom will bring a bright and exciting look to Nebraska’s footwear during their Homecoming night game.
And, to be honest, it’s hard to argue that the game of college football needs more reflective cleats as night games in and of themselves are not nearly exciting enough.
Anyway, below are a couple of pics of the new uniforms, as well as the YouTube video sent out by the school…
Already in the crosshairs for his 2-3 team’s late-game failures, Butch Jones now finds himself under increasing scrutiny for something that allegedly happened a couple of months ago.
The website Gridiron.com, which features such respected journalists Tony Barnhart and Mike Huguenin among others, reported earlier today that the Tennessee head coach was involved in what was described as a “physical altercation” with senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during summer camp this past August. The source close to the program added that practice film that day captured the alleged incident, although it’s unclear if that tapes still exists.
From the site’s report:
The incident occurred during fall camp, about the time that news started to come out about a few offensive linemen who were considering stepping away from the program. Crowder walked off the practice field one day and missed a day or two of practice, and Brett Kendrick and Dylan Wiesman were said to be contemplating their futures. Sources say the players’ actions stemmed from an incident between Jones and Crowder.
The website also made a Freedom of Information request seeking any correspondence between the university and the Crowder family be turned over, but writes that UT “administrators said any sort of letter or correspondence that may or may not have happened was covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.”
Monday, Jones labeled what began as message-board speculation that he had struck one of his Vols players as “absolutely ridiculous.” The Knoxville News Sentinel contacted Crowder’s father, with the paper writing that “he had no comment and did not want to give validation to message boards.”
At least publicly, the university has yet to address the allegations. Jones will get yet another chance to address the speculation with the media in the very near future.
One of the most productive pass-catching duos in the country has been cut in half.
Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery confirmed Tuesday that Keevan Lucas sustained a torn patellar tendon in the third quarter of Saturday’s loss to Houston. As a result, the wide receiver will miss the remainder of the 2015 season.
“He’s such an emotional leader for us and such a great kid,” the first-year coach said. “We’ll have to make a few adjustments offensively and move some people around and try to make sure we’ve got guys in the right spot but also guys who will step up and be ready to play.”
Lucas is currently second on the team with 26 receptions and 409 receiving yards, behind Keyarris Garrett‘s 33 and 539. His five receiving touchdowns, though, are tops on the team.
Montgomery expects Lucas to be healthy enough to participate in spring practice next year.