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Canes unveil new unis while players unveil unbridled excitement

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What the hell.  We did it for Florida State yesterday, so it’d only be fair and equitable to do the same for an in-state rival.

Prior to its annual spring game, and after a couple of months worth of teasing and anticipation on the part of the fan base, The U Saturday — finally — unveiled its new uniform combinations for the 2014 season.  It marks the first major uniform change for the football program since late last decade, which might as well be an eon in today’s game.

The school referenced the football program making its way through NCAA sanctions as one area the new laundry represent.

“The uniform comes at the right time for the right team,” head coach Al Golden said. “These young men, who unselfishly guided us through some very dark days, now display a renewed attitude and spirit! These new uniforms capture that outlook.

“The innovative look respects our tradition but perhaps more importantly, represents the future and our current Canes.  We have one of the most iconic logos in college sports and Nike has combined that with its latest performance technology to produce a sleek, dynamic new uniform for The U.”

Based on the press release, it appears there will be a significant on the Ibis mascot on the uniforms, a fact that was driven home by the university.  From the release:

The ibis has long been an important part of the university’s heritage. As a well-known Native American symbol for both danger and hope, the bird was believed to be the last animal to seek shelter before an oncoming hurricane and the first to emerge after the storm. An aggressive interpretation of the Miami Ibis has been integrated into the uniform on the shoulders, hip of pant, and helmet.

Miami will now feature four interchangeable uniform colors. The tonal colors of the Ibis logo (green, orange, and white) inform three of the four new looks. At home, the Hurricanes will dress in orange. The orange jersey (“Juice”) is accented by green directional graphics at the shoulder. A clean white and silver helmet, featuring an anodized finish and grey facemask, completes the look. The white jersey (“Storm Trooper”) and pant is accented with green at the shoulder, and serves as the foundation of the away look. The white uniform is also capped with the white and silver helmet. The team will also showcase two alternate uniform colors – the first alternate showcasing a green jersey (“Surge”) and pant with a white helmet. The team will also introduce a new alternate anthracite “Smoke” jersey and pant serving as a reminder of the early pioneering pre-game smoke that opened every home game.

Whether the fans like the new uniforms remains to be seen; whether the players themselves like the new uniforms is patently obvious:

 

After the jump, you can take a gander at the new duds and, below that, sound off on whether a thumbs up or thumbs down is in order.

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20 Responses to “Canes unveil new unis while players unveil unbridled excitement”
  1. addict2sport says: Apr 12, 2014 6:13 PM

    I realize all these new uniforms are all about a money grab and recruiting ploy but I can’t stand all these alternate uniforms. I also realize that probably makes me an old fart who values tradition a little too much.

  2. canetic says: Apr 12, 2014 6:20 PM

    The white uniform should have been left all white.

  3. jimmy53 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:22 PM

    They still have a team? Is it a JV squad?

  4. jgroff05 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:50 PM

    Bad fucking ass

  5. uscfan1988 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:10 PM

    I don’t like them I think they are hideous but just my opinion

  6. orthomarine says: Apr 12, 2014 7:21 PM

    White one looks like they are trying to rip off USF’s white unis

  7. tampabayirish says: Apr 12, 2014 8:13 PM

    Awful. Nike is the worst thing to happen to college sports.

  8. kosarkid says: Apr 12, 2014 9:17 PM

    Like the orange helmet… probably would look better with the white uniform… drop the black uniform.

  9. atxcane says: Apr 13, 2014 12:03 AM

    Compared to what Nike *could* have given us, I’m happy. Nike has a unique ability to make god-awful gaudy uniforms.

    I actually like the green one a lot. Smoke looks pretty good. The white one may look better without the green undershirt, so it’s more monochromatic…would have been sweet if they just took the smoke one and made it white, changing the black accents to green.

    Nix the orange one. Gah it’s hideous. And the orange helmet can go with it. An alternate helmet with hurricane flags would have been cooler.

  10. whydoupost says: Apr 13, 2014 3:11 AM

    The schools that WIN, don’t need gimmicks.

  11. titansbro says: Apr 13, 2014 8:48 AM

    Um fsu did win.

  12. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Apr 13, 2014 10:30 AM

    I find the contrast with a coach in khakis and necktie to be amusing, and a little sweet too.

  13. noffy32 says: Apr 13, 2014 10:59 AM

    I was expecting an orange jumpsuit or black and white stripes.

  14. noffy32 says: Apr 13, 2014 11:01 AM

    Reaction from players were about FSU’s national championship trophy.

  15. queenlivekillers says: Apr 13, 2014 12:33 PM

    I think I saw the guy from Chappelle’s Show in the background doing The Robot.

  16. dryzzt23 says: Apr 13, 2014 1:21 PM

    Why are there no white players modeling these new unis?
    Are non-black players not welcome or “preferred” at Miami University?

  17. Bo Darville says: Apr 13, 2014 9:05 PM

    “Are non-black players not welcome or “preferred” at Miami University?”

    Miami University is in Ohio.

  18. mogogo1 says: Apr 14, 2014 10:15 AM

    Personally, I’d put the orange helmet with the orange jersey.

  19. scbaby2013 says: Apr 14, 2014 9:51 PM

    What would Paul dee think of these unis? Lol but seriously they don’t look that bad. Hopefully all these schools changing uniforms will have dates set aside to use the original or traditional uniforms.

  20. bfree2k says: Apr 15, 2014 11:42 PM

    I agree that this new uniform phenomina(?) is just a $$$ grab but the coaches and schools can’t actually say that that, they say it’s for recruiting, that todays kids like flash. I find it interesting that ‘Bama has the best recent track record in the game, just took the top spot in recruiting for 2014 landing a class with six 5-star recruits (no other program had more than two) and yet hasn’t changed a thing about its uniform in 50 years. I’m guessing that kids like winning (just) a little more than flashy designed-by-art-student uniforms.

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