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I saw this discussion on the other site and I have had this discussion with a few people before. (Please delete if already posted) But I was wanting to know if any of you think CMS will introduce a new uniform to usher in the "new era" of Kentucky Football?
I really dislike the uniforms now. I think the checkerboard idea was good but it was not executed very well. I would really like to see some classic style uniforms. My Alma mater, Morehead State (was a Nike school just switched to Russel), got rid of the cookie cutter Nike uniforms and got a classic look from Russel. Links below:
What do you think should CMS go with more classic uniforms or try to spice it up? Or do you think he will keep the same ones for now?
This post was edited by BigBlueMook 17 months ago
If you're going to break out new unis you need to make a splash. This staff is aggressive and the unis should reflect that. Classic unis won't cut it. Just my opinion.
Look, I am with you. The unis in my opinion are bad. Here is what I like, and you can alter the colors, Black, Blue, White.
Go back to the helmet with one blue stripe, the K, and a gray facemask. Best helmet ever. CATS or SEC between the screws. Just my 2 cents.
Kids/Recruits don't like traditional uniforms.....they want to stand out and be different.
Agree. Look at Maryland and Oregon. I think some of those are hideous but kids eat that stuff up.
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I agree with the classic Power K on the helmets. I think that with a matte finish would look sharp. I understand that some want the flashy look but when it comes to looking good I think the simpler the better. I would like to see UK introduce some grey uniforms with a matte blue helmet with the K or the UK on the side.
I think we should have black uniforms ( I know that isn't a school color) because recruits seem to be drawn to it when taking pictures from their visits. Maybe a black uniform with grey and blue worked into it somehow would be really cool IMO
I think Stoops and his staff have a pretty good idea what the kids of today want. If it requires an update uniform then you can rest assured it will be done. Or they may stick with a more traditional look and put an end to the alternating uniform combinations. Team & school recognition is going to be a priority when UK plays on TV.
Whatever Coach Stoops decides to do I will support it.
As far as the helmets, my thought is plain white, blue, and/or black with either the power K or the current interlocking UK logo. No stripes, no claw marks, no Maryland style shield or such nonsense. Just a plain, clean, understated helmet.
As far as the actual uniform, basic blue, white and black/gray trim may not allow much room for experimentation, unless Kentucky would decide to go the "Oregon" uniform route.
I am not opposed to anything as far as matte goes. It's different but is becoming pretty normal these days. It has looked pretty nice on some of the more notable teams having it that I can remember, like Oregon, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, & Oklahoma State. Seems like I remember seeing Boise State wear them several times too.
I am not opposed to anything until I actually see it. Plain is good, but alternative looks can be fun too as long as it is not "garish" in nature or just plain ugly. And please........... no "f'ugly " uniforms.
Like I said earlier, whatever Coach Stoops decides(if he is the one that decides this stuff?)is fine with me. I really don't care what our uniforms look like as long as we start winning SEC games. That's the bottom line with me, just win SEC games and we're all good!
This post was edited by suncat05 17 months ago
Kentucky put a lot of money into marketing all its sports teams and apparel with the interlocking 'UK' logo and making that the recognizable 'brand' for the school. I'd be really surprised if they suddenly abandon that and go back to the power 'K'.
Agree Matt, but at least the band still has the power K cause we ask for and we got it.
One thing about uniforms is that I want for it to be recognizable by everyone. Like the numbers on the side of the Alabama helmets or the Wings on the Oregon helmets. What ever is or isn't decided I would like to see KY football building a name brand for itself with wins on the field and success off of it as well.
Please, just get rid of the all-blue smurf look.
NCAA already took care of that, Boise can no longer wear all blue look as per new NCAA rule.
That's because the field is blue. The rule states you cannot wear a uniform that matches your turf. The smurf look continues...
The "kids" sure like those fancy Alabama helmets and unis ;)
Bring back the power K!
Only slightly true. Kids care more about trying to win and get to the next level. Nothing about Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Florida Uni's that are flashy. Just different color combinations on some. I wouldn't mind trying some new color combinations. And for Pete's sake, if you are going to wear a black uniform then get a freaking black helmet!!! It is repulsive to have on that white helmet with those uniforms. Makes my stomach turn looking at it. I'd do away with anything checkerboard as well. Checkerboard in college football is Tennessee, period.
And if you want to make things nicer, do something with the field unique. Our field, like our basketball court, is too boring.
I'll be in the minority here, but I really like our current uniforms. Not a huge fan of the all blue look, but certain looks are very well done
White helmet, Blue Jersey, White pants
All White look
Blue Helmet, White Jersey, Blue pants
Blue Helmet, Black jersey, Black pants
I think those four uniforms are excellent
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I thought there was some lawsuit or some type of legal actions behind not using the "power K" anymore? Could be thinking of something else....
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Id like a blend of grey, black, and blue. About 4 or so different unis..with different looks. Id love for at least 1 set that just stands out...mabye holographic grey jerseys with blue and black highlights,
Yeah, I could go for that as well. Good idea!
I'd be fine with new uniforms but we have a lot of options as it is now with the uniforms. Let the players wear what they like and excites the recruits. Forget trying to placate to the old timers who want nothing but traditional unis. It's not abou them!
If my memory serves me correctly I thought i saw on some of the recruits twitter accounts that they had been shown or told about new GRAY uniforms.
I hope this is true. I would like some grey uniforms. That would be different and you could incorporate classic style with some new age flash! Hascany of the reporters asked CMS if they have discussed new unis? I'm thinking probably not with all the other actual football preparations that need to be done
Perfect uniforms= gray helmets blue uk on them,blue jersey with black trim,and black pants. Btw first post
Agreed. I don't like the all-blue combo, but there are a LOT of good possibilities with the 3 colors we currently have for helmets, jerseys and pants. For example, why not go with white/black/white for a change instead of feeling like it has to be black-on-black (jerseys and pants) every time we wear any black at all? Or maybe white/white/black or white/white/blue on the road? If we were to add a black (preferably flat/matte black instead of a high sheen) helmet to the rotation, the possibilities get even better.
All of that said, I expect we will see something new in the uniforms this year. It is pretty common for that to happen with new coaches, especially when they are trying to instill a new mindset or commitment around the program. With the connections the Stoops family has, it makes this an even greater likelihood, IMO.
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