by David Mendez
The University of Arizona football team will be rocking new threads this season, and it almost seems as if they're going the same route as similarly-Nike-sponsored PAC-12 rivals, the Univeristy of Oregon Ducks, with uniforms that seem slightly...gimmicky. Brian Pedersen, the resident sports guy around here, had similar thoughts (though he appears to have wished they were just a bit more gimmicky):
#arizonawildcats FB uni redo thoughts: 1) Why go gradient (2-tone) numbers when NCAA plans to ban them? 2) Was hoping for some Zubaz action— Brian Pedersen (@realBJP) May 6, 2013
The seven different uniform combinations on display in the YouTube video released today (which you can see above) feature a new number font, gradient-like color blending on the shoulders and the numbers, three different jersey and pants options and four separate helmet options.
Basically, I'd be surprised if Arizona wore the same uniform combo twice this season. While I'm not a fan, I'm sure that recruits will be psyched.