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Notre Dame has joined in on the alternative uniform craze that is rocking college football right now.Sports-Glory
provides the video that I assume should have all alumni, boosters, and general Fighting Irish fans pumped when Notre Dames unveils these “Shamrock Series” uniforms against Miami October 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Here are comments from Notre Dame, provided by NotreDame.com, on the new uniforms:Notre Dame’s new adidas TECHFIT football uniform is a modern take on the classic blue jersey and features gold metallic numbers and IRISH in a Celtic font. The bright gold helmet is split with a blue section highlighting a large white Leprechaun graphic. Notre Dame’s gold pants feature a blue stripe on the left leg and the updated Leprechaun graphic. The team’s adidas TECHFIT base layer features gold numbers on the sleeves and the Leprechaun graphic on chest. The updated interpretation of the classic Notre Dame Leprechaun logo also appears on the team’s adizero Smoke gloves.
“Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series is one of the most highly anticipated games of the season and this year marks the first time we’ve created a head to toe new look for the Irish,” said Mark Daniels, director of football for adidas America. “To celebrate the historic matchup at Soldier Field, we worked with the Irish to create a bold new uniform that honors the school’s rich football tradition and bright future in a modern way.”
Notre Dame’s adidas TECHFIT jersey features multiple innovations to reduce the weight of the jersey by 30 percent, including a streamlined fit, new fabric, reduced seams and an ultra lightweight numbering system. In addition, the adidas TECHFIT jersey keeps players cool with integrated ventilation zones and moisture management fabric. Reduced seams and a restriction-free, high-stretch collar design increases the range of motion to support player agility and speed.
As I commented before, I’m all for the uniform craze and love the creativity that comes from representatives of Nike, Adidas and Under Armour.
I’ll keep my opinions to myself on what company is actually winning the uniform battle.Glenn Erby is a NFL writer for FootBasket. He also owns the NFL blog, Tha Cover 2. You can read more about him over there. Follow him on Twitter @thacover2.
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