BYU football: Cougars unveil 'blackout' uniforms for Oregon State matchup


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  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    Oct. 6, 2012 7:34 a.m.

    Blackout for the Coogs, I wonder where they got that idea? But, the concept is to wear black at night. Oops.

    And, you know the saying: "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" Just one more example of the little brother trying to be like the big brother.

  • schmed Frisco, tx
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:18 p.m.

    A black-out coming from a team with the worst dressed coach in all of college football. Sure, why not? Most of the country has taken this hideous color and made it their daily attire, or, haven't you noticed? Americans have to be the worst dressed nation on earth and Californians the worst in the country. Go to Texas and see how to dress decently. The American fashion has degenerated into wearing no more than a few creepy, slovenly and messy items such as and limited to, black, grey and sports clothes. That's about it! Everywhere you go the same drab, poor, dark, apathetic way of dress. So, lets put this stuff on our BYU team. A previously bright, intelligent, sharp looking appearance must turn into what everyone else has become. I say BOO, it stinks ! To a nation that thinks this represent them and the tell tale psyche about this look just figures, doesn't it? Perhaps we can all dress better. No doubt the Deseret News will censor this Fahrenheit 451 also.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    I bleed the BYU Blue, not black, not gray. Blue and White. Spend the money that was used on the uniforms to fund another scholarship. This reminds me of Oregon or Oregon St. Whichever one has those lousy uniforms.

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    Oct. 3, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    Yes it's great to be a PAC 12 fan. But I feel sorry for Oregon State fans today. I doubt this website would let me post a link.
    Nothing more pleasant than political correctness to take the fun out of football.

    I wonder if people are so offended they will make the school change colors?
    I am not joking.

  • No Conference Will Take Us SEATTLE, WA
    Oct. 3, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    I would not boast about BYUs future scheduling skywalker. We already see scheduling changes being made and contracts dropped by power conference schools. I would not be surprised to see Notre Dame change its deal with BYU now that it's partners with the ACC. Same goes for other schools like Texas. The problem is we have to worry about scheduling 12 games a year. Conference members have the majority of their schedules set every year, only having to plan on 3-4 OOC games. It's going to be tougher for us to attract big time opponents in the future.

  • No Conference Will Take Us SEATTLE, WA
    Oct. 3, 2012 3:45 p.m.

    Palo Alto, CA

    "Utah's Olympic sports have been playing on Sunday for years. I don't see why a public university would have any conflict accepting a schedule with a couple of basketball games on Sunday."

    It's very simple - hardly any Utah fans attend those other Olympic sports games anyway, regardless of the day played, and very few of those games were home games played on Sunday.

    Men's basketball games, however, used to be attended by thousands of active LDS Utah fans and long-time season ticket holders, who still choose to honor the Sabbath and not attend games on Sunday. It's a slap in the face by Utah not to respect those fans.


    Does it matter how many people attend whichever sport on a Sunday?
    Its sorry to see a fellow BYU fan using reverse justification to try and prove a point.

    I just don't understand the obsession that fellow BYU fans have about Utah playing on Sunday. There are things more important in life. Like how we conduct ourselves for example, seven days a week.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 11:40 a.m.


    Couldn't it be said that playing on Saturday is a slap in the face to Utah's Jewish and 7th day Adventist students?

    Again, as a public, and therefor secular, university there should not be any conflict playing on any day of the week. If you make concessions for one religion, it would by hypocritical to not make concessions for all of them. If people choose to not attend those specific games in observation of their sabbath that is perfectly fine. I, for one, will be at the Sunday games cheering for my school. That is the beauty of free agency.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Oct. 3, 2012 9:06 a.m.


    "Utah's Olympic sports have been playing on Sunday for years. I don't see why a public university would have any conflict accepting a schedule with a couple of basketball games on Sunday."

    It's very simple - hardly any Utah fans attend those other Olympic sports games anyway, regardless of the day played, and very few of those games were home games played on Sunday.

    Men's basketball games, however, used to be attended by thousands of active LDS Utah fans and long-time season ticket holders, who still choose to honor the Sabbath and not attend games on Sunday. It's a slap in the face by Utah not to respect those fans.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Oct. 3, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    Two For Flinching

    "I will say that your claim of BYU wearing multiple shades of blue back in the 60s/70s is completely false."

    Then you obviously weren't around during the 60's and 70's and 80's because not only did the shades of blue vary from team to team, they also varied from year to year for the same team.



    There's NOTHING "scared" about going Independent - BYU already has Texas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Boise State, Utah, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia on their future schedule. Only a blind homer could argue that scheduling teams like that shows that BYU is "scared" of anybody. Besides, why do you feel the need to "defend" the Utes, unless you're really just a Utah troll pretending to be a Weber State fan?

    btw, nice dodge throwing in Weber State's basketball championships, when we're talking football. It still doesn't disguise the fact that the Wildcats haven't even been competitive against decent D1-AA teams, let alone against perennial Top 25 D1-A teams.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 1:02 a.m.

    @ Christy B

    I think you need to re-read my post again, this time with some comprehension. I will say that your claim of BYU wearing multiple shades of blue back in the 60s/70s is completely false. I also didn't say a thing about Utah St.

    @ sammyg

    Utah's Olympic sports have been playing on Sunday for years. I don't see why a public university would have any conflict accepting a schedule with a couple of basketball games on Sunday. If fans and donors choose not to attend those particular games for whatever reason, that's fine. I don't see how that could possibly be considered selling out though.

  • HCB63 Orem, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 11:32 p.m.

    What an incredible waste of money. The tens of thousands BYU spends on these one-time use uniforms would be better spent in the school scholorship fund.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:08 p.m.

    TN Cougar
    Johnson City, TN
    What happened to "loyal strong and true, wear the white and blue?" Our uniforms looked great before. I don't like the change. We should only use our real colors (blue and white). TRADITION, Spirit, Honor.


    It's a NIKE experiment. I wish they never got the uniform contract for the NFL & NCAA. What is going on at Oregon is only the beginning. They want to radicalize most every uniform. What is traditional will eventually be changed. Or they will try anyway. There are uniforms that should not be changed - Dallas Cowboys, Steelers, Notre Dame, USC....Some of the design concepts are awful! I can see changing elements here and there, but not radical color & logo changes. The only exception would be a 3rd jersey.

    People complained about the Washington Huskies black uniform, but now they like it and has become their 3rd jersey. Who knows, if it looks alright, the black on BYU could become their alternate uniform as well.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 7:18 p.m.


    Big Sky Football titles: 3 (1965, 1968, and 2008)
    Big Sky Basketball titles: 19

    Just an FYI. At least they will have the guts to play in a strong conference...not run away.

    I am only talking smack about BYU because they make fun of Utah joining a BCS conference, but were too scared to do so themselves. I thought it would be neat for the state of Utah to have two BCS conference teams, one big mid-major, and two big FCS, but if BYU is scared, that's alright.

    Don't worry about the perennial top 25, that won't happen with BYU anymore with their week schedule. USU will pass BYU up for second program in the state because BYU chose not to man up and join the Big 12 and compete for top dog with Utah.

    Oh well, enjoy the black jerseys and the green-light games, just don't expect respect from everyone when they aren't impressed with wins over Wazzou, Weber State (even though we are great, great, great ;-)), and the weakest Hawaii team ever fielded.


  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 2, 2012 7:17 p.m.

    Wow, so many ute fans chiming in...amazing they care so much about BYU...I wonder why? I mean this is just a uniform article? Can that fan base really be so shallow?

  • TN Cougar Johnson City, TN
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:58 p.m.

    What happened to "loyal strong and true, wear the white and blue?" Our uniforms looked great before. I don't like the change. We should only use our real colors (blue and white). TRADITION, Spirit, Honor.

  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    I absolutely HATE gimmick games. Blackouts, whiteouts...just play some football and win the game. You look like a complete idiot if you lose. It also turns into a distraction no matter what they say. It's stupid.

  • TN Cougar Johnson City, TN
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    What happened to "loyal strong and true, wear the white and blue?" Our uniforms looked great before. I don't like the change. We should only use our real colors (blue and white).

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    Two for flicking

    ...that is selling out."

    And what would you call Utah's acceptance of two scheduled Sunday basketball games?

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Oct. 2, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    Sorry to break it to all of you who never leave the Wasatch Front, but these kinds of uniforms have been around for years. And even as an old guy, I'm really glad we lost the powder blue (royal?) years ago. You would think black uniforms and navy uniforms were invented by the U and USU.

    It is well-known that if you want to see what style people were wearing 10 years ago, go visit Utah...

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 4:43 p.m.


    Glad you are happy about BYU's record over Weber State (an FCS team). Hold onto that!

    I know my most of my Cougar friends who would be happier playing in a BCS conference rather than looking up and posting the scores of their triumphs over an FCS school throughout the years. Oh well, such is BYU now. "If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad."


  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 3:42 p.m.


    Comparative scores are the most meaningless statistic in sports.

    Suffice it to say, BYU and Weber State have played three times, and the scores have never even been close:


  • FazaPops Ponte Vedra, FL
    Oct. 2, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    @A1994 And just which schools in the SEC pay for their players?

    Under Armour enters into a partnership with the respective universities so I'm sure they are incentivized on some level.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Oct. 2, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    I think going Black is a grave mistake.

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 1:49 p.m.


    Weber State played the Sugar Bowl Champion Utes 37-21--better score than BYU posted against the U that year. They were beat on last second plays by Wyoming and Colorado State. I think they would beat Hawaii this year. The Wildcats played BYU better than Hawaii did. Ask Riley if he doesn't think Weber State has some tough players--poor kid has never been the same.

    Have fun with the whole independence and black jersey thing--adorable, really, just too cute!

    Replace "Rise and Shout, the Cougars are out" with "Tuck tail and run, let's all have some fun (with a green-light game)."

    BYU Independence--GO WITH IT!

  • Ballplayer Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    If this were clever or original it might be fun, but even then probably not. What self-respecting cougar fan would think this is a great idea after the Utes have been doing it for the last few seasons. As a season ticket holder I would rather see them knock some dollars off the price of a ticket rather than buy new uniforms an gear they will only use in one game. Lame.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 1:18 p.m.


    Oregon has really changed the face of football uniforms and I am glad the NCAA allows it but...do not allow anyone else to change the color of their football field from traditional green to dark blue, rummy red or peacock purple .

  • Dnquixote Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 2, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    Why black? This has never, in any way, been a color associated with BYU. I know they will say they aren't copying other teams, but its a hard argument to make. I think solid white or solid dark blue would look just as good and be relevant to the schools colors.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 12:55 p.m.

    Go away little kitty; there are FCS teams that are actually competitive with some FBS teams. Unfortunately, you're not one of them.

  • Carson Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    Color won't matter. The Beavers are going to clean your clocks, and I'm going to love it!

  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 12:04 p.m.


    I don't think an FCS team losing to an FBS team is embarrassing. Weber State is in disarray, no doubts there; However, I don't think they will declare independence, leave the Big Sky, schedule the weakest FCS teams and a few Division II to pad the schedule and try to back into a playoff spot.

    The Wildcats will face the challenge of rebuilding their program while being in the best conference in FCS. If only BYU would show some fortitude like that and step up their game and play in the Big 12--don't have the guts to do that I guess. If BYU were in the Big 12 like TCU, the only teams I think they could, and I mean COULD beat are Kansas and Iowa State. They could be on the big stage--no not 10:30 ET start times on ESPN, the real big stage--and build a better team later down the road that wins a Big 12 conference. Instead BYU wants to pound their chests over beating FCS teams, Hawaii, NMSU, Idaho...etc.

    BYU independence--GO WITH IT!

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    Dumb move. costly and accomplishes nothing. if you want to change uniforms, go to the royal blue - that's REAL BYU. But black? another me too promo. You have to wonder what goes through the minds of the execs at times in Provo.

  • in-the-know Alpine, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 11:02 a.m.

    Whats next?
    The Oregon Ducks wearing new Nike uniforms with Oregon State Black and Orange?

    Find an identity BYU and find it quick!

    You are a laughing stock!

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:34 a.m.

    Two For Flinching

    You're obviously totally clueless about BYU's "tradition" of using a particular shade of blue. If you did even a cursory search of past BYU uniforms from the 60's, 70's and 80's, you'd find that there's absolutely no consistency, in fact, different BYU teams during the same season often wore different shades of blue. That was one of the reasons BYU adopted a standard shade of blue a few years ago. The fact that BYU decided to go with a dark shade of blue similar to the blue used by Utah State had NOTHING to do with the Aggies.

    btw, If I were U, I'd be doing everything I could to dump the lyrics from that dated 1800's drinking song and come up with something that isn't so embarrassingly comical.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:24 a.m.

    Team with the prettiest uniforms will win, so what's O-State wearing?

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    The KSL web site reports that the BYU blackout uniforms will be sold and the money given to the BYU football program. Let's see, I guess the money coming from that ESPN TV deal is not so great after all. And I was led to believe that BYU had plenty of money in their football coffers and didn't need gimmicks like a blackout game to raise money. I guess that I was misled again.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:08 a.m.


    You are missing the point. For all of BYU's bravado about tradition, the Cougars seems to change their colors quite a bit. Could you imagine Texas changing to a different shade of orange or Michigan using a different blue? No, because they have a ridiculously strong tradition. BYU on the other hand has shown that they are willing to change colors (and logos) on a whim just for the sake of grabbing a few extra dollars. That is not tradition; it's called selling out.

    As for Utah, their helmets and jerseys match perfectly. One year (2004) Utah's helmets were a darker shade of red, but pretty much every year before of after that Utah's red helmets have been the same as their jerseys.

  • phantomblade Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    I've been checking color charts and haven't been able to find any mention of Aggie Blue or Utah Black. I do find it interesting that the Red on Utah's helmets doesn't match their Red jerseys, but we all know that the MUSS lives across the Green, and that the Aggies love Thistle, so all is good.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:46 a.m.


    How embarrassing it must be for you to have your football team destroyed by a program that is on death's doorstep.

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Dear BYU...
    Most colors are not copywrited, yet if they were, a small amount of pigment gets you out of copywrite infringment and yet will look the same.
    Most everything in football is copied, even down to plays. Its hard to be totally original these days, especially in sports.
    That being said, you can and SHOULD keep originality when you can especially between in state schools.
    Utah doesn't own black, you are 100% free to use it. They were not the first to use it, not even the first in the state, I believe that was SUU but not sure.
    The black uniforms look cool but Utah does that already. Your blue uniforms look fine but U State does that already (re read pigment comment above).
    Keep your originality, keep your base colors. Accent colors can always be added for a cool "new" look without copying everyone (even fans ie boise state did the stadium color thing the week before).

    Just be original, I am betting most BYU fans would want the old Royal Blue and I bet Nike could do something cool with it.


  • Wildcat O-town, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    It is appropriate they are wearing black to mourn the death of their once proud football program.

  • SyracuseCoug Syracuse, ut
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Relax everyone, it's just for one game. I'm cool with it, wish it was a night game though. Oh well. GO COUGS!

    And Utah fans, sorry to break it to ya, the U wasn't the first team to wear all black uniforms, and the "U" sign everyone does during the game? Well the University if Miami has been doing that since the early 80s. So what that means is everyone copies someone at some point.

  • couglifer South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    From what I am reading USU is the team that created the BLUE and the Utes started this black out game idea all other schools have copied them dang are we all in great company or what oh I forgot tongue is firmly implanted in cheek

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    Not underwear armor like some teams use, this is a Nike effort. All the gyrations of Oregon's uniforms are quite silly. Personally, I really liked the tan accent BYU used in the early years of this century. Black, though, just for the sake of doing something faddish, is a real turn-off. I guess it's fun for the juveniles though.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    Correction: Next 4 games...

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:36 a.m.


    The OSU game is scheduled for ABC or ESPN. You DO own a TV, right?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    I'm not a big fan of going all black but I don't care all that much. I'm much more interested in the game itself. I'll have to see how the uniforms look in real life before I make any final judgement on them as far as how good/bad looking they are.

    I thought the all black uni's utah wore a couple of years ago looked pretty cool, and red goes well with black, but I thought the ones they wore last week against asu, with the stupid looking mat helmet, were ugly. We'll see how BYU's turn out.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    byU in black? I can't believe Bronco caved! Very bad omen.

  • Andrew_Streeter High Point, NC
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    People need to read the press release. They're wearing these for ONE GAME and then selling them off to Cougar Club members and others to raise more money for the program. Besides, a change is fun and cool every once in a while. And these jerseys are aesthetically pleasing.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    Love it!!! Too bad it is wasted on a regional game which will never be seen outside the little Mountain West region....

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    Wow. While all you fans of small-time football bicker and snipe about who is setting the fashion trend in Utah (where?), let me remind you that for the last 7 years, the one team that has set all this in motion is OREGON (with a nod to Phil Knight).

    Uniform colors do not matter one whit. Bottom line is, BYU will be losing its next 2 games.....

  • tra1951 Ferron, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    Why copy someone else and have a black out. Why not a blue out with BYU Blue instead of Utah State blue.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    Having a blackout game is fine, but I think this attempt is misguided because black is not one of BYU's colors (nor does it fit well with BYU's color scheme), and it's a day game.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    Washington in cool black uniforms beat Stanford. Maybe cool black unis help. Wait ... Utah wore black at ASU. Maybe not.

  • Afterglow Fanissimo Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:45 a.m.

    Oh yeah! These unis are sick! Black, black as sin! Go Cougs!

  • The Dixie Kid Saint George, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    All of you who don't like the uniforms because black is not one of their colors, need to watch someone football. Everybody does this, regardless if its in your school colors or not. It is just for fun and for one game only.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 1:01 a.m.

    Bad idea. Silly! And of all colors -- black -- it was bad enough we ripped off Utah State's blue. This is just absurd. I'll be in my season seats wearing all white and blue, none of this nonsense of going for the fad, trying to be like everyone else. "Ewww, watch us wear just like everyone else. We're cool. Love us..." If they said go jump off the cliff we'd do that too.

  • royalblue Alpine, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    Supposedly the biggest game of the year coming up for the Utes, yet our little brothers are more obsessed with BYU's new black unis, that won't be even unveiled for a couple of weeks, than they are with the Trojans. Once a little brother, always a little brother.

    btw, I like the new black unis - a fun change of pace for the Cougars.

    Still, NOTHING beats BYU entering the field in those throw-back Royal Blue jerseys to commemorate the 25th anniversary of BYU's 1984 National Championship, especially since every BYU fan recognized instantly the significance of those unis.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:58 p.m.

    Wow! Not only does Utah OWN BYU in football. They're setting a trend for their little brother to follow.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    With the current state of BYU football, they might as well make it a circus at this point. Simply put the Blue and White on and go out and play BYU footbal, not the version that we have seen over the past few years. You can change the color of the uniform, the shoes, the helmets, the coaches pants, but unless you change what is going on now it is all a show. Let's get real. It is definitely time for a new AD and football coaching staff. Let's try that on first.

  • dnay Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    So why can't BYU do the different color uniform thing? I think the Uniforms looks great, and I hope they wear them more than just one game. I think BYU needed to shake up there uniforms a little. Like Utah State this year those new uniforms are great especially the helmets. And I didn't know they had gray in there colors. It's funny how the little brothers up north are claiming the whole black uniform is there idea. I've never heard more fans with a bigger complex than Ute fans. They seem to be offended about anything BYU does. It's like there constantly convincing themselves that there a better team. Give you a hint when you have to convince yourself that means your not. It's always the guy without the girl friend trying to put down the guy with one, not usually the other way around! I expect to hear a lot from you Ute's since you seem to read more BYU articles than Utah. I haven't read one Ute article all year, don't get why your all so interested in BYU news.

  • MUSSing with U Baltimore, MD
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:40 p.m.


    "I smell a copycat!"

    I smell jealousy from our little brothers up north that BYU's black unis actually look pretty cool, unlike those ugly things the Utes came up with. Those black Ute helmets are especially hideous.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:15 p.m.

    Two comments. Lost the black helmets. That had to be the reason Utah lost to ASU. Secondly, game time was just determined because ABC picked up the game in the last day or so. I suspect the planning for a blackout game has been in the planning for some time.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:15 p.m.

    Bring back the old cosmo.

  • utahutesfanatic Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
    Oct. 1, 2012 11:05 p.m.

    Pretty cool uniforms.

  • Royal Blue BYU Rexburg, ID
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:46 p.m.

    Personally, I like em!!

    As for our regular uniforms, I wish we could get back to BYU Blue and ditch the Aggie Blue!

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    My brother is in the sports apparel business and works closely with Nike reps. They have been trying to get BYU to do this for years but Bronco kept turning them down. I guess he finally relented. I am personally not a fan, but it is all the rage in college football and BYU does need to update its image in order to appeal to younger fans and recruits. And NO, Ute fans, you guys weren't the first to do it either so quit your chirping about copying. No Ute fan should ever talk smack about originality when just about everything in U of U football is borrowed from other programs, except the crazy dancing lady. That one is all you. Congrats.

  • cs209 Provo, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:47 p.m.

    Not only do they have the money for it, but they will make 10 fold what they spent on it. But seriously, we're talking about a change to spark interest for fans, players, and recruits - even ND is changing things up for 1 game...it's not the end of the world.

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:46 p.m.

    Really ute fans? You guys were the first ones to do this? It's just a cool little thing to do to get the fans and players excited. Chill

    Oct. 1, 2012 9:29 p.m.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 8:41 p.m.

    Really surprised by the reactions on here. It's just a uniform. No KamUte, BYU didn't copy Utah. Other teams have been doing this for awhile now. It sort of the thing to do now. Good marketing. Also, someone was concerned about the money spent on these uniforms. Who cares? BYU football has plenty of money. They don't pay for their players like some schools in the SEC and Big 12 do. They can afford it.

  • cdchttrtn meridian, idaho
    Oct. 1, 2012 8:19 p.m.

    Why would BYU come out with this at this time? We are playing Utah State this week not Oregon State. Why didn't they wait until next Monday to release this? BYU contines to amase me. No offense and no offensive coordinator and no line coach. There needs to be some big changes in this program if they ever want to get to the next level of college football.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:59 p.m.

    I smell a copycat!

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:54 p.m.

    So now they are relying on costly gimmicks?

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    Warren Kay

    The black unis of our little brothers up north were simply copied from numerous other schools, just like the Utes copied the "U" (name and sign from the University of Miami), and Solomon Levi (the melody the Utes copied for their Fight Song).


    I think the new black unis look very cool and its fun to have a little variety once in awhile. It's just too bad they couldn't have coordinated breaking out the new unis for a night game.

  • Warren Kay Holladay, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Little brothers down south following big brothers example.

  • 4BS St George, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:11 p.m.

    I like the uniform...pretty cool. I hope they don't have the same effect that the Utes Uni's had against Arizona State....ouch!

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:55 p.m.

    I'm not too enamored of the "black uniform" thing either.

    But can we quit with the whining of the "Utah State blue". Last I checked, they didn't have trademark or copyright on the color.

  • teleste Austin, TX
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    I think the unis are cool.

    /tips hat to BYU for that

    Go Beavers.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:36 p.m.

    Goll this is going to be neat.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    Mikey... when Riley throws, being able to see the target matters not.

    I wonder...I have been told it is totally impossible to field a team in BYU blue rather than Utah State blue our current color, how can we now field a team in black?

  • Mikey likes it American Fork, Utah
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    I hope our QB can see our receivers down field. Personally, I'd want a nice bright target to throw to. :)

  • Making Sense Herriman, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    I'm OK with doing something every once in a while that the players get excited for and gets the fans involved. Just wish the promo department at BYU could get things put together better, like doing the black out during a night game rather than mid-afternoon. And black is WAY better than the silly tan accent color which was a fiasco! Would be nice to see them suit up again during a night game.

  • thelogicalone salt lake city, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    a blackout uniform for a daylight game? big deal.

  • drbarbiedpm GRAHAM, WA
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:03 p.m.

    Don't they have anything better to spend the money on?

  • starthillnotnelson Kamas/United States, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 6:00 p.m.

    They are pretty nice, but why where black when it isn't even your color? That doesn't matter anyway, because we are still going to lose 42-7.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    At least the Y is prominant...

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    BYU? In black? Why? Is this an Under Armour thing like the U?

  • awsomeron1 Oahu, HI
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    BYU is going to Lose.

  • aglebagel New York City, NY
    Oct. 1, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    Boo hiss. I guess this doesn't look as bad as most college football teams who have felt the need to wear an all-black uniform, even though black isn't one of their colors, but not much.