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Published: Monday, Oct. 1 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Provo, , UT

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

Provo, UT

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.

West Jordan, UT

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.

Royal Blue BYU
Rexburg, ID

Personally, I like em!!

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

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Pretty cool uniforms.

Mcallen, TX

Bring back the old cosmo.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

MUSSing with U
Baltimore, MD


"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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

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.

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

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

Alpine, UT

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.

Spanish Fork, UT

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.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

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.

Afterglow Fanissimo
Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Mission Viejo, CA

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

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Ferron, UT

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

Allen, TX

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.....

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