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.
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.
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.
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
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
skywalkerPalo Alto, CAtwofer"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.
@SkywalkerCouldn'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.
twofer"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.
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.-------WildcatThere'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
@ Christy BI 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.@ sammygUtah'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.
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.
TN CougarJohnson City, TNWhat 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.
Uteanymous:Big Sky Football titles: 3 (1965, 1968, and 2008)Big Sky Basketball titles: 19Just 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.Cheers!
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
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.
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.
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).
Two for flicking...that is selling out."And what
would you call Utah's acceptance of two scheduled Sunday basketball games?
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...
UteanymousGlad 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." Cheers
WildcatComparative 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:45-1448-345-13
@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.
I think going Black is a grave mistake.
@UteanonymousWeber 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!
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.
Wow!!!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
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.
Go away little kitty; there are FCS teams that are actually competitive with
some FBS teams. Unfortunately, you're not one of them.
Color won't matter. The Beavers are going to clean your clocks, and
I'm going to love it!
@UteanymousI 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!
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.
Whats next?The Oregon Ducks wearing new Nike uniforms with Oregon State
Black and Orange?hahahahahahahahahaFind an identity BYU and
find it quick!You are a laughing stock!hahahahahahahahaha
Two For FlinchingYou'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
Team with the prettiest uniforms will win, so what's O-State wearing?
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
@PhantombladeYou 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.
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
WildcatHow embarrassing it must be for you to have your football
team destroyed by a program that is on death's doorstep.
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.Love,IfelGO U STATE!
It is appropriate they are wearing black to mourn the death of their once proud
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.
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
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.
Correction: Next 4 games...
@eastcoastcoug:The OSU game is scheduled for ABC or ESPN. You DO
own a TV, right?
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.
byU in black? I can't believe Bronco caved! Very bad omen.
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.
Love it!!! Too bad it is wasted on a regional game which will never be seen
outside the little Mountain West region....
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.....
Why copy someone else and have a black out. Why not a blue out with BYU Blue
instead of Utah State blue.
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.
Washington in cool black uniforms beat Stanford. Maybe cool black unis help.
Wait ... Utah wore black at ASU. Maybe not.
Oh yeah! These unis are sick! Black, black as sin! Go Cougs!
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.
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
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.
Wow! Not only does Utah OWN BYU in football. They're setting a trend for
their little brother to follow.
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
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
KamUte"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.
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.
Bring back the old cosmo.
Pretty cool uniforms.
Personally, I like em!!As for our regular uniforms, I wish we could
get back to BYU Blue and ditch the Aggie Blue!
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
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.
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
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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.
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.
I smell a copycat!
So now they are relying on costly gimmicks?
Warren KayThe 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.
Little brothers down south following big brothers example.
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!
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.
I think the unis are cool. /tips hat to BYU for thatGo
Goll this is going to be neat.
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
I hope our QB can see our receivers down field. Personally, I'd want a
nice bright target to throw to. :)
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.
a blackout uniform for a daylight game? big deal.
Don't they have anything better to spend the money on?
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.
At least the Y is prominant...
BYU? In black? Why? Is this an Under Armour thing like the U?
BYU is going to Lose.
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.