Here's one loyal Utah fan who hasn't found the Ute uniforms to be all
that "cool" recently.
Utah'95:Agreed. I liked the idea of a black helmet for our
"Blackout" games, but not for the other ones. I also don't like
the the "Black Matte" style with the plain Red or plain White Drum &
Feather. I would have preferred seeing a glossy black helmet with the exact
same Drum & Feather as modeled on our red helmets.Other than
that, I think our uniforms are pretty nice.
Black was not cool at that last game at Lavell Edward Stadium and yes we lost to
Oregon State pretty bad. Oh yeah, please don't ever bring back that BIBS
ever again. And that Oregon Duck feather on their shoulder pad and the whole
outfit look ugly too.
I think utah's uniforms have been hit and miss, some have been pretty cool
and some have not. The black matte helmets with the white or red drum and
feather are ugly. The black uniforms with the crimson helmet from a couple of
years ago were really good looking. The camo sleeves under their uniforms are
ugly. The red pants with white jersy look is a good one.I guess you
have to try things out to see what works. I like BYU's classic
look and I thought their black uniforms from last year were pretty cool but I do
not like the all white look they sometimes use, I never liked the crowton era
uniforms with the bibs, really ugly.
Wow Dew, Navel Vet, Ute95 what do you like? I liked the black on the cougs, I
also really liked the Utes black, but with the red not the white logo. When the
Utes dress in black with their red helmet it pops! Change can be nice once in
awhile and lets face it, it sells more stuff and it will always be about the
My favorite Ute unis are actually the black with red logo helmet, red jersey and
black pants. I really like that look.For Byu I hated their black
unis. The navy blue just didn't do it for me. Even though I'm not a
fan of the Y, I think their coolest unis would be to go back to the blue from
the past. They wore them a few years ago when they beat the utes in Provo and
max hall made a fool of himself. Those jerseys were pretty rad in my opinion.
Lose the black though. That is not BYU to me.
I personally cannot stand that ASU has de-emphasized Sparky, The Ute's have
taken few opportunities to do the same with the drum and feather in deference to
the block U and I never saw anything wrong with BYU's uniforms with the
real BYU blue.These marketing people talk about "branding" but I
am not sure if they know what that means? I thought the entire idea of branding
was to have consistent uniforms, symbols and apparel that are distinctly
recognizable at first glance to what ever institution they are supposed
represent. Rather than have some good looking classic uniforms we have 120
schools pretending they are Oregon. I hate USC but respect the fact they change
for no one.
I didn't think the Y's black unis were that bad, it was just a stupid
decision to debut them at a daytime game. I've liked all of Utah's
blackout uniforms with the exception of 2010 when it was combined with the armed
services game. Those looked bad, and again it was at a daytime game.Personally, I like Under Armour's uniforms the best, but the Nike schools
got a big boost in their image when the NFL went Nike this year. Nike's
shoes are second to none and Under Armour's shoes are second to last, but
they are getting better. Some of the basketball shoes, particularly the Spines,
are a vast improvement over the shoes the team wore last year.Also,
am I the only one who kind of hates the direction basketball jerseys are headed?
I love the classic skinny sleeve, low-cut, loose-fitting jersey. All the jerseys
now are tight-fitting with wide sleeves (in Adidas' case, even short
t-shirt sleeves), collar up to the neck. Let guys wear a t-shirt underneath the
jersey if they want to. That's my opinion.
@stgYou aren't alone on the basketball jersey thing, I
don't like the new cut either, I prefer the older, looser ones.
StGtoSLC; I like the wide basketball sleeve but I agree with you on the tight
tops and loose pants, yuck! Oh and on a side note, the t-shirt look that Golden
State is using is the worst. UteNationAlum; we have had a good
conversation about unis and you had to bring in to much of your hate, to bad.gonefishn; the real BYU blue is navy. It wasn't till the early 70's
that it became royal instead of navy.
Wow! So far, comments that have stayed on target with derogatory comments
reserved for the uniforms. I like this.Branding is a two edged
sword. Yes, building recognition for your trademarks is important, and that
would lead to staying the same. Building buzz though also builds the
recognition of the entity, not necessarily the logo, colors etc.And
to paraphrase PT Barnum, good publicity or bad, just spell the name right. When
people are buzzing about the nasty Oregon unis or the Smurf turf, branding is on
“We’re establishing ourselves as a national brand. When people see
us in the unique cool uniforms and are talking about us in North Carolina, or
Michigan or throughout the entire country … that is the brand
expanding,” Argust said.No, that is daydreaming.
I would like for Utah to have every possible combination of red, white, and
black, including helmets. Various combinations of drum and feather and block
U's on the helmets would be cool too. I think an all white Utah uniform
would be awesome. I don't think Utah should ever go the route of Oregon,
but a bunch of different, yet similar uniforms would be cool.
I like it as well Y graduated Dad. All the new uniforms is just a
ploy to sell more merchandise. I wear my school colors as a fan but I have set
parameters for buying gear, especially blackout gear, pink stuff for the girls,
and military uniforms with a school logo on it. It's ridiculous.
Duckhunter"The black matte helmets with the white or red drum
and feather are ugly. The black uniforms with the crimson helmet from a couple
of years ago were really good looking. The camo sleeves under their uniforms are
ugly. The red pants with white jersey look is a good one."Ditto.I've heard that the Utes might be phasing out the Drum
and Feather, replacing it with a mountains theme; wouldn't be a bit
surprised if Utah is getting a little behind-the-scenes pressure to be more
politically correct. Of course, the Utes could also just be changing things up
to get fans to buy more gear.
The best unis we've had in recent memory were the ones in 08 and 09.
Coincidentally that's the year we won the Sugar Bowl.Why we
went back to the tiny, ugly block numbers is a mystery.
I understand that in today's landscape uniforms are important from a
recruiting/merchandising standpoint, but in my mind Utah's uniforms in 1996
were perfection. Put on a red jersey and go play ball. Be a football player,
not a model.
"Utah has more than 12 named performance measures — BCS games, NCAA
tournament appearances, etc. — which, when reached, require Under Armour
to pay up."Wow.
Two For Flinching:Our 1994 uniforms are my favorite. Do you
remember those? That's when we had the Drum & Feather on the piping on
the sleeves, and a more native american font on the "U" inside the
@ NVI do, and I agree with you. I would take any of Utah's
uni's in the mid 90's over what they have now.
I disagree with you old school traditionalists. Utah's football program is
iconic to state of modern football, so it is fitting that the uniforms are
modern. Think about it, this football program is progressive it's best
days are ahead. The first team to crash the BCS and the first team to make the
jump from minor conference to major BCS conference. The Utes had an ok football
tradition but by in large it is a modern program that is, in a way, defying the
traditions and big boys only club of traditional college football. So we should wear modern uniforms. We should not wear traditional, simple
uniforms, those are for the Notre Dames, Alabamas, Michigans, of college
football. Those are traditional juggernauts with a long history with iconic,
classic uniforms that have barely changed in decades. the represent what
college football was and has been and they look the part. Utah represents a new
wave and their uniforms look the part.
Kids really go for having a wide range of uniforms, ala Oregon. Kids also like
drinking chocolate milk while eating hot pockets pizza rolls and they think that
Archie comics constitute high comedy. Kids think a fine wine is something you
employ to get your mom to buy you something at the grocery store. In other
words, it's not that kids don't have any taste--it's that they
have really childish tastes. Give me a simple Alabama football home uni-vs. a
Tennessee road uni and I'll watch the game drinking a dry martini and
eating a medium rare steak with a tiny sprinkle of A1 sauce.
The "bib" uniforms were revealed to the team in a closed ceremony prior
to the Washington game. "Nike spent six months designing these
uniforms," the team was advised while Kevin Feterik pranced around the stage
in the new gear.Matt Johnson (o-line) leaned to the guy sitting next
to him, "they should have spent eight."The first set of bib
uniforms were the wrong color. They were supposed to be essentially navy, they
arrived more of a purple. I believe it was the third game before the new navy
bib uniforms arrived.
Personally, I liked the white out USU had for homecoming. Impressive to have
everyone involved. Navy blue for the USU game against the Y this year please.
Let the True Blue come through.
"The first team to crash the BCS and the first team to make the jump from
minor conference to major BCS conference."juggy,You need
to do some research. Arizona and Arizona State made the jump from the WAC to the
PAC long before Utah. Utah is moving forward, but don't credit them with
something they did not do.
juggy,Congratulations on crashing, to the bottom, of a "big
boy" conference. The big boys of the conference welcome having another
I especially liked the camouflage uniforms against TCU. They made us look much
less conspicuous in the fetal position sucking our thumbs on the field following
that spanking as an extremely overrated #5 team in the country.