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Utah football uniforms: Say goodbye to the mountains, say hello to the 'Utah stripe'

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  • Alaskan Ute Benton, MO
    May 23, 2017 10:58 a.m.

    Never liked the mountains. As someone who lives out-of-state, and watches most of the games on TV, you can't tell what the mountains were except for close-up shots. They looked like spider webs or something.

    I like them. Go Utes!

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 19, 2017 2:42 p.m.

    These are bad. Not 70's Houston Astro bad. Not 70's San Diego combo burrito bad. But noisy and busy. Lets say, 70's Hamilton Tiger Cat bad. Of course, making an extra buck is all that really matters and I guess someone will buy these things.

  • CG Provo, UT
    May 18, 2017 10:26 p.m.

    navel vet

    "The Univ. of Utah stopped doing that 2-yrs ago. We've changed our school color from 'Crimson' to 'University Red'"

    Yet your booster organization is still called the "Crimson Club".

    and your fight song still contains the phrase: "we'll fight for dear old "Crimson", for a Utah Man am I"

    Quite obviously there's a disconnect on the hill about what the word "crimson" actually means.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    May 17, 2017 7:25 p.m.

    Bluto:

    "And please, get somebody at the U to finally understand the color 'Crimson' which to this day they have never worn. Or stop stating your colors are crimson and white."

    The Univ. of Utah stopped doing that 2-yrs ago. We've changed our school color from "Crimson" to "University Red" (RGB 204-0-0 / HEX CC-00-00).

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 17, 2017 4:53 p.m.

    "The Washington Redskins have called, they want their logo returned."

    Pluto:

    What a coincidence! Yale and Washington State also called, respectively looking for their logo and mascot.

  • top of the world ,
    May 17, 2017 1:02 p.m.

    The only comment I can make on these duds is it's a mighty good thing that it's the player that makes the plays and not the uni. Sorry, folks, I may not always like the uniforms my team wears, but these are not good. Football...just around the corner. Go Cougs, Utes and Aggies. And 'Hawks.

  • Protecting This House Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 11:00 a.m.

    Glad to see the "Utah Stripe" being incorporated. However, the only combo it matches is the white jersey, with the "Utah Stripe" down the middle of the white helmet. To the equipment team - PLEASE add the matching "Utah Stripe" to the red and black helmets as well! It would tie the look together so much better.

    I would also suggest trimming/eliminating the weird blocks of color on the back on the pant legs. It would be nice to see more incorporation of the interlocking U's, as well as The Drum and Feather. The Drum and Feather is what best represents the Ute Tribe, and the U of U, so we should not shy away from it, ever. We received the Ute Tribe's blessing.

    The UTAH on the front of the jerseys is alright, but would love to see that changed to our nickname, UTES. Again, we don't have to pretend to be something we're not. Utah Utes is what we're known as, so it shouldn't be a problem to use the nickname on the front of the jerseys.

    Regardless of the strange uniforms Under Armour may roll out, the product on the field is what we really care about. Play aggressively and keep winning, and the fans will gradually overlook any quirky uniform changes we see. GO UTES!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    May 17, 2017 8:55 a.m.

    OK
    The white helmets remain! Good....
    However, The Washington Redskins have called, they want their logo returned.

    The black unis are OK, however, the U runs...too large...more distinction needed, w/larger white outline.

    Well, at least the U's logo isn't a tree and their nickname a color (Stanford).
    The ultimate display of political correctness.

    However, word has it that the National Association of Arborists and the Union of Pantoneology are about to revolt.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    May 17, 2017 8:42 a.m.

    Mid-Major Pac-12 program still seeking an identity.

    Find a Tradition and stick with it.

    -Redskins, Runnin' Utes, Utes, Red-Tailed Hawks, Red Rocks....Which is it?

    -Give back the drum and feather to the Washington Redskins, who created it.

    -Go back to the double intersecting U's on the helmets...(early 70's).

    -The Mountains and White Helmets were a home run, and now they're gone?

    And please, get somebody at the U to finally understand the color "Crimson" which to this day they have never worn. Or stop stating your colors are crimson and white.

    Pink seats in Eccles University Stadium and an amalgamation of Nebraska Red and UTEP Orange does not a tradition make.

  • brownderby Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 6:40 a.m.

    It is hard to imagine anything less important

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    May 17, 2017 5:29 a.m.

    The pants are "bib design" hideous.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    May 16, 2017 8:26 p.m.

    I'll buy the red jersey when it's available. A hat incorporating the stripe would be awesome too. Go Utes!

  • J. Peterman New York, NY
    May 16, 2017 5:58 p.m.

    At least it's not the urban sombrero!

  • Tomahawk Red San Francisco, CA
    May 16, 2017 5:43 p.m.

    Naval Vet - Philadelphia, PA
    May 16, 2017 11:33 a.m.

    This is a major improvement over the "Mountain" sleeves uniform, but I would have preferred seeing the sleeves the same color as the jersey.

    -------
    Correct. This is essentially the exact same template minus the mountains and the addition of way too much stripe on the sides.

    For some reason, Utah football can never get the pants right.

    Put stripes on the shoulder, fine. But dont make them stand out just as bad as the mountains did.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    May 16, 2017 4:17 p.m.

    @Jeff29:

    "My advice to the U: As you are looking to fit in with the other P12 school, follow USC, not Oregon..."

    Imagine that, a byu fan giving advise about the PAC 12. That there is funny!

    Like them or hate them, by the time the season starts and football is actually played, nobody will care what they look like - except the Utah haters. In a couple of years, Utah will have new designs for people to love or hate, and the cycle will continue. I will say, though, that any uniform that has "Fakailoatonga" on the back looks AWESOME!

    Go Utes!

    Play the game and don't sweat the minutia.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 16, 2017 4:04 p.m.

    @Jeff29

    I consider it an extreme compliment that we almost always disagree.

    My advice to BYU-Provo: Go back to the bib uniforms. Those things were awesome!

  • Jeff29 Draper, UT
    May 16, 2017 2:47 p.m.

    Hey, finally something on which I can agree with Naval Vet and Robin.

    My advice to the U: As you are looking to fit in with the other P12 school, follow USC, not Oregon...

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    May 16, 2017 2:45 p.m.

    Utah Stripe - perfect.

  • rroehale Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 2:18 p.m.

    As long as they are in easily identifiable school colors and not in some headache-inducing neon, I'm good with any uniform style.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    May 16, 2017 2:04 p.m.

    Personally, I liked the Mountains. I also like the all white version.

    Go Utes!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:58 p.m.

    Meh. A little busy, but they may grow on me. As Coach K said, it's not an Armani contract.

  • ???? Murray, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:56 p.m.

    Wow! Those are vomit inducing.

  • Todd_i Midway, UT
    May 16, 2017 1:22 p.m.

    The uniforms are better without the mountains. But, there is something about the striping on the pants that reminds me of the 'bib' uniform mistake BYU made 15 years ago.

  • Adinfinitum Orem, UT
    May 16, 2017 12:38 p.m.

    John Mcenroe must be the designer

  • vasislos Holbrook, AZ
    May 16, 2017 12:21 p.m.

    I like them. Unique but not excessively so like some teams have chosen. Like Oregon.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    May 16, 2017 12:17 p.m.

    They're bad. Not as bad as they could be, but bad.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    May 16, 2017 11:33 a.m.

    This is a major improvement over the "Mountain" sleeves uniform, but I would have preferred seeing the sleeves the same color as the jersey. And even more than that, I would have preferred that Utah went to the jersey we've been playing that had (1) no "mountains", and (2) the interlocking U.