When the Miami Hurricanes step on the field next season, the team will be wearing a brand new set of uniforms. The university confirmed that it is working with Nike to unveil a newly-designed set of threads for the 2014 season.
Head coach Al Golden and Athletic Director Blake James are excited about the opportunity to recognize the future while remembering the past:
“The timing is right and we want a uniform that speaks to our tradition, yet recognizes current trends,” Hurricanes head coach Al Golden said. “Nike is working on innovative designs with the latest performance technology and we are excited to unveil them this spring.”
“Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs,” Miami AD Blake James said. “There is no better design team than the group of experts at Nike, and we’re excited about bringing new uniforms to our team and especially our fan base that has been asking for a refreshed look. We have one of the most recognizable brands in college athletics, and we look forward to strengthening that position in the years to come.”
This will be the first full uniform change, outside of the three sets of alternates, for the Hurricanes since the current threads were introduced in 2006.
With the cloud of the NCAA dissipating, and Al Golden staying put in Coral Cables – as opposed to jumping to his alma mater, Penn State – it sounds like Miami is starting to bring some of its swag back.