Colorado State Takes Their New Uniform Back To Basics – Looks Clean and Sharp

Written By:  •  Saturday, August 11, 2012

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At Colorado State’s Media Day, the Rams showed off their new, sleek, clean, simple new uniforms for the 2012 season. Coach Jim McElwain didn’t think they were worth discussing, but most in attendance disagreed. The coach replied “I wish we’d wear our practice jerseys and our practice uniforms and learn how to go out and block and tackle and play,” he said. “To me, you have to earn the uniform. As of right now, we haven’t done any of that. I do believe we will, and I do believe we will in time”

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Discussing their new look

“They’re what I would expect from Coach Mac coming from Alabama, just the plain. That’s all you need, really. I’m not worried about it. It doesn’t really matter what your uniform looks like as long as you play well.” – Weston Richburg

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No, 26, they aren’t boring, they are sharp!

The jerseys are green. No yoke, no piping, no stripes, no names on back, no shiney-goat-winged-carbon-fiber-stretch-breathing-material. They have the conference logo and team name. Numbers are gold with white outline.

Gold pants with a team logo patch, no striping, no swirls, no color fades, not even a contrasting color belt.

Russell deserves credit for letting a team be classy, simple, clean.

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Note the green and black Under Armour Shoes

Curious that the team photos show the players wearing UnderArmour shoes, who is a competitor in the uniform market. I suppose Russell may not have the top-notch footwear a team requires, but still, giving them that inside into the team appears like a dangerous move. Keep an eye on this team and see if they end up being an UnderArmour uniform client int he next few years.

Do you like the clean look? Will the youth still come? Doesn’t it actually have anything to do with the coach coming from Alabama?

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  • Thomas

    Looks nice. I like it as long as they keep the cool Rams helmets!

  • Pautna

    Coach needs to lighten up a bit. I’m sure it was a good morale booster to don the new uni’s. They look great. They also remind me of the Notre Dame green jerseys.

  • Rob

    Pleasant Suprise! Way to go Rams!!

  • Jed

    It’s crisp and clean and does what it need to do, not those uniforms that Northwestern or a few other teams have now and no alternates with CSU

  • Ed MAKARECH

    The uniforms would look even better with numbers on the sleeves or shoulders.

  • BL.

    Very boring and blah.

  • ingmar66

    This is the way to do it. Good job, Russell Athletic! You want gaudy, shining uniforms, go buy a ticket to a Broadway show or something. And about earning the uniform, very old fashioned but oh so true. Make them work hard, coach!

  • jay

    Boring and plain .. where’s the finest??

  • Chawls

    Yawn…

  • Joseph Newell

    these are good only if they plan on white and green pants as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcusdj813 Marcus Jackson

    I never liked their previous kit at all, so I’m happy to see this change.

  • Keith

    Looks nice.