The Nebraska Cornhuskers have had an, um, interesting history when it comes to alternate uniforms as far as football is concerned. The Huskers have added another interesting alernate uniform to their uniform catalog with their newest “Chrome” uniforms.
So, what’s the reasoning behind Nebraska going to this shiny, icy-white design? Here’s the explanation from Nebraska:
Developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska athletic department, and inspired by the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, also know as the “Star City,” the new Husker Chrome alternate uniform blends crisp, modernized design with a tribute to Nebraska’s clean, classic signature look.
The special edition uniform is centered around a pristine white colorway with metallic accents to create a bold alternate look for the Cornhuskers. The modernized style features metallic red numbering with metallic chrome outlining on the jersey and is accented with metallic chrome stripes on both the jersey and the pants. Additional detailing includes an oversized, metallic red bold “N” logo that seamlessly aligns with the pant stripes.
As a tribute to the traditional aesthetic of the Cornhuskers football program, the helmet features a metallic red “N” logo on the sides and is accented with player numbers featured in metallic red and metallic chrome outlining on the back of the helmet, showcasing the Star City’s ability to shine.
So basically, the uniform is a tribute to Lincoln, Nebraska’s nickname of being the Star City. The snippet also made note of the stripes on the pants, which made clever usage of the template’s striping pattern.
Personally, I would’ve gone with red stripes on the sleeves, but I suppose that if they really wanted to go for the Chrome aesthetic, then their choice in striping was probably the right one as far as this uniform is concerned. Also, for a one-off, it’s not the worst alternate uniform in the world. We’ve definitely seen wackier-looking uniforms in college football, so this is relatively tame in that regard. What do you all think, though?