One year after they introduced new road uniforms, the Marshall Thundering Herd revealed a matching home set during their annual preseason photoshoot on Saturday evening.
While most Power 5 schools are provided new uniforms as part of lucrative contracts, smaller programs – like Marshall – only receive discounted rates on apparel and other equipment. Thus, the Thundering Herd spread out their purchase over the course of two seasons.
Marshall’s new Kelly green uniforms are reminiscent of what the program wore when Randy Moss, Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich roamed the sidelines in Huntington, West Virginia, with double-outline numbers and a contrasting black collar. The only discernible differences between the set those players wore and the new uniforms is the primary logo on the sleeves and wordmark on the chest, with a smaller “Herd” replaced by a large version of “The Herd.”
Overall, it’s not a significant change for Marshall, which most notably removed the contrasting black sleeve caps and added the phrase “We are…I am” to the inside of the back collar.
While other conferences have postponed the season until the winter or spring, Conference USA is among those forging ahead. So, for the time being, the Thundering Herd’s home opener against Eastern Kentucky is set for Sept. 5, with kickoff to be determined.
Check out more photos of Marshall’s new home uniform below:
Photos courtesy of @HerdFB and @HerdEquipment on Twitter.