Normally, the perfect time to unveil new uniforms is when you’ve just hired a new head coach. Visual metaphors and all that.
At Arkansas, though, they waited a year.
Heading into Chad Morris and company’s second year in the Pig Pen, Arkansas is ditching the shoulder tusks in favor of a more traditional look.
As a reminder, here’s how the Hogs dressed through last season.
And here’s how they’ll look moving forward.
They're baaaaaaaaaaack. pic.twitter.com/4EHX8bXgrk
— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) July 9, 2019
If those kits look familiar, that’s because they are. It’s an updated template of how the Hoggs dressed during the Darren McFadden years, a classic, simple look that will never get old.
The McFadden homage is not coincidental. The “Dat Wood” phrase comes from this McFadden quote after beating No. 1 LSU in 2007.
In a few years, Arkansas will grow bored of these uniforms and go for something new and fun. And then a few years after that they’ll come back to their senses and switch to these again.