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Colorado releases new uniforms and a few new helmets

Colorado helmet

For as long as I can remember, Colorado has been known for their gold helmet and black buffalo with the interlocking CU on each side. That's been tweaked a bit over the years with the black-on-black helmet addition, and it's about to change a little more.

This evening the Buffs released a few changes to their uniforms as well as a the addition of a few more helmet options to their arsenal, as well as white pants, and an all gray option from head to toe.

The full release from Nike details a few more of the changes:

The new uniform design features subtle, yet impactful details, and the team’s interchangeable uniform system allows for dozens of combinations with three jerseys, four pants, and four helmet options.

The jersey features an all-new custom number font that stands out with a contrasting layered outline, and both the alternate and away uniform numbers feature a new Flatiron rock-like texture. The neck collar is highlighted by a contrasting stripe reminiscent of buffalo horns. The “CU” logo appears on the right hip of the pant and on the chest of the Nike Hypercool baselayer. Each helmet is covered with a fine metallic paint with satin finish to create a tougher gun-metal look, and topped with a larger version of the team’s logo. Additionally, the word “uncommon” embroidered on the back inside collar of the jersey, serves a constant reminder of Coach MacIntryre’s motto.

The changes may seem small for some people, but Mike MacIntyre has to feel good about having these to sell to recruits now.

With new uniforms at Oregon (for the spring game) and black alternates for San Francisco (their first alternates ever) in the past 24 hours, Nike has been pretty busy.