Quite often when a team announces it will wear throwback uniforms for an upcoming game, the collective response becomes, “Those are really good, you should wear them all the time.”

Pitt has listened and answered, “Okay, we will.”

The school has unveiled a department-wide branding makeover that will see the school dress as it did in the 1970s and ’80s — when the Panthers were winning national championships and boasted players like Tony Dorsett and Dan Marino.

As the school modernized over the late ’90s and early 2000s, the famous script “Pitt” was exchanged for block “PITT” lettering, and the blue and yellow colors darkened to navy and gold. The school gradually started moving back in recent years, and in 2018 Pitt wore the script “Pitt” with the navy-and-gold colors.

Pitt wore its throwbacks for multiple games last season, and now those throwbacks are officially back on a full-time basis.

There’s really no explanation needed here. These unis worked for Dorsett and Marino, and they’ll work for the Pitt Panthers of 2019 and beyond as well. A-plus.

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