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Video: Nike's creative design team explains the inspiration behind the "Gray Ghost" uniforms

You've probably already seen the gray ghost uniforms that Illinois will wear for their homecoming game this weekend against Minnesota, but it's rare to get a peek behind the scenes of the inspiration behind the uniforms with a few of Nike's creative designers.

That insight is exactly what this clip provides.

Inspired by Red Grange, the legendary gray ghost of Illinois' past, Nike's creative design team set out with the goal of "creating a new identity that's respectful of the traditions of the past, while also forward thinking."

The details and thought that went into this uniform are pretty impressive; from the near invisible, ghost like "I" badge on the collar, to the two columns almost hidden behind the numbers of the uniform, the guys at Nike share where their inspiration came from in the clip.

Illinois and Minnesota will kick off at noon and can be seen on ESPNU.