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Virginia Tech has new uniforms. But why?

Maroon, orange and white is not a color scheme to be entrusted into the wrong hands. Too much orange makes you look like a chain gang, too much maroon makes you look like a Thanksgiving turkey. But the Hokies found the proper mix through last season.

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On Wednesday, the Hokies scraped that classic-meets-modern design for something much more modern and aggressive.

GET HYPE 👔🔥@CoachFosterVT wanted to give you a sneak preview of our game uniforms for the 2018 season.

A touch of Hokie Stone and other new accents improve on our sleek @USNikeFootball design. #Hokies 🦃

— Virginia Tech Football (@VT_Football) April 11, 2018

It's a bit of an odd rollout, as the original tweet showing the new uniforms appears to be deleted and there is nothing referencing a change in uniform on the school's athletics website.