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Miami Hurricanes football team to unveil new uniforms

Miami wore its "smoke" uniforms vs. Virginia Tech in 2013. What will be next?
Miami wore its "smoke" uniforms vs. Virginia Tech in 2013. What will be next?
Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel

The Miami Hurricanes football team announced Friday that it will soon unveil new uniforms designed by Nike for the upcoming 2014 season.

“The timing is right and we want a uniform that speaks to our tradition, yet recognizes current trends,” head coach Al Golden said. “Nike is working on innovative designs with the latest performance technology and we are excited to unveil them this Spring.”

Miami’s 2013 uniforms were originally revealed in 2006 and since then Miami has worn three special edition uniforms: two variations in 2009 and 2010 as well as the #TheSmoke uniforms and helmets it wore during the Virginia Tech game this past season. The Hurricanes also wore the smoke helmets for the 2013 Champs Sports Bowl against Louisville.

Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald learned that “the jerseys to be sold for retail will be available in at least three colors: green, orange and the new “anthracite,” -- which is the same gray the Canes wore against Virginia Tech in November.”

“Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs,” Miami athletic director Blake James said. “There is no better design team than the group of experts at Nike, and we’re excited about bringing new uniforms to our team and especially our fan base that has been asking for a refreshed look. We have one of the most recognizable brands in college athletics, and we look forward to strengthening that position in the years to come.”

UM said it is finalizing plans to formally unveil the new uniforms in the upcoming months. The new fan jerseys will be available at retail stores, including ShopMiamiHurricanes.com, in time for the start of the 2014 season.