For days the University of Miami teased fans and hinted at the possibility of new football uniforms. On Saturday, Miami finally unveiled them to the public at Sun Life Stadium.
Nike released four new jerseys for the Hurricanes to wear next season that include some twists to the school's traditional colors. The uniforms will still feature Miami’s traditional range and green jerseys as well as a white and gray jersey. UM’s sports information staff told the Miami Herald that all there are four jersey colors, four pant colors, and three different helmets, equaling a total of 48 different combinations in all.
The all-orange uniforms, called “Juice”, will be Miami’s home uniforms and are accented by green sleeves at the shoulder along with a graphic of the graphic of the ibis’ beak, Miami’s famous mascot. On the road the Hurricanes will wear the all-white “Storm Trooper” uniforms, accented at the shoulders in the same fashion as the “juice” jerseys.
Miami’s alternate uniforms includes all-green, known as “Surge”, and all-dark gray, known as “Smoke”, which the Hurricanes wore in the Champs Sports Bowl against Louisville this past December. The green uniforms will feature Miami’s traditional white helmet with the famous “U” logo on top of the “clam” logo while the “Smoke” uniforms will feature a new chrome-orange helmet that also has the “clam” logo in the background.
“The uniform comes at the right time for the right team,” Miami coach Al Golden said in a statement. “These young men, who unselfishly guided us through some very dark days, now display a renewed attitude and spirit! These new uniforms capture that outlook.”
“The innovative look respects our tradition but perhaps more importantly, represents the future and our current Canes,” Golden said. “We have one of the most iconic logos in college sports and Nike has combined that with its latest performance technology to produce a sleek, dynamic new uniform for The U.”
“Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs,” Miami Athletic Director Blake James said in a statement released by the school. “With this latest uniform design, we are able to combine our iconic history with South Florida tradition and a modern edge.”
Miami will also wear black shoes and socks with all of its uniform sets as a tribute to the school’s 1980’s teams. You can view all of the Hurricanes’ new uniforms in the slideshow shown above.