As Mark Richt continues to put his stamp on his program, one of the wishes he has expressed behind the scenes is for its uniforms to look more like the ones the Hurricanes’ championship teams wore.
Several UM sources told the Post that Miami will ditch the current striping pattern for a simpler look. The change will happen “as soon as can get the jerseys in” from Adidas, one source said.
UM hopes to have both new home and away sets by October, before UM’s spotlight games against Florida State (Oct. 8) and Notre Dame.
Athletics Director Blake James declined to comment on the matter, only confirming to the Post that UM, as it did last season, will roll out “special jerseys” for certain games this fall.
“Beyond that I won’t have any further comment until the time that a jersey is released,” he said.
Sources said Richt didn’t have input on the jersey design; he approved a look that was pre-designed.
When Adidas unveiled Miami’s latest jersey update at a South Beach club last July, it trumpeted them as a “throwback” look. However, the stripes — “feathers” to many, “Hurricane Stripes” in Adidas parlance — didn’t quite match that vibe.
The 2015 redesign did look a lot more traditional than some other getups Miami has worn.
The 2014 Nike uniforms, a complete departure in style, were worn for one 6-7 season.
In recent years, Miami has worn a few uniforms that didn’t really look like Miami, including smoke (2013, 2014), special white (Nike, 2009 and Adidas 2015) and black-and-camo (2015), with bizarre fonts and unique helmets.
Miami still might push the envelope with its special uniforms, but it’s apparent their go-to look is going even more old-school.