Nebraska fans, brace yourselves.
The school and adidas has unveiled the alternative uniforms that the Cornhuskers will wear this season and when: The Sept. 29 home game against Wisconsin.
You can watch the video here but be warned that it is jarring. The uniforms are red with a black 'N' on the chest and the number near the right shoulder. The helmets are also black with a red stripe. From the Nebraska release:
"The Cornhuskers’ new adidas TECHFIT football uniform celebrates the school’s rich football heritage with a modern update and highlights the history of the Nebraska "N.” The uniform is head-to-toe red and showcases a bold black "N" on the chest, player numbers above the heart and black stripes on the jersey shoulders and side of pants. The team’s black adidas TECHFIT compression base layer features a tonal letter "N" on the sleeves to complete the look.
"Nebraska’s black helmet honors the program’s Blackshirts legacy and features a red stripe and block "N.” The Cornhuskers’ adizero Smoke gloves feature the “N” logo and the team’s reflective black adizero cleats combined with the red -plated bottom will bring a bright and exciting look to Nebraska’s footwear during their Homecoming night game."
Teams all over the country have been wearing alternate uniforms, but the Huskers normally have such a classic, iconic look -- the simple white and red -- that this is going to take some work getting used to. At the same time, Nebraska hasn't been among the national elite in nearly a decade and needs to reconnect with the younger generation, especially for a program that must recruit nationally to succeed. So maybe this helps.
What does everybody else think of these uniforms?