It’s that time again. The 2014 Husker football alternate uniforms will probably be unveiled within the next month or two. Let’s review what’s been done and figure out what Nebraska should wear this year, likely against Miami under the lights.
Nebraska football’s first alternate uniforms took advantage of Wisconsin’s nighttime visit by using a black helmet that popped in primetime.
The rest left something to be desired, but the helmet’s a good place to start. It’s also where you’d see the most difference.
Black’s been implemented as a main color the past two years, but I’m going to suggest something a bit more traditional. Something that players and even more fans will enjoy.
It’s time for the Huskers to wear Chrome Domes.
— Uniform Porn™ (@AmazingUniforms) May 2, 2014
Imagine a chrome shell with a familiar matte N, maybe a bit lighter than the standard scarlet with a helmet stripe to match. Moving on, you can’t have a good helmet without a proper facemask.
I went back to last year’s helmets for that.
Now that we’ve got the domes covered, let’s move to the jerseys.
I’ve made no bones about the fact that I love Nebraska’s practice jerseys.
They’re a fantastic modernized version of the 1983 Rozier era tops. The best part is that the stripes gradient over into a silver on the back. Perfect to chrome up for another primetime matchup. Push the stripes back a bit to allow for some more space up front. Place the B1G logo under the left stripes and move the Adidas logo under the right.
Then, place the “Winning Tradition” patch in the middle of the neckline.
For the last jersey touch, accent the numbers and N on each arm with a slight black outline.
The pants were an area I struggled with as, again, I wanted to keep this mostly traditional, but with a modern look. The best compromise I came up with was the standard scarlet stripes with a black accent.
Usual socks and red cleats apply with three chrome stripes to appease the Adidas gods.
There you have it. A little something for everyone with helmets and jerseys that will fly off the shelves. Any suggestions of your own? Leave them in the comment section below.
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