There are a lot of things that can be said about the Minnesota Gophers football team. However, come September 1, 2012 – you certainly won’t be able to say that they don’t look good.
On Monday the school proudly announced that beginning with their first game of the year versus UNLV next season, the Gophers will be the snazziest-dressed squad around because they’ll be decked out in newly-designed Nike gear. The uniforms will be officially unveiled at an event at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-January, but for now you can try to piece together what it will look like based on the photo and video below:
As per the school’s official website:
Minnesota's new helmets feature a textured maroon finish, the Gophers' traditional Block M helmet decal, black facemasks, black chinstraps, a Block M above the facemask, each player's uniform number on the back of the helmet and the traditional Minnesota cheer "Ski-U-Mah" on the back of the helmet.
"The reaction from our players and the recruits who have seen the new helmet has been very positive," director of equipment operations Kyle Gergely said. "With the black accents and the textured finish, it's a modern twist on an old-school look."