College football teams have lots of alternate uniforms. That’s fine and good. Kids like it, and innovation restores vigor for all.
It’s also cool that three of the country’s oldest-fashioned programs are among the best at this stuff. Here’s an example from the last year for each of the three FBS military service academies.
First, Navy put ships on its helmets, associating each class of vessel with a football position group:
Even better: these were for their game against each other.
And now Air Force has gone and gotten Flying Tiger-style A-10 Warthog shark teeth for its upcoming game against Georgia State*:
While many teams have spent a decade racing to copy whatever Oregon was doing two years prior, the service academies come up with badass uniforms that immediately convey what make their institutions unique. They had some pretty big advantages there, though.
* Only complaint: how is this not for a big TV game? Gotta wear these on Friday night against Boise State, too.
This might be my favorite thing from this whole offseason: Arizona State’s new video board is exactly one foot bigger all around than Arizona’s.
Former Cal great Jahvid Best ran in the 100 meters this weekend. That’s great! He had to run against Usain Bolt, though.
Bill C team of the day: Florida, where the offense will be great again! In 2017! Or so!
We now know all 17 Big 12 expansion candidates. Hey there, Arkansas State and NIU!
Memphis sent the Big 12 some of its famous ribs, so it’s time for some FOOD RANKINGS. You brought this upon yourself, Cincinnati.
Georgia Tech really should just let the internet take over its branding. I’m serious.
EMU had police crash practice to give a walk-on a scholarship. That part is ehh. Stay for him crying while riding on his teammates' shoulders as they sing "Happy Birthday."