This summer, we decided to ask you about the worst uniforms you’ve ever seen in college football.
We got a whole bunch of them, so let’s get started!
Some of these older ones are extra special.
Personally I like these but I have to admit they are bad. pic.twitter.com/dzsA085R1I— lucas (@Almost_Winner) July 28, 2017
as a medill graduate I think it is important the internet sees this picture pic.twitter.com/McjwfZUj4O— Matt Brown (@MattSBN) July 28, 2017
Minnesota (wtf were they thinking) pic.twitter.com/VuX1CAM1Ht— WorldSeriesChampion (@ChiCityBrian) July 28, 2017
Brief Michigan interjection here:
I thought it was a high school at first. Uniforms really popped on that gray turf pic.twitter.com/SSJclinRjQ— fsyaaaa (@Seminolessss) July 28, 2017
Michigan interjection is now over. Back to other teams.
doesn't get much worse than this pic.twitter.com/Ao47EyxePi— Parker Echemendia (@parker_ech) July 28, 2017
Oh, and there’s this new Florida thing for 2017:
This weekend, when the Florida Gators play Texas A&M, they will play AS GATORS. pic.twitter.com/jal2Hmr3WJ— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 10, 2017
Louisville has had its fair share of alternate uniforms, thanks to its Adidas deal.
“DUDE THERE’S A GIANT BIRD ATTACKING YOUR HELMET!”
Demon Bird helmets and that weird Old English name font... pic.twitter.com/CyT88iwe6d— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) July 28, 2017
helmets were awesome too much gray on unis. pic.twitter.com/ADwL0pGVZr— Tyler Johns (@tylerjohns21) July 28, 2017
The jersey’s undershirt was something.
these were the worst uniforms ever thought of pic.twitter.com/OmFPhpLOWn— 5_Coogs (@5_Coogs) July 28, 2017
When you forget what your nickname is ...
When your nickname is Orange, but you have to break out the tribute to the Blue/Grey game pic.twitter.com/SmmpKg2cHr— Kevin Wall (@kwallcuse) July 28, 2017
... and then overcompensate:
Whatever the heck this shade of orange was it did not work at all pic.twitter.com/f9bdnrLZaA— Josh Rothenberg (@RothenbergJosh) July 28, 2017
Some camouflage looks went very wrong.
There are worse, for sure, but the frog print and awful Nike collar are huge eyesores. pic.twitter.com/4uFOhC6T2j— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) July 28, 2017
this is not an FBS uniform but I respectfully request you consider it all the same pic.twitter.com/sF3ql0PZgT— Matt Brown (@MattSBN) July 28, 2017
The Bowling ball helmet look:
Throw these helmets right in the trash pic.twitter.com/uaoI2t4x61— Donny Turnbaugh (@DonnyOutWest) July 28, 2017
Continuing that tradition, with Miami (Ohio):
Sir, there’s a foot on your helmet.
Some of Texas Tech’s alternates were, um, interesting.
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. pic.twitter.com/mA2Qonguzd— Hunter Cooke (@ekooCretnuH) July 28, 2017
Obligatory Oregon section!
Yep, you knew there’d be one.
One of the most oddball combinations was the blue and gold “Webfoot” jerseys the Ducks wore last season. Oregon officially adopted the Webfoots as its nickname in 1932 before the Ducks eventually caught on.
This from Oregon in 2013. It's the numbers & details on the jersey being silver/yellow pic.twitter.com/7S1xuzCv0F— soga boi tell em (@micahsoga) July 28, 2017
But moving forward, Oregon will go back to sticking with a more traditional ones.
When all-black unis don’t come out looking as intimidating as planned:
There have been some pretty bad Virginia Tech alternates.
Our whiteout helmets are so ugly— Logan Thomas Sr (@LoganThomasSr_6) August 13, 2012
That’s Virginia Tech’s QB at the time, talking about these turkey-track hats:
Virginia Tech in this piece of work pic.twitter.com/rCii92Ww3A— Andrew House (@ABrickHouse2) July 28, 2017
In 2009, four Hokies hilariously had to wear Georgia Tech jerseys after their tops had gone missing on the way to Bobby Dodd. Here’s former Hokie quarterback Sean Glennon rocking it.
LSU has had some special ones, too.
Those are bad. But these are worse pic.twitter.com/uHvAfL5yOj— Evan Saacks (@evansaacks) July 28, 2017
Georgia, wyd fam.
Next is probably the single most reviled uniform sent to us on Twitter during this experiment. We got this one over and over:
Not even the worst UGA uni Barrett pic.twitter.com/ocTEC7XE2v— Chris Sweat (@chiefdog10) July 28, 2017
Not really sure what Iowa State was thinking here, but ...
How did these not already come up? pic.twitter.com/Iz9EBlytb3— Matt Cabel (@mattcabel) July 28, 2017
On a ketchup-and-mustard note:
These Ohio State looks were something.
Notre Dame’s managed to have appalling looks by two different apparel companies.
Ahh, the good ole crackled rock number design.
Southern Miss wore these in 2013.
There is bad, then there is Southern Miss bad. pic.twitter.com/WcV8vSmHph— Corbin May (@cmgolf15) July 28, 2017
Some of these matching jersey/pants combos didn’t look quite right.
Northwestern, with the purple-out design:
Kansas wore these in a year in which they won *zero* football games. pic.twitter.com/U8B7ZFJspL— Tim Dwyer (@T_Dwyer) July 28, 2017
These UCLA unis were horrible pic.twitter.com/6x1gFsvabf— Jamie Burkart (@Jamie_Burkart) July 28, 2017
These made me throw up/laugh uncontrollably pic.twitter.com/qfqkGr7JYd— dunc city (@whduncan) July 28, 2017
WE GOT OURSELVES A #BUTTLOGO AT IDAHO, FOLKS.
Texas A&M wore these glow in the dark helmets, but there was one problem.
Glowing helmet logos sounds like a sweet idea for a night game, right? Well TAMU’s game on Halloween against South Carolina ended up being kicked off at 11 a.m. local.
The glow in the dark uniforms a&m wore for an 11 am kickoff pic.twitter.com/ojDGihNwM9— Andrew (@AndrewSquierTX) July 28, 2017
Nothing like pumpkin orange and green unis.
Colorado State wore these bad boys to honor its pumpkin and green colored Colorado A&M past.
Two words: BANANA UNIFORMS!
ASU's banana unis were awful, but these from 2003 were pretty ghastly, too pic.twitter.com/HkGjO2iBAK— Joe Healey (@JoeHealey42) July 28, 2017
There’s something about these BYU bib uniforms that make me laugh out loud.
I am not sure anyone beats these "bib" uniforms. And I am a proud BYU fan. pic.twitter.com/45xPk2T6Uu— Shamo's Bleats (@ShamoML17) July 28, 2017
Proof of the B1G Medill Grad conspiracy. pic.twitter.com/VmtlukQuBp— VineyardDawg (@vineyarddawg) July 28, 2017
Props to Joe on Twitter for the excellent description on these Tulsa alternates.
These were more light breeze than hurricane pic.twitter.com/njdLooaBEV— Joe (@UtahDust) July 28, 2017
When you try to out-Maryland the Terps pic.twitter.com/pJj2wr0LDj— JayJayDean (@JayJayDean) July 28, 2017
Speaking of Maryland!
Of course these Maryland beaut's pic.twitter.com/mkDyql0kY2— WorldSeriesChampion (@ChiCityBrian) July 28, 2017
Non-CFB bad alternate unis deserve honorable mentions.
not CFB but the arena league never disappoints. pic.twitter.com/veW2zfhF48— John Sartori (@JohnnySEtern) July 28, 2017
but nothing is worse than North Sacramento: pic.twitter.com/6y8O2XDzJt— WorldSeriesChampion (@ChiCityBrian) July 28, 2017
Thank you for your time, and God bless these designers who came up with these hilariously awful uniforms.