'Canes set to debut new football uniforms

New UM uniforms will be ready for 2014 season


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes will be sporting a new look on the football field that has nothing to do with a change in offensive or defensive philosophy.

UM officials announced Friday that Nike is designing new team uniforms that will debut in the 2014 season.

"The timing is right and we want a uniform that speaks to our tradition, yet recognizes current trends," Hurricanes head coach Al Golden said. "Nike is working on innovative designs with the latest performance technology and we are excited to unveil them this spring."

The Hurricanes' last base uniform upgrade came in 2006. During that time, UM has worn three special edition uniforms.

"Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs," Miami athletic director Blake James said. "There is no better design team than the group of experts at Nike, and we're excited about bringing new uniforms to our team and especially our fan base that has been asking for a refreshed look. We have one of the most recognizable brands in college athletics, and we look forward to strengthening that position in the years to come."