CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami Hurricanes football team has unveiled a new design for their uniforms.
A press release Saturday described the new uniform design as reflecting the "vibrant, bold style of the city, from the architecture to the people."
"Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs," said Blake James, Miami athletic director. "With this latest uniform design, we are able to combine our iconic history with South Florida tradition and a modern edge."
The team will now have four interchangeable uniform colors: green, orange, white and smoke.
"The uniform comes at the right time for the right team," said head coach Al Golden. "These young men, who unselfishly guided us through some very dark days, now display a renewed attitude and spirit. These new uniforms capture that outlook. The innovative look respects our tradition but perhaps more importantly, represents the future and our current Canes. We have one of the most iconic logos in college sports and Nike has combined that with its latest performance technology to produce a sleek, dynamic new uniform for The U."
Miami will continue use of the traditional white helmet with the split "U" in the rotation, along with two other designs.
"This more aggressive look will amplify our brand as well as incorporate Nike's latest uniform technology," said James. "We have one of the most recognizable brands in college athletics, and we hope this begins strengthening that position in the years to come."
The uniforms have incorporated padding into crucial "hit zones." Flywire technology has also been integrated in the neckline for reduced weight and lockdown for fit over pads.