The first full Saturday of the 2018 college football season is here, which means it was time to introduce a new batch of uniforms to the nation. And as will be the case throughout the year, Aaron Dodson of The Undefeated joined SportsCenter ahead of College GameDay to give us an up-close look at some of the best uniforms of the weekend.
In the “Gear Up” segment for Week 1, Dodson introduced some new looks from schools like Oregon, Miami, NC State, Virginia, Florida, Ole Miss, and others.
The new uniforms feature everything from oversized numbers to recycled materials to textured helmets.
Below is a closer look at all of the best uniforms from Week 1 of the new year.
ESPN Sports Center ‘Gear Up’ – Week 1
Oklahoma and Florida
The Oklahoma Sooners and Florida Gators will be breaking out their new Jordan Brand uniforms in 2018. After signing with the company, the Sooners and Gators became just the third and fourth programs — joining North Carolina and Michigan — to bring the iconic logo to the gridiron.
The Oregon Ducks are one of the innovators when it comes to college football uniforms. However, this season the Ducks are toning back their bright and bold look. The Ducks have simpler uniforms with the real standout being their fresh, new oversized numbers.
NC State Wolfpack
There are three uniform combinations with the first being a traditional red jersey, white pants, and white helmet combo. The second option is a red helmet with red pants and a white jersey, while there is also a unique all-black alternate.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
This week, the Rutgers football program is featured as the Uniform of the Week. The Scarlet Knights have received a new look courtesy of adidas, with a New York Giants-inspired look being introduced for the New Jersey school. The biggest change is the removal of “Rutgers” across the chest of the uniforms. It has been replaced with the block “R” under the neckline.
Miami’s new uniforms are environmentally conscious, with the look produced from recycled materials that were recovered from the ocean.