Because adidas wanted to send Twitter into a frenzy Monday morning, it released images of Notre Dame’s uniforms for this year’s Shamrock Series game.
The result is whiter, more symmetrical version of last year’s Picasso piece.
My thoughts? They’re leaps and bounds better than last year’s. The uniforms won’t be as – ahem – dividing among the fans, either. They’re different enough to be exciting but conservative enough to keep most dissenters at bay. I think green, gold and white looks sharp together. I’m not a huge fan of the helmet decals, which looks to be a chrome gold shamrock, but I do like the green facemasks.
It’s hard to mess up the all-white look, which is why so many schools (see the seven examples above) use it as their look for special games. As Notre Dame blogger Aaron Horvath notes, this might be the first time the Irish have worn white pants in a game. That’ll likely draw the ire of some staunch traditionalists, but white pants are certainly less offensive than an off-center gold/blue helmet.
Oh, and in case you wanted to see a 37-second clip of a model punching a wall and flexing at the camera, here’s adidas’s official video announcing the uniform:
Notre Dame will wear these uniforms when they travel to Dallas to play Arizona State on Oct. 5.