The College Football Style Guide: ACC Coastal Division

It’s the same drill as before. I apologize for the delay, I am currently without a computer. This will wrap up the ACC and I’ll be starting the Big 10 as soon as I can.

Miami Hurricanes: 89 (Adidas)

Miami Hurricanes Adidas Uniforms
Miami Hurricanes Adidas Uniforms

The Hurricanes get a new look that doesn’t try to do too much. Adidas kept it simple and let Miami’s strong color scheme do its thing. I love the white helmet and the monochrome white option looks really good. I’m definitely not someone who is a fan of all-while in most cases. The orange jersey that is paired with the white pants looks great as well. I know some people hate the Adidas’ patterned template but it’s not the worst thing in the world. Miami, only a year removed from a hideous Nike redesign, will look good this fall.

North Carolina Tarheels: 83 (NIKE)

2015 UNC Nike Redesign with argyle collar
2015 UNC Nike Redesign with argyle collar

The argyle collar is amazing. The “Carolina Blue” hue is amazing. The chromed-out “tar on the foot” helmet is (shockingly) pretty cool. The black uniforms are totally unnecessary and the helmet sticker is a little feminine. All in all, a good uniform.

Duke Blue Devils: 81 (NIKE)

Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Duke has a good color scheme and a design that gets to the point. The black uniform option isn’t totally ridiculous since the basketball team also wears a black alternate. The glossy logo and helmet stripe look good on the black lids.

Virginia Tech Hokies: 76 (NIKE)

VT WR Isaiah Ford hauls in a touchdown pass against ECU (Photo Courtesy of Michael Shroyer/Getty Images North America)
VT WR Isaiah Ford hauls in a touchdown pass against ECU (Photo Courtesy of Michael Shroyer/Getty Images North America)

The logo is awesome. The color scheme is marginal at best and somehow it doesn’t look that bad. I would have never put orange and maroon together. There are some solid combinations in the Hokies’ rotation. The all-orange with the maroon helmet is tough to look at.  I think Virginia Tech has an identifiable look that is without a doubt unique to the Hokies.  These particular uniforms are quite patriotic.

Virginia Cavaliers: 72 (NIKE)

UVA QB Matt Johns (Photo Courtesy of Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)
UVA QB Matt Johns (Photo Courtesy of Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

These throwback uniforms are great! The typical uniforms worn by Virginia aren’t as good as they could be given the strong color scheme and logo.  These throwbacks are excellent and I think that this jersey style with its classic shoulder striping and great font needs to make its way back into the UVA rotation. I could take or leave the orange helmets.

Pittsburgh Panthers: 60 (NIKE)

Sep 21, 2013; Durham, NC, USA;  Pitt Panthers receiver Tyler Boyd (23) scores a touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Pitt Panthers receiver Tyler Boyd (23) scores a touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh’s helmets are bland. The uniform design is bland. Nike will you give these guys a redesign, please.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: 43 (Russell Athletic)

(Photo Courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
(Photo Courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are one of the ACC’s best teams this season. They boast a great quarterback in Justin Thomas. They are also one of the few (maybe the only major program) to wear Russell Athletic uniforms. For those of you who don’t know, Russell’s brand is probably strongest amongst high schools in Alabama. They are likely the largest provider of uniforms to the AHSAA. So, how is Georgia Tech still sponsored by the same brand that sponsored my high school? Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour should head to Atlanta as soon as possible. The shoulder and pant striping is awful (sometimes clashing) and the quality isn’t up to par. The helmet is fine but lest we forget those hideous “honeycomb” helmets.

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