Entering the SEC, Missouri is about to change the way it brands itself. Old gold will be out and new gold — yellow — will be in for all of the Tiger athletic squads. The schools’ “Mizzou” brand will be used more often. And the big, block M that’s been on the Tigers’ football helmets for 40 years? Gone.
Football coach Gary Pinkel expects there to be some backlash when the school’s new unis are unveiled on April 14th. But Nike has put together a look at that has resonated with the recruits who’ve gotten sneak peaks:
“They went crazy. Those are 18-year-old kids, and (those type uniforms are) what we’re recruiting against and what we’re playing.”
Anybody else fear that the SEC is finally going to have an over-the-top, Oregon-style showboat in its midst? Ugh. Here’s a teaser video produced by the school:
That blurry shot at left is a screengrab from the YouTube video. Click the headline for a bigger version.
Looks like MU’s about to go black-and-yellow heavy at home (no white can be seen in that still) with a big ol’ Tiger on their lids.
Odd. Missouri enters the nation’s most tradition-rich conference and dumps it’s classy traditional look for Nike duds that — on first glimpse — appear to be hand-me-downs from the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Me no likey.