Looks like you can add another school to the long, long list of folks getting outfitted with new football uniforms this fall. Once there was a day when schools would stick with the same uniform and design for years. Now, if you’re not tweaking or overhauling things every other year, you’re falling behind.
Well, James Franklin isn’t allowing Vanderbilt to fall behind. In fact, the second-year Commodore coach is picking up right where he left off last year by building another solid recruiting class. And how do schools lure in teenage superstars? With the promise of slick new unis.
According to an email sent from the VU ticket office to several Commodore boosters, new unis are indeed on the way in Nashville:
“Mark your calendar for the Commodore Football fashion event of the summer. On July 11, the 2012 Commodore Football uniforms will be unveiled at the Vanderbilt Barnes and Noble Bookstore from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Check out the new look as it comes down the moving runway within the “official Commodore Gear Outlet” located in the 2525 Building on West End, right across from Centennial Park. James Franklin in a fashion show…surely you don’t want to miss that.”
Here’s hoping Vandy’s uniforms feature a traditional look with… oh, who am I kidding? When in doubte expect any school’s new duds to be gaudy, flashy and over the top. Especially when that school’s got a deal with Nike (and VU does).
Gimme $5 on the color “anthracite” being mentioned.