This was one of the best-looking football games of the year. Let’s get down to the details.
We’ve been waiting for Kansas to break out the blue pants on the road and they finally did. What took them so long? This is one of the best, if not the best, look that Kansas can take on the road. A few weeks ago, I pined for the light grey pants, and Kansas broke them out. I proclaimed the Blue/White/Light Grey combination as the best possible road look for Kansas. I think I was wrong.
The Blue/White/Blue combination pops. It has the best ratio of white to blue to red of any road uniform combinations. The red stripe bordered by the two small white stripes on the pants mimics the exact combination of colors on the helmets. Things just work with this particular uniform set. Let’s make this the permanent road uniform. Deal?
The only new element introduced this week was the facemask. This is the first time since the Terry Allen days that KU has used a red facemask, and normally, I’d applaud the move. But this facemask is a hybrid. It transitions from red to chrome and I’m not a fan. Just make the facemask one color or the other already. Completely red would look nice. Completely shiny chrome has looked nice. Just make a decision.
And what about Texas? Last week I complained about Oklahoma changing it up and using an alternate uniform, but this week we were in for a treat with Texas. The Longhorns have one of the most traditional and classic looking uniforms and they looked great on Saturday. These uniforms were throwbacks to 1969 when the team honored one hundred years of college football, and the addition of the football shaped 100 was great. I usually don’t like it when teams don’t feature the player’s names on the back, but in this case, it was a glorious exception.
I’m pretty sure we won’t be treated to a game this good looking for the rest of the year, so I’m going to savor it.