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K-Uniform Preview 2017

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas Gary Rohman-USA TODAY Sports

It’s once again time to look at the uniforms for Kansas football and make a few predictions as to what they should and could wear, along with what they absolutely shouldn’t wear.

Southeast Missouri State is the first opponent, and KU usually looks pretty good on the first game of the season. Last year, KU went blue from head to toe. As my formative KU football years were in the Glen Mason and Terry Allen era, I never used to really like the mono-blue look. Now, I’ll have to say, it’s one of the team’s stronger looks.

Official Prediction: All Blue

NCAA Football: Rhode Island at Kansas John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The second game of the year features the maroon and gold clad Central Michigan Chippewas, so like they will probably do against SEMO, KU should utilize as much blue as possible. Last year, Kansas went with white helmets and pants to compliment the blue jerseys. I hope they do it again.

Official Prediction: White/Blue/White

NCAA Football: Ohio at Kansas John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The third game of the year is the first road test, so the white shirts will make their first appearance. What KU does with that is the question. The answer for KU should be blue pants and either the blue or white helmet, but KU has at least one weirdo game where they try to look like the Chiefs. I hope not, so I’m predicting a stellar looking combo.

Official Prediction: Blue/White/Blue

West Virginia then invades Lawrence. The game against the mountaineers is usually the one where KU experiments with weirdo combos (think 2013). But it’s also the one where we got the classic Blue/Red/Grey combo. This is one of KU’s sharpest looks and I hope they break it out at least once this year.

Official Prediction: Blue/Red/Grey

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Kansas John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Home again, this time to Texas Tech. Hey, Kansas, let’s look the best we can, whaddya say?

Official Prediction: Blue/Blue/White

The first conference road game should look nice. Iowa State is also a winnable road game, something that will be difficult to achieve anywhere but Texas, so KU should look the part as the highlights flood ESPN.

Official Prediction: All White

NCAA Football: Kansas at Texas Christian Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of winnable road games, TCU fits that bill perfectly. If only we could get over the hump. Let’s hope we do, as I’m officially predicting a KU win in what is KU’s ugliest uniform combination.

Official Prediction: Red/White/Red

Kansas State come to town next, and with our biggest “rivals” in town after two straight road wins and a bowl berth on the line, KU should look as traditional as possible. What better way to symbolize our return to bowl eligible status than wearing a uniform combo that we wore often when we were actually going to bowl games.

Official Prediction: Blue/Blue/Grey

Baylor comes to Mount Oread next, and KU is good for some special threads once a year, so I hope this is the game. The limestone fauxbacks were pretty sweet, and the crimson chrome set was atrocious, so this could go either way. I’m personally hoping for a retro early 90’s Gilbert Brown throwback. DO. IT. KU.

Official Prediction: Alternate

KU travels to Austin to beat them in yet another sport in yet another way. Screw you Texas, we could show up naked and beat you.

Official Prediction: Kansas 24, Texas 21

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas Gary Rohman-USA TODAY Sports

The final home game of the year is against the Oklahoma Sooners and KU will wear a lot of blue (even after proving you can win football games with no clothes on the week prior). Senior day will be special for this group and they should look pretty good while celebrating.

Official Prediction: White/Blue/Blue

The final game is at Oklahoma State. Let’s look good to finish off the regular season.

Official Prediction: Blue/White/Grey

Let’s hope that predicting uniforms isn’t the most positive aspect of the 2017 season, right? It’s about time to feel good about football, so feel free to add your comments in the section below. What combos do you hope to see KU wear this year? Do you even care as long as they field a better product?