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New UM Hurricanes football uniforms to be unveiled this spring. Tell me what you would like to see.

The Hurricanes made it official Friday by announcing what we learned last November was coming for this season, but didn't know when we could get a glimpse.

New football uniforms.

What I've learned today is that the jerseys to be sold for retail will be available in at least three colors:  green, orange and the new "anthracite," -- which is the same gray the Canes wore against Virginia Tech this past season.

The jersey number that will grace your retail UM jerseys for 2014: 8. That's running back Duke Johnson, of course. His No. 8 also was used for jerseys last season, too.

The unis have been designed by Nike and will be unveiled by UM sometime this spring.

“The timing is right and we want a uniform that speaks to our tradition, yet recognizes current trends,” Hurricanes head coach Al Golden said in a UM release. “Nike is working on innovative designs with the latest performance technology and we are excited to unveil them this spring.”

 From UM: "The uniforms that Miami wore during the 2013 season were initially unveiled in 2006. During that time, UM has worn three special edition uniforms: two variations (2009 and 2010), as well as #TheSmoke uniforms and helmets unveiled during the Virginia Tech game this season. Miami also wore its smoke helmets for the 2013 bowl game in Orlando."

 "Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs,” Miami AD Blake James said. “There is no better design team than the group of experts at Nike, and we’re excited about bringing new uniforms to our team and especially our fan base that has been asking for a refreshed look. We have one of the most recognizable brands in college athletics, and we look forward to strengthening that position in the years to come.”

 UM said the new fan jerseys will be available at retail stores, includingShopMiamiHurricanes.com, in time for the start of the 2014 season.

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Here's the last blog I did on new unis when Miami wore "the smoke'' version against Virginia Tech -- and lost -- on Nov. 9.   

Homecoming helmet and jersey surprise tonight for Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Tech

The Hurricanes have unveiled a special helmet and jersey tonight for the Virginia Tech game at Homecoming.

The uniforms have been dubbed "The Smoke.''

The jersey is gray. The helmet is white, with a wide gray base, with a large orange-and-green U.

The last time I recall UM breaking out complete new unis -- a la Nike Pro Combat -- was guess when?

Nov. 20, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The Canes, then ranked 24th, came into that game 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the ACC.

The unis: orange jerseys with green sleeves, orange pants with wide green stripes and green helmets with a prominent U on either side.  

Virginia Tech came into the game ranked 14th, with an 8-2 overall and 6-2 ACC record.

The Hokies won the game 31-17 and clinched the Coastal Division of the ACC.

I really liked those unis. I think I might have been the only one.

By the way, Miami will be getting a new uniform design for the 2014 season. It has not been revealed what they'll look like. 

 

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What would you guys like to see in terms of a new uniform? A lot of you seem to like the traditional. Traditional sounds good to me, though I usually like the trendy ones, too. The new looks are fun.
 
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Spring football begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Greentree Field and you're all invited, per the Hurricanes. See you there!
 
 
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN 

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Make new unis relate to the glory years, not like video games. And no "smoke" - the uni companies are trying to make every team look the same.

we need a new black uniform with black pants and black helmet, and a new green uniform with black socks and green pants. We should also have a upgraded orange uniform but the helmet should be untouched. hopefully nike gives us nice uniforms, but not too modern.

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