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Strange nameplate font on back of Miami Hurricanes' jerseys being replaced, per athletic director Blake James

That strange lettering on the back of the Canes’ jerseys?

   Sacked – and never getting up.

   Miami athletic director Blake James sent out a tweet Tuesday afternoon that said the Canes will have a new nameplate font on their jerseys.

   “After further review we have decided to change the nameplate font on all @CanesFootball jerseys to a traditional block letter font,’’ James tweeted.

    The current font mixes upper and lower case lettering for players’ names, making it difficult to distinguish some of them. Many fans did not appreciate the strange lettering from the start.

   Strangenameplate

  “I thought it was hard to read some of the names,’’ James told The Herald in a text message. “They will be done for Cincy.’’

    By 8 p.m., James’ tweet had 277 retweets and 245 favorites – and plenty of comments, several of them urging James to also change head coach Al Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio.

   Others were actually polite – and funny.

   “Sweet… I like uniforms overall,’’ said @E29MIAMI.

   “Great, I can’t read Russian,’’ said @TMillerGolf.

    And this, from @havanacane: “Just win baby win…’’

   *** Four players received game balls Tuesday, according to HurricaneSports.com: quarterback Brad Kaaya, kicker Mike Badgley, cornerback Corn Elder and receiver Rashawn Scott.

   SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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