What’s Maryland wearing this week? Week 10

Maryland will go with a pretty conservative but sharp look on Saturday against Virginia.

As the Terps’ play on the field continues to decline (see their 2-6 record,) their uniforms continue to get better. Let’s be honest there was no choice after the Maryland Pride debacle.

This week, Maryland will host a resurgent Virginia squad in a uniform that look very similar to their old jerseys. The look is very clean. I believe “sharp” is the best way to describe  it.

The turtle shell helmet with the white pants looks very nice, and overall, it just might remind Maryland fans what a football uniform actually looks like.

In other uniform news, Ohio stepped outside the box for a Wednesday night ESPN game. The MAC is loving the NBA lockout the most considering all the national TV time they are getting because of it.

The Bobcats had a striking resemblance to Hawaii with the designs on the shoulders. Overall, I was left feeling uninspired by the uniforms, nothing special really.

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Week 4 College Football Review: Cowboy Down

Oklahoma State cornerback Brodrick Brown helped the Cowboys rally in the second half on Saturday with this interception, but they sure looked bad doing it. Photo by Getty Images.

Stillwater, Okla., is a different sort of place for someone who has spent the vast majority of his life in the Northeast.

In two trips there, I have learned a few things, and here they are.

The state of Oklahoma is very flat; apparently using forks to eat barbecue and cake is the sign of a wuss; in life, I should “play the game,”; getting a first down is nearly as exciting as a touchdown; and chief among them … Orange Power.

The chant of “Orange Power” reverberates through the stands of Boone Pickens Stadium on most Saturdays in the fall. There are even shirts in the various gift shops, displaying this very phrase, and it all comes from the orange jerseys their beloved Cowboys wear for home games.

However, this season, it seems like Oklahoma State has abandoned that very concept with their uniforms.

The Cowboys did make a roaring comeback to defeat Texas A&M on the road in the game of the day yesterday. OK State could now be on their way to its first Big 12 title, but that doesn’t really matter here, let’s examine their uniforms.

Before the season started, Oklahoma State announced they would be introducing a new line of uniforms, complete with this uni-builder. While some of the combinations have their merit (mostly because they include orange), the gray-white-gray combination they went with Saturday was terrible.

Oklahoma State has seemed to totally abandon orange in their uniform scheme. Granted there was orange in the lettering of the helmet and in the numbers, but it’s not enough. The standard Oklahoma State uniform should have orange shirts for home games and orange pants for away games.

This season, the Cowboys have yet to wear orange of any sort in their first four games. The first game saw a gray jersey for a home game, the second, a black jersey for a Thursday night home game, the third, black pants for an away game and then yesterday’s monstrosity.

The results thus far have been more than productive, but I have to wonder what the chants of “Orange Power” sound like at Boone Pickens Stadium when the team has clearly abandoned this concept.

A few other teams made a splash in the uniform world on Saturday and here are your weekly quick hits:

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson looked like a member of the Cleveland Browns against Marshall on Saturday. Photo by Associated Press

  • Virginia Tech resembled the Cleveland Browns in their victory over Marshall. The Hokies went with this same look in the Orange Bowl last season. It’s a little jarring, but overall the look works.
  • Arizona State continued to change every week, but this week’s ensemble was more of a return to their usual color scheme. It certainly worked as they dominated USC for a huge Pac-12 victory.
  • Oregon went back to what could be considered their standard road uniforms of white shirt and green pants with a green helmet. The Ducks must have read this blog where I begged them to go back to a green helmet at some point, much appreciated.
  • West Virginia’s all-yellow look was fine, and it seems like the Mountaineers might be going with the yellow shirts as a permanent look since that is all they have worn at home so far this season. Just no yellow helmets please.
  • Staying in the Big East, I like what South Florida is doing this season. Saturday’s look was no exception. It was a good idea to go with black on gold pants and the gold helmet. Definitely looks better than the white helmet.
  • I sure was wrong about that Maryland game. Those yellow jerseys should be thrown away after the debacle against Temple. Bernard Pierce ran all over them.
  • Lastly, I’m going to miss these all-blue Boise State jerseys. Once they get into Mountain West conference play, they will not be able to wear these against the blue turf in Boise.

What’s Maryland wearing this week? Week 4

Maryland will go with a black-on-yellow-on black look Saturday against Temple.

As he does on most Wednesday nights, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall answered the biggest question in college football. What uniform combination will his Terps go with this week? Edsall answer it on his Twitter page.

I like this uniforms choice. It’s a bit of a change of pace from last week’s all-black choice, but it works for me. The matching helmet and pants are good, and while the yellow might be a bit bright and useable for an away game as well, it’s a fine look overall.

The only thing I don’t like is the red stripe on the yellow shirt. It looks out of place. I’m not sure what function it serves. I also can’t tell exactly what the stripe on the pants is, I’ll reserve that judgement when I see them on the playing field.

The way Temple looked on the field last week against Penn State, the Terps should outperform them just by walking on to the field.