New Football Uniforms for 2018 Unveiled

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Cue the meltdown in 3...2...1!

SHOULDER STRIPES!?!?!??

EDIT: After my initial reaction to the shoulder stripes and actually taking a little time to process them, I would say I am lukewarm on these. Definitely think they are somewhat of an improvement, but nothing I'm going to fall in love with. I am however all in on the Foster video as a great sell of the new design (even with the "VA TECH" on the back of the jersey). I'm just imagining what could have been if we actually had a great new uniform to match that hype video.

The shoulder stripes were the first thing I thought of when I clicked the link, the first think I looked for when I saw the picture, and the first thing I hated when I saw the uniforms.

Please put this out of its misery

I actually like them as a transition out of the shoulder stripes. They look much more modern.

Still hoping in the future the stripes will be gone for good.

It's weird that they put a Clemson uniform in the middle.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

IT STINKS & I DON'T LIKE THEM!(the orange)

Yep.
Did we lose a bet with Tennessee or something after the B.o.B.??

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I do not like these.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I really dig the maroon and white jerseys. I think the orange one is gross, but I've never been a fan of any of the orange jerseys we've worn. My personal preference would be to stick with maroon (home) and white (away) with a funky alternate (hokie stone/blackout/etc) worn in one game per season.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

I actually typically like the orange jerseys (which I know is an unpopular opinion), but I think this one is way too much. I assume we will wear them for Orange Effect but I really hope that's the only time

Not the biggest fan, but that Bud video sent shivers...

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Edit: With all the angles I've seen of the uniform, I actually don't hate em. I don't love them either. I'd cop one. However, that shade of orange is horrible.

"...I'm getting a little tired of hearing how good everybody else is..." -Coach Fu [This week: 1-0]

I was iffy after seeing the mannequin picture, but after watching the video I'm pretty sold on them. Looks much better on Edmunds than it did that mannequin. I also really like the light hokie stone in the numbers.

Meh

I assume these are long term jerseys that will be around several years? Was waiting to buy new jerseys for myself and was kind of hoping for a little more change, but oh well...

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NOT ONE PERSON HAS MENTION "VA TECH" ON THE BACK OF THE JERSEY.... WTF

other than that I am ok with them. I mean its a good transition from the stripes but I still feel a lack of imagination from Nike on these.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

I cringe when I hear someone actually say "Va Tech" but I don't really mind when it's written like that on scoreboards, etc. Maybe I'm alone here.

That was just for the promo, right? I need to be reassured that we will have player names on the back of the jersey.

on the instagram story it has Beamer on the back where the last name would be, I didn't see Va Tech

Edited: the Foster video gotcha

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quick photoshop hackjob of how I would mix and match these

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

It looks like they are Schwing-ing

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

A lady mannequin modeling the Hi-Tech's uniforms must've walked by.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I really don't hate them. I'm actually ok with the different shoulder stripes. The Hokie stone in the numbers is 🔥🔥🔥

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

orange pants are the devil

Damn Bud Foster pretty much forced me to like these.

Whatever Bud says goes.

Not a fan of the orange but I think these will look pretty good in #ALLMAROONEVERYTHING

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I hate the orange uniform. It and the orange on the other uniforms looks lighter than our orange. Burn the burnt orange, dammit! Minus my orange gripe, I don't hate the maroon and white uniforms as much as I thought I would.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Bud Foster has me ready to play!

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I just want our proper colors back. This bright orange and pinkish maroon are disgusting. And don't feed me some bullshit line about the brand needing to use stock colors. Tennessee gets to use their horrific orange. There's no reason why we should have changed ours.

scroll about 80% of the way down to see the colors...
link to official colors
I think the lighting plays with the maroon and orange of the jerseys a bit.

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The torch; be yours to hold it high.
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Our academic brand is not the same as our athletic brand

We diverged a while ago, but we made it completely official a couple years ago when we did our Nike Rebrand in 2016.

Academic:

Athletic:

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Our academic brand is not the same as our athletic brand

You vs. the logo she tells you not worry about:

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

orange = vomit. Rest are ok I guess.

The more I watch the video the more I like them. The mannequins do nothing to help me like them. They should have had real people in them.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

They should have had real people our top recruiting targets in them.

FTFY

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too weak looking. We need muscles to make them look legit.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Bad

Quality post

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

no u

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

k

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

I like these better than the old stripes, for sure. Kinda like the "tech" on the pants too. Hokie stone accent is a nice, subtle touch. I'm holding the "love em" until I see them on the field.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Ho hum

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Me: I don't like them
Also Me: Whatever you say, Coach Foster.

Go Hokies

Our Nike contract sucks and this is what we get since they could care less how we feel.

I'd like to meet the people of are sitting in the room deciding this other than our AD and coaches.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Sign dumb contracts, get dumb jerseys.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

I like the Hokie stone pattern in the numbers...why couldn't they have included that pattern in the weird pseudo-stripes?

At least they're unique. I would have preferred an orange stripe on the maroon jersey though. The away look might actually be my favorite.

Wonder why they couldn't wait a couple of days to have Ford debut them?

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I agree, the orange stripe would look a lot better:

What about the maroon stripe on the orange uniform?

Took longer and still looks much crappier (much harder to blend a dark color against an existing light color than the reverse), so don't zoom in:

Make the white numbers the orange/maroon and we've got a winner.

Starts to make it feel like this:

Exactly what I was thinking

Recruit Prosim

Thank you for your effort. Not the best look, but to me, definitely better than the white stripe.

Now that we know the collar is actually a collar/stripe combo, it starts to make sense why they did what they did on the shoulders regarding colors...

Makes every uniform have all 3 colors on the shoulders when viewed from the front. Very clever.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I can't wait until these are released in 1366×768. I'm in need of a new desktop.

That image is 1536x2048

I just sized it down to a width of 500 to not overwhelm the site

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Just my opinion, but they should have left the hokie stone pattern squared up instead of bending with the number. This makes it look like an old greek mosaic.

Recruit Prosim

This is the only thing I'm confused about... and not having any TV numbers (despite there being more room since there are less stripes).

And maroon stripes on the white

Recruit Prosim

ESPN should rerun their FPI numbers now that they know what uniforms we'll be wearing. I'm sure we'll go up from 8 to 10 predicted wins, easily. /s

Not a huge fan of the all orange everything, but I like the other two.

Your Mighty Ducks logic is sound.

I love the tickle of Dickel in my belly

Welp, more shoulder stripes. I had such high hopes and now I'm just disappointed.

That's what she said

She has strong opinions on football uniform shoulder stripes?

Chem PhD '16

Are they really a keeper if they don't?

I can't speak for them all but I have strong opinions and...I'm not sold. However, I will begrudgingly give them a chance. While continuing to wear my Adibi jersey from 2005.

While continuing to wear my Adibi jersey from 2005.

Good choice, my friend

Gonna be honest, my jersey looks far more...worn...than this one does 😂 the numbers are starting to disappear.

Related, I guess. Showed up at a watch party for the WVU game last fall with many younger Hokies. I don't even remember who they thought the jersey was for, but it made me feel damn old.

You should have told them...

And broke out some highlights from the YouTubes.

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The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I was too busy showing Wayne Ward's block to the non-Hokie. It seemed important.

Prolly thought it was for Kendall Fuller.

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I'm pretty sure I would have remembered if they thought it was Kendall Fuller.

Update: it was Dyrell Roberts.

I got 11 for Dyrell Roberts and everyone thinks it's an Adibi jersey

Recruit Prosim

That's because it is.

I'm ok with the jersey but the mannequins need to stop skipping leg day

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

I wish the maroon was real maroon and not purple.

Early Twitter responses are insightful and well thought out. 🙄

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

No white facemasks make me said.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Pros:
- Shoulder stripes are an improvement over the old ones
- Hokie Stone accents in the numbers are subtle yet awesome
- I'm kinda diggin' the "TECH" on the pants

Cons:
- There are still shoulder stripes
- There's an orange jersey
- There are orange pants

Right now, my opinion is that they're better than what we've been wearing the last few years, definitely something unique, at least with the numbers. Are there other teams switching to that style of shoulder stripe too, or is it just us?

I'm pretty sure what my opinion of them will be in December, though, depending on how we do this season...
- 6-6, they're pretty much the worst thing we've ever worn
- 9-3, they're adequate, just kind of "there"
- 12-1, I'll love them more than I've loved any jersey since this one:

I was really hoping for a version of the uniform they wore for the UNC game last year....I'll hold judgement till I see them in person.

You mean these uniforms?

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These...

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The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

This is an A+

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Fuck. Guess I'm buying all the Effect shirts this year...

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Thanks Frank!

That was my first thought too. 💵

So if i want to hang it up in the closet, I don't even have to use a hanger? If I wear it, do I get +1 float?

And they are less than 10 bux

Can't wait to see the anthracite grey/black combo.....

The white and maroon ones are fine. The orange ones are bad and look similar to the god awful infamous creamsicle Buccaneers jerseys.

Lol just my luck that we change the jerseys the year after I finally pull the trigger and get a custom jersey made.

Congrats on your throwback

Recruit Prosim

Nope. Still hate the font.

Was hoping it would grow on me. Just doesn't work for me.

What did you give it 10 minutes to grow on you

Well there was all of last season too. So that plus 10 minutes.

Well they are a little different but I agree I'm hoping they grow on me too. I'll wait until I see them in a game before I make up my mind.

It'll take some getting used to from me, honestly. I don't think they're ugly or something.

Wildly unpopular opinion here: I don't think the orange uni looks bad, it just looks too much like Clemson.

What a complete let down.

February..'96...the steak: ribeye, the whiskey:Lagavulin 16, the lady next to me: a bit**.....

Hopefully they'll start selling retail replica white and orange jerseys again with this redesign. Also, a variety of new numbers on the shelves, including #25. #1, #18, #32, #72, and #92 could be nice 'generic' numbers for VT without "using a player" for profit.

Here is the yearly uniform rotation that we should have:

  1. maroon and white
  2. all maroon
  3. white jersey and maroon pants
  4. some token alternate uniform

why is this so hard to do?

all orange is a swift kick in the nuts. shouldn't have been designed, shouldn't have been an option, shouldn't have been selected. stupid.

add to the fact that we still have an off brand white effect game for some unknown reason that we will most likely wear all white too .

Bud was fantastic though. Give more Bud

The maroon jersey needs more orange, the orange one needs more maroon. The white is fine.

The stripes are an improvement but no stripes still would have been a bigger improvement. At least it's not cookie cutter anymore.

Came into this thread expecting 5 things

1 - Complaints about too much orange
2 - Complaints orange wasn't used enough
3 - Complaints about it being overdesigned
4 - Complaints about it not having enough elements
5 - Someone saying it doesn't matter what we look like as long as we win ____ games

Have to say, 50 comments into this thing, and I'm already satisfied and smiling

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I appreciate the approach you've taken to the uniform discussion.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I always like when we do something uniform related, because you always see those 5 things. Its great. Don't get me wrong, I will have my own judgement about it, but everyone has their opinions, and you're never going to get 100% agreement.

That being said, the more I look at this set, the more I really like them. The subtle things are done very well, and its a very simplistic uniform style that nobody else wears (and I can't recall anyone that has worn). Kinda reminds me a little bit of a truncated version of the Vancouver Canucks of the '80s, and I'm of the opinion that isn't a bad thing.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

They'll look great when catching passes in the end zone and while beating down the GT triple option. If Bud approves, then so be it. In Bud we trust.
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I like them, unique look and the subtle hokie stone is a solid addition. I'll also say i like the orange, it's not Texas, Tennessee, Clemson, 'Cuse, etc. it's ours and it's not that hard to see the differences. Maybe it's cause I think the Bucs creamsicles are very underrated, but if that's the comparison I don't hate the measuring stick.

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

I'm interested in seeing the back of the jerseys. After a detailed film review, it seems they are avoiding the back of the collar above the nameplate. At :40, however, you can see the stripe is tapered (similar to the helmet stripe) which I like. Hoping this helps give them a fast/sharp look on TV.

Other notes: The combo at :36 is fierce as an alternate road uni. #AllMaroonEverything at 1:09 only shows the pants and lower jersey (aka exactly the same as last year), but it still gets me very excited.

UPDATE: The hokiesfb instagram story shows the back of the white jersey and it's pretty badass. Love that the collar extends to the nameplate.

If we have a subpar season, I'm blaming the uniforms.

You heard it here first, folks.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Now if we get a game where the refs are wearing orange... Holy Cornbread Hell.

Leonard. Duh.

Well, I'm getting one this year because it will be the same style that we win our first National Championship in.

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Personally, I like them. They are a good blend of the simplicity of the Vick era uniform and the one we just had. Adding 'TECH' back to the pants is just another part of that nod to our history, which makes a big, subtle difference.

As for the shoulder stripes, I like the simplicy of this new set. Interesting to see that we've abandoned the shoulder numbers. Wasn't expecting that, and I wonder if that empty space will be filled via bowl patches or VT logos down the road. Absolutely wish they had used the Hokiestone pattern there as well, but I'll take this for now. It'll look real good on the field. AME is going to look really good with this set.

As for the orange, I don't mind the AOE set for the Orange Effect games. Wouldn't worry about the way it looks in this picture, it's the right shade, and will pop on the field. And before you ask, this is the correct shade of orange, as both the Orange and Maroon shades were standardized to what you see here with the rebrand a couple years ago.

All in all, a good set. Its simple but distinct. Its not complex at all, but its still distinct enough that you'll know its VT based on the design alone. It has a serious chance to be a modern classic look in a few years time.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

This guy gets it, leg

Agreed on the AOE. It's not bad but I think it would look better as just the orange Jersey with white pants or white jersey with orange pants.

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

I can handle the white stripes on the orange uniform if there were maroon gloves to go with it.

Interesting to see that we've abandoned the shoulder numbers. Wasn't expecting that, and I wonder if that empty space will be filled via bowl patches or VT logos down the road.

I vote for a Fighting Gobbler patch here, in maroon/orange to complement the jersey color.

Edit: Just had to see how that would look, so made a rough MS Paint mock up. Hard to find a good hi-res gobbler logo, but you get the idea.
VTUni18_Gobbler

The more I look at them the more I like them. Only a few minor changes I would have made. On the orange jersey it should be a maroon stripe and white collar, then all 3 uni's would be balanced with each having a different collar color and stripe color. Away helmet should have a white facemask. I think the angle of the stripe make the uni look fast.

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I think they're fine. Clean and simple with a little futuristic design. I think on TV they'll look good. Also, I think they did the white with all orange just to balance the photo (I hope we don't wear that combo) I could see orange effect similar to last year; white on orange on white. All maroon and away are gonna look good. As long as they appeal to recruits and we win then I'll be happy. Love the maroon

Please consider this image before posting your take about our uniforms making us look like a different school that wears orange. We're closest to Tennessee, but not the same as any of them.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Yeah, all those guys are frail

Can we all just agree that we're fortunate we don't have Syracuse's uniforms? Those things are butt ugly...

Also to add not sure if Nike gave up on Illinois but they basically gave them Cuse's leftovers

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

I would have told you those were Syracuse's new uniforms until you showed me the side of the helmet. That's what actually getting screwed by your apparel provider looks like.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Of course, no one will see them, because it's Illinois.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Our orange also doesn't show indoors or under the lights in pictures like it does in person or on TV. It'll still be this shade:

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

what the heck is going on with those syracuse numbers?

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They're melting because there is no AC in the Carrier Dome.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Which seems like a bad advertisement for the Carrier Corporation... you'd think that if they're spending money to put their name on the facility that they would install some of their product to show how well it works.

Still better than WVUs. They put several on upside down.

We put the K in Kwality

Tennessee not leaving much to the imagination. Not sure I will be watching any of those games this year!

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I am not a big fan of the shoulder stripes but they are mostly tolerable. The orange on the white does not look good. I also do no like the Maroon collar on the orange jersey unless they plan to pair them with maroon pants and helmet.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

On the plus side, there was no orange helmet.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

more I see them, the more I would love the tricolor ODU/Navy style helmets would look amazing and really help draw everything together.

Was there a new contract form Nike in the back pocket?

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Also looks like Fuente is working the hype for the spring game: Hudson commit yesterday, uni reveal today... Thursday and Friday?.....

If Fuente was working to hype for the Spring game it would be on TV. That's really my only major gripe with him thus far.

Theres no reason for it not to be on TV. If a team like Clemson is interested in scouting the spring game, they have the resources to send someone and tape it.

Recruit Prosim

Not a fan of these, need to do away with orange pants all together.

Matty Ballgame

For some reason whenever people bitch about the Orange. I always think of this:

I feel like im the only person that loves all orange. It does help that its my favorite color!

You're not alone in this fight! I'm one of those who would love to see an AOE someday that includes an orange helmet. A significant portion of the reasoning is because I want to see the meltdown when its unveiled.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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I too will die on this hill. Like the look and the meltdown here will be spectacular.

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

Some men just want to watch the world burn

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

So does this also count as the Post Uniform Unveiling Vent Thread??

#FUENTEenFUEGO
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More pictures....

Closeup of 'TECH' on the pant and proof that there is Hokiestone in the numbers...

And now for the stripe treatment. The back is where it kinda goes awry. Apparently, (and you can see this in the closeup above) what looks like the collar from the front is actually a collar/stripe through the shoulder and the result on the back is a little funky.

My only nitpick here is that funky treatment on the back. Just fill in the notch between the end of the stripe and the collar, and I'm all for it. But that's a relatively small nitpick, and its overall a pretty solid set.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Ugh, yeah... fill in the notch, so there's a solid line above the name plate and these are instantly improved. Also, I hate having stripes that are both different colors and different shapes, they really need a bit more cohesion.

I mean the only people seeing the back are DBs trying to chase down our WRs.

We put the K in Kwality

That, and WRs trying to chase down our DBs.

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them" -Lee Corso

that stripe coming to a point looks slick

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

Yeah I like it, and it really helps resolve a big issue we've had with inconsistent striping over the last few years. Now the uniform and helmet are more in line

Curious to see how they look on the field. Have a feeling they're going to look great.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

It reminds me of the Chargers :(

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The orange looks so much better in these pics. Must've been the lighting.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

For our orange, its all about how you have the saturation filters set up. If you don't have the saturation up enough, it can quickly turn TB Bucs creamsicle real quick.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Frank's keeping it tight.

Or make the notch bigger so it looks like 2 stripes from the back.

So what gets fans more angry: Lane reseating and Hokie club changes or uniforms?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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C) paper airplanes

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Only a select few correct people, the rest are wrong about them.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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the worst is when they hand out free chipotle in your 7pm physics test only to get hit in the back of the head with paper airplane made from a hokie club application form that was never sent in.

in other news, I hacked HF's webcam. Let's take a look:

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The free food would be ok. I can give it to a stray dog.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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And then get arrested for blatant animal cruelty with intent to harm/kill.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
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RESEATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

My first impression was "meh", but they have grown on me. The Bud video really helped because it was good to see them on actual players.

I love the "TECH" on the pants and the Hokie Stone numbers. The shoulder stripes are also an improvement over what we have been doing. I think this is a cleaner and modern look and that is something we have needed for a long time.

Rich Rod never would've signed off on these...

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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And never will have that opportunity. For great reason.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I still don't have a solid opinion on these, not terrible but not a home run. I agree that the back needs to be a solid color above the nameplate and then they look badass from the back. Right now with the base jersey color in that semicircular section just doesn't look right.

That video from Bud was enough for me to run to Blacksburg from SC for the game on Saturday. We need more of that please. BTW I never run anywhere!

If Foster ever wanted to get into acting, he would make a great "grizzled old war general" type character.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Makes sense, considering that's what he is in real life.

I actually like these shoulder slashes. What I don't like is the number fonts.

Also, video nerd nitpick, when tf will our team stop shooting at 30 fps. It looks like broadcast television and no one else in college athletics does it. Let's get some DSLR cameras in here.

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I sat here looking, waiting, and waiting, and waiting before posting... trying to digest and fully formulate my opinion before laying it out there since we all know that our individual opinions matter most ;)...

But they're fuckin' gross, and that's just some damned honesty right there.

EDIT: any growing on me that occurred while looking at them from the front immediately vanished when I saw the back above... wtf is goin on back there?

Bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips

I actually kind of love them

so that's pretty cool

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

I know people wanted to ditch the shoulder stripes, but I like these as a way to maintain brand recognition and modernize the look. They are slick and I hope they grow on people. As much as I wanted something brand new, I understand why the powers that be would want to maintain some connection to our previous design. As far as I can tell these have succeeded in differentiating our unis from other schools that use the tristripe and I hope the nike will not pump out this design to a bunch of teams. That would be a nail in the coffin to our much-discussed nike deal IMO.

I think I agree. The only thing worse than having a shitty uniform design, would be sharing a shitty uniform design with other schools

Recruit Prosim

@VTimHokie85

Everything but that damn font

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Not saying I'm a huge fan of the font, but it does pop with the new stripe.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

A positive for all those that hate the orange. It seems like every other picture in years past where recruits got the option they picked the orange jerseys. If they like them, who cares?

Kids love the orange

I can dig it and as long as we are smart about combos they could be sweet. Not winning any awards but I like trying something new but also not too crazy either.

Would really like to see the 3 color Navy/ODU helmets with them, think that could be great.

Now for the hot take: I would rather us where all orange everything every game than see us remove any form of shoulder stripe.

In what world does a team wearing JV practice pinnies look on brand or interesting. There would be rec league teams with uniforms from Good Will that would be better dressed. The Vick teams were great, but they were not dressed great.

You need the color contrast just to break things up, some colors you can do solo on a jersey I'm not convinced that Maroon and Orange are. And as opposed to things like the cutouts from the early Tyrod years, should stripes of some sort are the best way to do it.

COuld also get behind a new take on the early Bowl streak/Druckenmiller years with the stripes moved to the sleeve itself sort of like Ohio State has used off and on.

Hate them as much as I hate font we've been using the last few years and hate the new university logo. Why can't we go back to the days of

for the end zones and these uniforms

Because its not the 90s anymore and 20 year old nostalgia isn't going to look great when recruits see us trying to cling to 2 years of success that happened when they were infants, at best?

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

And yet the schools we want to be most like success-wise don't go reinventing the wheel. Recognition is, I argue, far more important. New word marks, new academic logos, all these special uniforms and constantly reinventing our image muddies that recognition.

They don't reinvent the wheel because they've reached the top and are known for being the best of the best wearing what is now their know classic look. We act like we are this huge massive national program that can get by on past history and no additional gimmicks without realizing our history is peanuts vs our peers. We need these gimmicks because we don't have Heisman trophies, crystal balls, and golden labia to show off while those who keep poaching recruits from us do.

And as far as the brand, we officially rolled out a new brand a couple years ago and this uniform change is the culmination of finishing that process off. This set was designed with our new brand in mind.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

"Hey, I like the Orange Jerseys"

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

I don't love 'em (I prefer the classic shoulder stripes), but I don't hate 'em either.

At least they are simple, have clean lines, maintain the identity yet look like 2018 and aren't copying anybody else (that I'm aware of) — and aren't 5-10 years behind the curve uni's like those the black uni, chrome/matte/tri-color helmet lovers go ga-ga about.

The all-maroon should look pretty good...as always.

Gotta say these mostly check the boxes for me. They have our entire unique color scheme (still gonna grumble about the shade of orange) and don't look like anything else I've seen. That's enough for me.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

I'm good with this, and the more I look at it the more I like them. Really simple, clean, and modern, but still a nod to elements of the past. Video with Bud was epic.

Who else at the end of the video saw the Win/1-0 sign (which is awesome, like how that is becoming a mantra of the program) and on first glance thought it was Win 10? I was like oh here we go again with the 10 win ceiling we are setting for ourselves and was mad for a split second until I realized.

I just used Clark Ruhland's uni builder and the new all white with last year's orange helmet looks sweet.

used it and came up with this.

No this isn't right. Orange Jerseys are the most hideous things to ever exist.

It's Time to go to Work

Hey I'm not a big a fan of the orange jerseys either but you can't set there and say that combo doesn't look great and unique.

So many opinions on here I just gotta say:

This

There is nothing in the world like Thursday night in Blacksburg!

Gopher?

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

All in all, I give them a thumbs up- knowing the "constraints". Whit has stressed "traditional" and "consistent" - which these are- they are not too crazy and the "Tech" on the pants is an homage to late 90's teams. The awkward 1960's shoulder stripes- when worn with "slicker/no stripe pants" and modern helmet designs ALWAYS looked out of place, and these address that with the newer/modern stripes. Whit also stated that orange will be incorporated more in all sports uniforms at the suggestion of Nike- well, there you go- there is an all orange ensemble. And lastly, since our Nike deal is comparable to Marshall, Air Force, and SMU, I'm pleasantly surprised that this is a "unique" design and not an Oklahoma State or Oregon or Arizona knock off/copy. Thumbs up overall. These were never going to be off the wall or 15 different combos.

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Clark knew about these in advance. He designed the white out shirt, which displays the new uniform

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Not personally a huge fan of the unis but this combo was requested a good amount and it does look alright.

Recruit Prosim

Found the uni I hope we wear all year. Almost perfect, just need to alter the collar.

Recruit Prosim

will we football in these? If so, then I'm down with them. You'd have to reach Florida levels of ridiculousness for me to care at this point.

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I get the whole "winning is the bottom line" deal, but I would hate to live in a world where our fans didn't care about the team releasing new uniforms. Apathy is death to a college football program.

I don't want to speak for everyone, but the fans who care too much about uniforms have killed the enthusiasm over new uniform releases for some of us.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

continually changing the uniforms breeds apathy. Go traditional year round and then drop a special uni every so often and you'll see people like me excited about uniforms again.

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This. Having a consistent uniform builds an identity.

Recruit Prosim

Don't want anyone to confuse us with all the other Maroon and Orange schools out there.

Yeah, I hate being confused with Maryville College.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Well. I'm definitely worried that we'll get mistaken for Barca football

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Or Susquehanna University.

(I only know this because I have a coworker that went there. Small world, huh?)

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Recruits love them so....

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Don't like! Get off my lawn!

Guys....guys....I've got the best possible combo out there

I just can't figure out how to embed the image from that uni-builder site

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Option 1 - if you have Windows 10
Use Snipping Tool to select image
Save

Option 2
Print Screen
Paste into Paint
Crop and Save

Upload to a site like photobucket, imgur, or brinkleys

Paste Image in here

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

if you have Windows 10

Or Windows 8, or Windows 7, or Windows Vista

Pretty sure Apple has a similar tool for OS X as well

Ahh I only started noticing it in 10

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

It was one of the few actual improvements from XP to Vista, but alone not nearly worth all the negatives

Option 1 - if you have Windows 10
Use Snipping Tool to select image
Save

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Windows 10 alright I'll give this a go. click on the start menu icon in the bottom left, if it does not open immediately repeatedly click on it for a good 7 secs and wait. Type snipping tool, it should appear on the search that the start menu has turned into. double click to open. Click new, select what you wanna snip. click save. Save the file.

Okay...found the snipping tool...got the the thing snipped and saved....now I just gotta figure out how to post it on here. I'm only 35, I should be able to figure this out.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

go to imgur
set up an account
click new post (green button up top)
click browse (grey button)
select your image
when the post edit page comes up, right click the image and copy the image address
go back to TKP
click the image button and insert the copied address
click post
go drink your prune juice and take a nap

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Christ...not worth all that...I'll just explain it:

Hokie tracks helmet...or maybe foghorn leghorn helmet
New orange jersey
Black Pro combat pants from the Boise St game

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

It's Time to go to Work

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Thinking Hoping you forgot the /s

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

My favorite combos:

Dang I usually don't like the white jerseys with maroon pants but that combo looks great

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I like all these, starting to like the redesign more and more. Loving the new stripes.

You need to host these on imgur(dot)com instead of photobucket

Yeah, work blocks photobucket.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Ok cool, it isn't just me. Photobucket speedometer is all I see

Run to Win. Pass To Score
Josh Jackson on Ricky Walker - ““He is the captain of this team, He’s the leader. He’s the bell cow, the Pail Holder.“

Yea, sorry. It was working for a couple of days.

The pics from VT Athletics makes it appear the maroon is just a shade darker - which I think makes them look sharper.

So these pants have VT on the hip instead of "Tech" in the Nike font? I was kinda digging the "Tech" throwback idea.

Yea, not sure about that - these must be jersey specific only? I know we're going to see the more purple-ish shade of maroon, but if it really was this shade, it'd be much more badass.

I still like them, as i stand by my comment above - these will be the jersey's we win a National Championship in.

The pants, at least I Edmunds' size, probably weren't in when they shot the promo. In the debut pictures you can very clearly see the orange TECH on the pants. The pants in this pic are from 2017

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

These are fine. Nothing to hate, nothing to get hyped about. Wish the maroon had more orange, and the orange had more maroon. Also kinda wish we'd stop ordering white pants. Go orange with the maroon jerseys, and maroon with everything else.

Yes agree... Ditch the white pants and cycle maroon and orange pants at home and on the road. I like it, good thinking!

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

To be fair, the Florida State game is actually ON Labor Day. So I think that's the actual last day you can wear white.

GIVE IT TO ME ROSCOE!

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

While I love nods to the Corps, that uniform looks like the bastard love-child of Penn State and GT.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Yeah, the blue uniform is an absolute non-starter, but I liked the context about the Corps belts. If that's actually what inspired the design, it's a rather subtle, yet unique element.

After thinking about it, I think the diagonal, "slanty" shoulder stripes also mesh with the slanty-ness of the VT logo. I'm not against shoulder stripes, I'm just tired of the ones we've had for sooooo long. If they had come back with another type of commonly used shoulder stripe, i.e. sleeve stripe, I would have been okay. But I like the fact that I've never seen another team have these diagonal stripes over the shoulder like we do.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Yeah, nah....

If it were only one stripe, sure... but they're obviously going for a triple stripe on the shoulders with the part coming out of the collar. Trying to say it represents the Core uniform is trying to shoehorn meaning into something that doesn't need it.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

It's almost like Navy, or something.

If we must have orange jerseys, I only wish they'd include the maroon number outline like last year. It helped them be much more legible and more finished (since they were otherwise pretty plain). An orange outline may help on the maroon and white jerseys as well, but I don't think they are bad as is.

'07 Mechanical Engineering

"Touchdown, Tech! I have never enjoyed saying that more"
-Bill Roth

Played around in Paint and swapped collars to see what it looks like... Can't tell if I like or hate...

Also... This combination is surprisingly appealing to me. That stripe on the roads lends itself very nicely to orange pants.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Really like the orange pants with the white jersey as a road alt. I also really like the orange jersey with the maroon helmet, maroon sleeves, and white pants.

I was very disappointed when I first saw these, but as more and more pictures come out on actual people wearing them, they are definitely growing on me. Something about the mannequins just doesn't do these any favors, but having a real person model them really makes them look good.

Honestly, I thought it was a lazy release by VT. They release all of these slow motion videos for a practice but they can't do that for the UNIFORM REVEAL? It is such a big deal with recruiting these days.

The first release was "meh", but I've liked them in videos and pictures of actual people wearing them.

I loath the creme cicle stuff!

Year 3 is coming up!

I will love these when we win in them, and hate them when we lose in them.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Just as LA mentioned above, the mannequins don't do these justice. These uni's look good.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

The white helmet looks really good with the white uni.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Hnnnnnnng

I'll have to see some better angles of the maroon to see how the orange looks on it, but I seriously think our white uniforms might be our best look with this update. The perfect blend of maroon and orange together.

And it doesn't hurt that Ford is rocking it well. I am guessing this also means we don't have a special uniform this year, as I would have guaranteed that he would have debuted it with this photoshoot like we did with Hunter.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

there will be a special uniform.

LETS GOOOO

Can you give us the scoop?

Recruit Prosim

Does it say FORD on the back?

No, it says "RAM" and the number will be 1500.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

This year or next? Do they just sit around on these things waiting for a good reason to wear them?

I say if you have it, wear it now!

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Why the edit? It's not more 🔥 than our other new uniforms anymore?

Recruit Prosim

No, it is haha. No idea when they're breaking them out though.

LETS GOOOO

VT football accidentally leaked preview on instagram...

Did you capture it?

Recruit Prosim

No they didn't lol.

LETS GOOOO

I just don't like those stripes on the shoulders. Otherwise looks great. Simple and back to the basics.

Just like with every uniform.

My first reaction was "Hate it", and now I'm thinking it will be OK.

Anyone know when these will actually go on sale?