Uniform reveal for ODU game

Tech will be wearing their orange jerseys for the first time this season. White matte helmets and white pants to complete the ensemble.

Thoughts? I'm personally excited to see the orange ones in action. I've been pleasantly surprised with the new jersey's so far this year.

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Wouldn't mind the matte finish becoming our normal helmets. I loved the shiny ones with the light sparkle to them back in the day, but these are just badass.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Agreed. They used to just be shiny, then the sparkle crept in...and it was nice at times. But the matte doe...

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

I approve this uniform combination.

"Now Miami wants to talk about it." *Cue Enter Sandman*

I don't know. hopefully people don't get Tech confused with Cuse or Clemson with the orange jerseys...

/s

I know you're joking, but nobody will be watching anyway, we're playing on CBS Sports Network.

Fresh.

Tech Triumph.

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

So you don't like orange and just saw the reveal....

"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

He's sitting informally like us! Let's hear what he has to say!

Ugggghhhh!!! Orange!!! Blech!

Virginia Tech would walk right up to you and punch you in the neck. They're just tougher. Cowherd 3:16

From what little I can see these are fucking horrible. We need to just go back to regular old jerseys without all the crap on them. Also get off of my lawn

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

Um... this is the same style jersey we've worn for every game this season, and will continue to wear for at least a few years.

It's Time to go to Work

One step closer to All Orange Everything

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

I like the ODU game uniforms. But all-orange everything?

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If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

I respect you but I will down vote you for that!

Edit: /s in case it's needed even if AOE makes me wanna say "why bother playing? We just lost."

"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 used to be with you on the all orange everything, but then we came out wearing it against Duke at home and I got all excited. You could say I had a giant orange boner. But then we lost and I never want us to look like road barrels playing football ever again.

That wasn't AOE

We still had maroon helmets that day, my friend.

"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

Well shit. You're right. Have we ever worn AOE?

Top to bottom orange? Not that I can find, but both the 2013 Duke game and the 1994 UVA game we came out wearing maroon lids, orange tops and bottoms and we lost both games. Badly in the case of the UVA game. At the time of the 1994 UVA game, the only helmet Tech had was maroon with the orange and white stripe so this is officially "all orange".

After the UVA game, Beamer swore then we'd never wear all-orange again.

"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

Bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips

#NoOrangeAnything

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Never go Full Orange.

Click here to destroy wall.

Since this is highlighted as game 3...I can only assume that game 12 will be the ACCCG!!!!

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

Attention to detail. nice catch.

🦃 🦃 🦃

Y'all downvote this, but I'm about to speak that dam truth...

#ALLMAROONEVERYTHING is the best uniform combo.

Let's Go

HOKIES

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

Let's Go

HOKIES

#ALLMAROONEVERYTHING is the best uniform combo.

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If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

While I like the AME uniform best, there is room for variation, and as orange is a school color they chose for us to wear it at a game that nobody will be able to watch.

Mood:

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#BringOnThoseMonarchs

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

Leg for 'Clockwork Orange'.

I'm glad someone got it, I know I'm showing my age too!

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

And I am as well.

"I'm singing in the rain (Whack!), I'm singing in the rain (Whack, whack)".

Um shouldn't we look at clockwork orange as something we shouldn't aspire to? Last time I checked things did not pan out for that fella

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

VT '10 #AllMaroonEverything

I love the Orange and white combo. Fresh. Le'ts keep it going.

Mixed feelings.

There are lots of orange teams. Not lots of orange AND maroon teams. Why go out of our way to look like everyone else?

Proud author of one plaid comment.

I respect these uniforms, but I will downvote them.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I love a white helmet.

This is THE ONLY WAY WE CAN WEAR ORANGE.

Wait - why aren't we wearing white?

Whiteout for ODU fans. The team will be wearing white.

ODU is doing a White Out for the game, so they'll probably be wearing white jerseys to go along with it.

Yall know why we wear Maroon right? It hides the bloodstains on Bud after he gets on a real warpath and brutalizes his enemies. We wear AME during games where he absolutely shows no mercy.

All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?

Hit the pace car!

What for?

Because you've hit every other goddamned thing out there, I want you to be perfect!

I don't think ODU has brown pants

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I appreciate the WOW (white-orange-white) combo, but I think we could all get behind a MOM combo.

aka the Hokie Rainbow.

Maybe for the ND game. They're striping the stadium for hokie effect as well. Although I'd prefer AME

This is the uniform combo I've been most interested in seeing for years now.

It looked nice in 2009, but I feel like that heartbreaking FG as time expired for a 20-17 loss to UNC ruined the maroon/orange/maroon appeal for a lot of our fans.

It was an Orange Effect Thursday night game just before Halloween (and freezing).

However, I think that specific maroon/orange/maroon combo looked really sharp because those orange jerseys had maroon numbers rather than white numbers like the last 3 orange jerseys have had.

Ah those jerseys (all 3 variants) were so great. Far superior to anything we've worn since, and in my opinion the best VT has ever worn.

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

They were ok jerseys, better than a lot we've had in the past 5 years, but the fan jersey version of those sucked.

Huh. I have a maroon 34 from those years and it's held up really well. It's the only VT jersey I own so I have nothing to compare it to, but I think it's fine.

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

It's Time to go to Work

I can't find a good image to link to, the best* one I found is NSFW. but the arms on the fan version make it look nothing like what was on the field. It was odd looking.

*Best for multiple reasons

Lol got a link?

Recruit Prosim

Hahaha, what is it with these things? We were laughing about this (at work) the other day because my co-worker was looking for a car part online and there was a picture of a scantily clad female holding up the part. I mean, that's cool, but it's not going to push me over the hump to purchase a highly specialized auto part for my Ford Pinto.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Damn, forgot about that game. Though I still think that combo looks pretty sharp.

Just for comparison, I wanted to see what maroon/maroon/orange would look like, and, well, I still don't really know. Here's the unibuilder screenshot:

And here's video from the last time we've worn the combo:

I'm down with these, let's make it a thing sometime

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

YES!

I've been asking for Maroon, Maroon, Orange for a while. I think it'd look sharp.

I need to see these two uni combos this season:

Bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips &
bacon strips

Pretty sure the bottom one would have been last weekend.

I was carving my pumpkin during that game and then kind of wanted to smash it.
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However, I think that specific maroon/orange/maroon combo looked really sharp because those orange jerseys had maroon numbers rather than white numbers like the last 3 orange jerseys have had.

I hadn't made that connection but I think you're onto something. I've felt like whether you like the orange or not, the combinations we've been putting out have looked better lately because there's always been plenty of white involved, white pants, helmets, white jersey separating orange pants and maroon helmets, but I see what you're saying with the maroon numbers, that all does go together better.

Leg for being "artisanal" n' shit with your pumpkin...

"...sticks and stones may break my bones but I'm gonna kick you repeatedly in the balls Gardoki!"

People that care if we won or lost in a certain color way should take their superstitions and watch baseball instead

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I agree.

I mean, OBVIOUSLY what really has an affect on if we win or lose is whether I'm wearing my lucky socks and jersey and if i'm drinking the correct beer that day out of my VT cup.

I'm not superstitious about anything, but football. For instance, when I got home from the FSU game I found a penny in my pocket. Mind you I never carry cash. You better bet that penny will be with me the rest of the season.

Edit: I'M MELTING THE GODDAMNED PENNY!!!

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

Yeah, football is the only thing I am superstitious about too. When I am watching at home, and either the Hokies or my Boys are playing, I get very antsy. I may or may not watch the game with a pillow on my head if things are getting crazy and the game is not at a comfortable winning spot...

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Pics

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love the edit

I was there too. At first I didnt remember it being cold, but then I remembered (sort of...) that I definitely do not remember feeling much of anything (especially my face) except heartache....

That game hurt.

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

I was also there. It sucked. Though, my dad invited our pastor to go to the game with us, and I was shocked when he joined in on one of the "BULLSHIT" chants.

These orange jerseys should have maroon shoulder stripes

*ducks*
Lol

Actually, it doesn't look as bad as I was visualizing it to be

Honestly, I like both the actual orange jersey and the mock-up with maroon stripes equally.

The maroon jersey, though, looks much better to me with orange stripes instead of white.

One step closer to the Holy Grail of Hokieness

"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

Should we play Rockytop too? Seems to go with the uniforms.

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

trash

eric

"My advice to you... is to start drinking heavily."-John Blutarsky

That's the B-4 space

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

It's been scientifically proven that we generally play worse in orange, UNC last year notwithstanding. But whatever the kids like to wear I guess

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Don't have time right now but when I get a chance I'll do a breakdown showing the result of each game where we wore (primary) orange jerseys, orange pants, orange helmets or a combination of the three. For the record, primary orange means the item in question was mostly orange. The orange camo jerseys from a few years ago that were mostly white with orange shoulders go in the white column.

First appearance of orange as a primary color for any part of the uniform under Frank Beamer:
1993 vs Rutgers

Record wearing orange by season
1993: 2-1
1994: 2-2
2008: 2-0 (yes, we went 14 years before wearing orange again)
2009: 0-1
2010: 0-1
2011: 4-0
2012: 2-1
2013: 1-1
2014: 1-1
2015: 2-2
2016: 1-1
2017: 3-0
Total: 20-11 (0.645)

Edit: Incorrectly marked a win in 2011 as a loss. Fixed and percentage updated to reflect

Record when wearing:

Orange jerseys: 10-1 (0.909)
1994 Temple --------------W 41-13
2008 GT -----------------W 20-17
2008 Western Kentucky ----W 27-13
2009 UNC ----------------L 20-17
2011 BC ------------------W 30-14
2011 UNC ----------------W 24-21
2012 GT -----------------W 20-17 (OT)
2012 UVA ----------------W 17-14
2014 Western Michigan ----W 35-17
2015 @ GT ---------------W 23-21
2017 UNC ---------------W 59-7
Average score: 28.4 - 15.7

Orange pants: 6-4 (0.600)
1993 Rutgers --------W 49-42
1993 @BC -----------L 49-34
1993 vs Indiana ------W 45-20
1994 @ECU ----------W 27-20
1994 @Miami ---------L 24-3
2011 @Duke ---------W 14-10
2012 vs Cincinnati ---L 27-24
2014 @ Wake Forest --L 6-3 (2OT)
2015 vs Tulsa --------W 55-52
2017 @ BC -----------W 23-10
Average score: 26.6-25.0

Orange helmets: 3-4 (0.429)
2010 Stanford -----L 40-12
2013 Marshall -----W 29-21 (3OT)
2015 Ohio State ---L 42-24
2015 @ ECU ------L35-28
2016 ECU --------W 54-17
2016 GT ---------L 30-20
2017 Duke -------W 24-3
Average score: 27.3-26.9

Orange jerseys and helmets: 0-0

Orange pants and helmets: 1-0
2011 Marshall --- W 30-10

Orange jerseys and pants: 0-2 (known as "all orange" due to only having maroon helmets in the 1990 and early 2000s)
1994 UVA --- L 42-23
2013 Duke ---L 13-10
Average score: 16.5-27.5

Average score when wearing orange primary as any part of the uniform:
27.2 - 22.2

Average score when wearing orange primary as any part of the uniform:
27.1 - 22.1

I think that average will be a little different after Saturday

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

Only a little.

We'd have to score 59 points to increase our side by a full point (57 rounding to one sig fig), while being shutout wouldn't even lower the average by a full point. Conversely, ODU would have to score 55 points to increase the average for the opposing team by a full point while being shutout also doesn't lower the average by even a full point.

Also, I'd managed to skip the ECU and Miami scores from 1994 (both orange pants only games) despite putting them in the overall record. The new averages have been updated in my post.

I mean, Liberty put up 52 on them...

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

You're doing the Lord's work here. Leg for you.

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What about White Orange Maroon?

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Aka WOMp-womp?

Click here to destroy wall.

Exactly!

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Whatever happened to the 'burnt' in 'burnt orange'?

The Athletic Dept colors are a bit different than the University colors. Chicago Maroon is nearly a purple and not what you see on our uniforms.

All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car.

Hit the pace car?

Hit the pace car!

What for?

Because you've hit every other goddamned thing out there, I want you to be perfect!

To be fair, wouldn't you want to distance yourself from this?

"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

The wordmark is so close to the Athletic wordmark... why did they even bother creating that

"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

Because that was back when we invented the future and we had sharp corners.

"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 honestly makes no sense when nearly almost every other university is going for "one brand" - especially when Athletics rebranded in 2016 and the University rebranded in 2017.

Tennessee, Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky, Indiana, Oregon, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Washington, Auburn etc. all come to mind that have recently done the switch to "one brand".

Athletics went with the bright orange nearly 20-30 years ago, made the official brand shift with the rebranding after Whit was hired, and academics made it official on their side with their recent rebranding.

"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 gross

Recruit Prosim

I would recommend you come to terms with it because it's here to stay.

It's Time to go to Work

I've accepted and come to terms with the fact that they made an awful choice

Recruit Prosim

Maybe you just have awful taste in shades of orange.

It's Time to go to Work

We've slowly been moving from maroon and burnt orange to purple and saftey-vest orange. Most of the teams are now using the same colors.

I like the consistency, I dislike the shift in colors themselves.

I still cant believe we changed our school colors

I know, I loved black and gray.

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

I am not a fan of orange unless it is the juice in my glass.
What I do like is the subtle Hokie Stone of the numbers. I don't remember seeing that before. We are not going to be able to the see that from the stands, but it is a nice touch.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

I still think that the orange jerseys from last year should be our orange jerseys, no stripes

Outside its night time, but inside its LeDay

Those were amazing. Such a clean look. Loved em!

Hokies vs. ODU

LOLUVA vs. Louisville

Mood this weekend in Virginia:
5045 days. #OurState

Further affirming their role as the younger sibling trying to copy their big brother.

5045 days = 13 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, and 5 days.
Not that we're counting or anything..

Although primary colors similar in this combo, I think we easily win the accent battle.

___

-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

I dislike the mosaic looking hokie Stone. I think it would look better if it was always oriented North/south instead of curving with the numbers

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Because it's slow and I'm exceptionally bored...

Record in every uniform combination since 2008 (the first year we see a helmet other than maroon):

All White Everything (includes USA helm): 15-8. Most losses to ECU
Average score: 30.5 - 17.4

All Maroon Everything: 6-4. Most losses to Clemson
20.6-17.0

Maroon Maroon White (standard home uniform): 16-10
39.4-26.8

Maroon Orange White: 5-0!!!
29.2-24.0

Maroon Orange Maroon (UNC 2009): 0-1
17-20

Maroon Orange Orange (also known as all orange because of 1994 UVA, Duke 2013): 0-1
10-13

Maroon White Maroon: 7-3
27.0-18.8

Maroon White Orange: 2-1
20.0-15.7

Maroon White White (standard road uniform): 23-6
22.1-15.7

Orange Maroon Maroon (2015 Ohio State): 1-1
39.0-28.5

Orange Maroon White: 1-1
22.0-16.5

Orange White Maroon (ECU 2015): 0-1
28-35

Orange White Orange (Marshall 2011): 1-0
30-10

Orange White White (Stanford 2010): 0-1
12-40

White Maroon White (W&M 2018): 6-0!!!
38.5-18.5

White White Orange (you'll know from the score): 0-1
3-6 2OT

White Orange White (UNC 2017): 5-0!!!
32.8-14.6

Non-traditional uniforms (all black, Hokie Stone, etc): 4-4
26.9-21.1
* Camo helm, White White (2012 Bowling Green): 1-0, 37-0
* Orange camo helm, white with orange camo shoulders, white (2013 Marshall): 1-0, 29-21
* All Black Everything: 0-2, 28.5-33
* Hokie Stone Pylon helmet, Maroon, Maroon (GT 2013): 1-0, 17-10
* Hokie Stone Pylon helmet, Maroon, White (Maryland 2013): 0-1, 24-37
* Black Hokie Stone uniform (Battle at Bristol): 0-1
* White Hokie Stone uniform (Delaware 2017): 1-0

Threw the tricolor helmets into the "white" category. I can do a separate list with the tricolor helmets bit it'll take a while.

Wow, well done!

Maroon Orange White: 5-0!!!
29.2-24.0

May be 5-0, but they were all close games...

All Maroon Everything: 6-4. Most losses to Clemson
20.6-17.0

Considering we pretty much only whip it out for big games, that's not too bad...

Orange Maroon Maroon (2015 Ohio State): 1-1
39.0-28.5

Which game was the win?

* All Black Everything: 0-2, 28.5-33

What was the non-FedEx game?

Frank's last home game, against UNC, was also all black everything.

The other Orange Maroon Maroon combo was 2016 vs ECU.

Also looks like I recorded the game against Tulsa (MWO) as one of the five games we won as MOW because I can't find the fifth game now and the remaining four games + Tulsa = exactly what I need for the average to come out. The corrected info is below along with every AME game we've ever played.

Maroon Orange White games:
2008 GT (20-17)
2008 Western Kentucky (27-13)
2011 UNC (24-21)
2012 GT (20-17 OT)
New average: 22.75-17.5

All Maroon Everything games from 2008-2017: 6-4
2008 Maryland (win)
2008 Duke (win)
2008 UVA (win)
2009 Miami (win)
2014 Miami (loss)
2015 Duke (loss 4OT)
2016 Miami (win)
2016 Clemson (loss, ACCCG)
2017 WVU (win)
2017 Clemson (loss)

AME games from 1993-2007: 6-3
1996 WVU (win)
1998 UVA (loss)
2003 Texas A&M (win)
2003 BC (win)
2003 California (loss)
2006 Clemson (win)
2006 UVA (win)
2007 BC (Fuck Matt Ryan)
2007 FSU (win)

AME when we were bad (1987-1992): 1-2
1990 WVU (win)
1991 ECU (loss)
1992 WVU (loss)

I take back what I said about "big games", yikes. Duke, UVA, and Maryland inflated those numbers from 3-3. Still decent, but not as good as I thought.

The list from the 15 years prior is a little more in line with what I was thinking.

Oops, misplaced reply.

In any case, looking forward to seeing these on TV tomorrow!

Let's Go!

Those matte helmets are so sexy

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"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

FREE THE "STICK IT IN" CHANT!!!

This is why you don't wear orange!

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