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Louisiana-Lafayette announces new apparel deal with Adidas, presents mockup uniforms (Photos)

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Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback Sean Thomas (24) celebrates after intercepting a Tulane pass during the first half of the New Orleans Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Louisiana Lafayette announced a new five-year partnership with Adidas on Wednesday that will last through the 2016-2017 season. With this new apparel partnership comes new uniforms for all 16 of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ Division I teams beginning in the fall.

“We are very excited for our coaches, our student-athletes and our fans to begin a partnership with Adidas,” athletic director Scott Farmer said. “Our entire athletic program has experienced great success on the field and on the court during the past year, and it is only fitting that we start a new partnership with one of the most iconic names in sports.”

A sneak peak at what appeared to be the school’s new football uniforms was included with the announcement. 

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Fans apparently were not a big fan of the new look, but it was later reported by the Lafayette Advertiser and KATC’s Travis Webb that these uniforms are just mock-up designs and that they will be different by the time the season rolls around in a few months.

According to a release from the school, the deal between the school and Adidas includes a $1.3 million promotional allotment over the five years and includes incentive compensation if the football team finishes in the top 25 or makes it into a bowl game.

The Ragin' Cajuns are coming off a 9-4 season in which they were the Sun Belt co-champions and beat Tulane in the New Orleans Bowl.

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