Louisville has teased an all-black uniform a few times over the last year, and now we finally know when the alternate look will make its debut.
At Louisville’s ACC induction party on Tuesday, head coach Bobby Petrino announced that the Cardinals will don the all-black combination in a stadium-wide “black out” for U of L’s Monday night season opener against Miami on September 1. The game will also be the first ACC contest for the Cardinals and a rematch of last year's Russell Athletic Bowl -- a dominant 36-9 win for Louisville.
“I’ve always felt it was important for your players to look good and feel good, and then you have a chance to go out and play well,” Petrino said.
The uniforms had previously been teased last November, but a team spokesman said that they were just an Adidas model for show. When Petrino was introduced to the team after being hired back in January, he had Mauldin come in to the team’s meeting room wearing the new uniform to give his teammates a sign of things to come.
Former Cardinals coach Charlie Strong, who is now at Texas, was said to be more of a fan of the classic uniforms with the school colors. Things seem to be a little looser under Petrino.
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