Notre Dame is going to have a new uniform supplier in 2014.
ESPN.com reports that the school will switch to Under Armour from Adidas as its exclusive apparel supplier after the end of the school year.
Since Notre Dame signed its contract with Adidas in 1997, the school has kept its traditional football uniform look for most home (blue and gold) and away (white and gold) games. But the company has introduced special uniforms for the annual Shamrock Series game.
In 2013, Notre Dame wore all white with gold numbers for its game against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium. The uniform also featured a gold shamrock on the helmet and green sleeves under the uniform with green socks and shoes. In 2011, Notre Dame had green shamrocks on a textured gold helmet.
2012's uniform might have been the wildest because of the helmet. It was a textured gold helmet on about 65 percent of the surface area and the other side was navy blue with the feisty leprechaun logo.
With a new supplier the guess is the Shamrock Series special uniforms will likely return. However, Under Armour may want to depart from the standard template that it used for schools' special uniforms this season. The jerseys that Texas Tech and Northwestern wore this season were basically the same design with different patterns on the shoulders.
And Under Armour, we beg you, no gray for the Fighting Irish. Feel free to get creative with the special uniforms, but if there's one school that should be impervious to the gray takeover in college football, it should be Notre Dame.
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