After originally leaving the school eight years ago, Bobby Petrino was introduced Thursday as the head coach at Louisville following the departure of Charlie Strong to Texas.
After meeting with the media, Petrino also met with his new team and while he spoke to the team, he brought out a player wearing Louisville’s alternate all-black uniforms that they never wore with Strong at the helm.
What do you think about these uniforms pic.twitter.com/N80IOnivHs
— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) November 11, 2013
The players went nuts. The uniforms were first introduced in November and included an alternate black helmet as well. The thought was that the team would wear the uniforms for their Saturday night game against Houston on November 16, but a team spokesperson told the Courier-Journal’s Jonathan Lintner that they were just an Adidas model for show.
#UofL is NOT wearing the black jersey/helmets on Saturday. Team spokesperson said it's just an adidas model for show. pic.twitter.com/YJZlhFVOiR — Jonathan Lintner (@JonathanLintner) November 11, 2013
Strong apparently was more of a fan of the classic-looking uniforms. Maybe with Petrino in charge, the all-black uniforms will get some use in 2014.
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