Florida’s throwback uniforms praised by ESPN among best for Week 6

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Florida may not have a lot to play for on Saturday in terms of the national picture, but it should look good in what will almost certainly be a beatdown of the struggling Vanderbilt Commodores.

For the homecoming matchup, the Gators will be wearing their throwback blue jerseys and white pants, and instead of wearing either of the throwback “block F” helmets that have been used in the past, the team will be debuting a new orange helmet that features the old school interlocking “UF” logo. The design is a tribute to the helmet that the team wore from 1969-78.

ESPN’s William Ricks said that the uniform combo will be one of the nation’s best in Week 6.

Nothing beats a quality throwback uniform, and the No. 20 Florida Gators receive an A+ for their fit this week. For their homecoming game against Vanderbilt, they will honor the Gators teams from the 1960s and 70s. The jersey is a soft blue color, with white and orange stripes along the shoulders. The numbers are white and appear on the front and the side of the shoulder.

White pants with orange and blue stripes provide some pop, and the helmet brings everything together. It’s solid orange with the vintage Florida logo on both sides. However, there is no stripe on this helmet. This is only the third time the Gators have worn a stripeless helmet since 1946. The other two times were in 2017, when they wore their Swamp green uniform, and in 2019, when they sported their Pro Combat threads, per Gator Uniform tracker.

Donning the throwback threads and a new helmet, UF will look to bounce back on Saturday and earn a win over a Vandy team that is 2-3 with a 20-point loss to FCS East Tennessee State.

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