On Saturday afternoon, with a little help from DJ Khaled (obviously), the Western Kentucky football team unveiled their first series of uniforms from new their partnership with Nike. The school announced earlier this year the move to the swoosh after a 10 year partnership with Russell Athletic.
The reveal included three full uniform sets: a red jersey with white pants and a chrome helmet, a white jersey with black pants and a chrome helmet, and an all white kit complete with the classic white helmet.
Any time there’s a uniform reveal, you’re usually going to see a group who loves the new look and a group who hates the new look. This isn’t really the case with this set so far. Western fans haven’t really indicated a strong dislike of the new jerseys, but there’s not much high praise being thrown around either.
I don't hate them. I don't love them, either.— The Towel Rack (@TheTowelRackWKU) August 12, 2017
I don't hate em, but I don't like em. Seems like a lazy design— Mack Williams (@IAmMackWilliams) August 12, 2017
I did both bc the Red ones are awful but the white with the black pants are clean!— James Cooper (@MrCooperMU) August 12, 2017
Overall, I’m personally okay with how they came out. The look is clean, but a bit overly simplistic compared to some of the designs Russell Athletic had towards the end of their partnership. I think the designs will get a little more adventurous once WKU has a successful year or so under their belt as a Nike school. I also think an all black outfit with the chrome helmet would have been interesting, but that’s just me.
What do you think, UDD readers? Love em? Hate em? Don’t care either way?
Let us know.