Bo Pelini unveils new Nebraska alternate uniform

Bo Pelini told reporters Tuesday at Big Ten media days that the team would break out a new alternate uniform for its Big Ten opener Sept. 27 vs. Illinois. On Friday, Pelini unveiled the new “Red Rising” design at a team meeting. He didn’t do it with the help of a mannequin, either. Nope, Pelini entered the room donning the new look himself. Watch the video and see pictures of the new design in this post.

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The Huskers wore a similar all-red adidas alternate vs. Wisconsin in 2012. That one, though, featured a polarizing large “N” on the front of the jersey and a black helmet.

While this helmet isn’t black, the overall design isn’t shy on the color that is a nod to the program’s Blackshirt defense; in fact, the socks and gloves are black and the pants, jersey and (matte) helmet all have black accents.

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Feit Can Write on 8/1/2014 @ 11:56am EDT Said:

Is there a hidden message in Nebraska’s new helmet?

Texconsin on 8/4/2014 @ 1:35pm EDT Said:

Truly the UGLIEST football uniform in college football…looks like something worn at D-III level.

Chris on 8/4/2014 @ 4:20pm EDT Said:

Wait until Maryland plays in the Big 10. Some of Maryland’s uni’s are pretty ugly too.

Brian Vermeer on 8/4/2014 @ 8:34pm EDT Said:

I’ll be glad when this alternate uniform fad is over.

Mark Cunneen on 8/5/2014 @ 11:18am EDT Said:

Yea, that is pretty ugly. You can tell even the players thought so.

steven on 9/12/2014 @ 4:48pm EDT Said:

i knik ofr like the red look, but i’m a blackshirts guy, and would like to see the blck helmet