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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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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