Cincinnati’s Fashion Statement: All-Black on Top

By Adam Kramer   Aug. 11, 2011

After a lackluster season, the Bearcats are looking to establish themselves once again, this time without Brian Kelly. Although headwear won’t impact how they fair in 2011 whatsoever [OR WILL IT?] Cincinnati appears to be testing out some all-black helmets that will likely generate a good amount of positive and negative buzz.

It’s counterproductive, it’s somewhat odd and it’s likely going to irritate most classic uniform enthusiast, yet somehow I’m really diggin’ them without seeing the entire ensemble.

Can’t you just envision Zach Collaros alluding an early tackler and scrambling for a 1st down on 3rd and 7 in this bad boy? No? Well in any event, kudos to Cincinnati for trying something different.

(h/t No 2-Minute Warning)

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    1. 8/11/11

      I’m not a huge fan of it, but with the right uniform it could work. Black on off-black doesn’t quite do it for me.

    2. Derek Adkison

      It would be something if it was new but is the same design mizzou used for their pro combat jerseys a few years back

    3. carl

      it looks good. cant wait to see the rest of the uniform.

    4. Steve Brannen

      who cares?????

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    7. Len

      God how bad does that look. hope they flush them down along with the white helmets they tried for the bowl game. Both are awful.

    8. Phil in Cleveland

      Cincy has been proud of their thug image since Huggins coached their basketball team so the all black is a natural for them.

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    10. GMac

      Don’t be a hater Phil. Clearly you don’t follow UC and don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s a cool lid and hope to see it on the field.

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