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Sources: FSU, Nike exploring changes to uniform in near future

Well, it might finally be time to tweet #EverybodyFocused. Multiple sources close to the Florida State Athletics program have shared with NoleGameday that the Seminoles are exploring possible changes to the football team’s uniforms. Those changes have the possibility to be implemented as soon as the upcoming 2019 season.

FSU has received a large amount of backlash dating back to 2014 when they shifted from the old uniforms to what they wear now. A lot of fans aren’t happy with the look, especially when it’s pretty much matching with Boston College, and they’ve been extremely vocal about it across social media. Basically, since their inception, the ‘Noles current jerseys haven’t been much of a hit. The discussions between Florida State and Nike are still in the early stages but there’s been a push behind the scenes to try and get this done as quickly as possible.

Now might be the perfect time for a change. The Seminoles signed a 10-year contract extension with Nike in 2013 but typically they’ve made amendments to that contract every four to six years. Recently, those contract amendments occurred in 2005, 2011, and 2013. The deal is currently set to provide FSU with $1.5 million in base contributions and $3 million in supplied product over its final four years.

As of now, the program is only looking at possible changes to the football team’s uniforms but that could always change as we move forward. It makes financial sense for both sides to push for a change that would allow them to both appease the fanbase and sell new merchandise.

Dustin Lewis

Lead writer and editor for NoleGameday. Co-Host for Hear The Spear. Majoring in Editing, Writing, and Media at Florida State University. For all inquiries: Dustin@NoleGameday.com.

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  • I clearly recall the excitement prior to last season related to single digit jersey numbers and Oregon-style jerseys. I also recall those changes did nothing to improve our on-field performance nor did it generate any fear in the minds of opponents. I'm much more interested in seeing our players, in any style uniform or number, knocking down opponents, blocking, tackling and catching passes. Let's stay focused on what's important...this isn't a fashion show after all.

  • As an FSU grad (1983)
    I'm all for returning to the
    classic FSU football jersey and gold pants
    of the Charlie Ward and Deion Sanders
    era. Look them up online.
    They were clean, and most importantly
    a BRIGHTER RED. A FLASHY SIMPLICITY.
    It WAS the coolest
    uniform in college football.
    Now it looks somewhat like a costume.
    Can't the symbolism be more subtle?
    Haven't bought
    a single FSU item since they went to
    that DARK MUDDY RED. Looks dreary.
    YES it's technically garnet, but does the color
    have to be that awful brownish red.
    We Are FSU ... NOT Boston College.
    Actually the current simple
    PRACTICE jerseys are
    pretty nice and fresh, and clean looking.
    Would not object to those
    being actual game jerseys.
    When you look good you feel good.
    How great would the players feel coming
    out of the tunnel in those classic uniforms.
    Just ask them ... Classic Ward, Sanders uniforms,
    or the current COSTUMES.
    We want our UNIFORMS back.

  • This would be awesome to get our old uniforms back. I just wish we could get our old logos on both sides of the pants like we used to have them. It would be refreshing to see our guys playing in true Garnet and Gold like 2013 and before. There was nothing worse than wearing non-traditional FSU gear and playing poorly at that. We need our SPIRIT back, if Coach Taggart succeeds in getting our uniforms and logo back, I am good with giving him his 5 year window to get things back to normal. The uniforms are a great step in the right direction.

  • Return to the 2013 natty jerseys please!!!! Classic white. Garnet abd gold with the arrow head gold helmets and pants.

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