University of Miami

Miami Hurricanes uniforms go back in time with ‘Legend of the U’

The University of Miami unveils its new home jersey from Adidas on Monday.
The University of Miami unveils its new home jersey from Adidas on Monday. University of Miami/Adidas

At the University of Miami, what’s old is new again — at least as far as the football team’s uniforms go.

The Hurricanes will harken back to the days of the Orange Bowl as they unveiled new uniforms Monday at a launch party at the Rathskeller on campus.

The uniforms are modeled after ones Miami wore back in the 1980s — like the ones coach Mark Richt wore when he was a UM quarterback in the early part of that decade — a simple look Adidas gave a modernized style to with the Hurricanes’ current uniforms unveiled just last season.

According to Miami, the new Adidas togs are called ‘Legend of the U’ and will debut Oct. 8 when the Hurricanes play host to Florida State at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

No. 15 Miami is off this week and visit Georgia Tech on Oct. 1.

“As the Miami football program begins a new era under the guidance of former quarterback and new head coach Mark Richt,” the Miami release states, “the ‘Legend of the U’ uniforms echo the past while looking to the future, and that overarching theme inspired the collaborative design between the University of Miami’s athletic department and Adidas football.”

Brody Logan, a reporter at the Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C., tweeted out leaks of the replica jerseys Miami and Adidas plan to offer on Saturday night.

Miami wore the same style of uniform for four of its national championship seasons from 1983-91.

Miami’s simplistic look lasted through the 1990s when Nike began tinkering with it.

In 2000, Nike gave the Hurricanes a drastic redesign with a new font, logo, stripes and more green in the color scheme.

Adidas attempted a stylized-version last season and has been leaving hints at Miami’s new look over the past few weeks, with tweets referencing Miami’s past.

One tweet simply shows famous numbers — Ray Lewis, Bernie Kosar, Melvin Bratton, Vinny Testaverde, Michael Irvin — from the past on a green background with an orange stripe.

Another similar tweet list Miami’s national championship seasons.