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Miami Hurricanes to swap strange uniform font for cleaner look

UM will change the font used for names on the back of uniform jerseys as seen here by linebacker Tyriq McCord against FAU on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.
UM will change the font used for names on the back of uniform jerseys as seen here by linebacker Tyriq McCord against FAU on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. AP

That strange lettering on the back of the Canes’ Adidas jerseys?

Sacked – and never getting up.

Miami athletic director Blake James sent out a tweet Tuesday afternoon that said the Canes will have a new nameplate font.

“After further review we have decided to change the nameplate font on all @CanesFootball jerseys to a traditional block letter font,’’ James tweeted.

The current font mixes upper and lower case lettering for players’ names, making it difficult to distinguish some of them. Many fans did not appreciate the lettering, and Twitter was abuzz with jokes when the Adidas uniforms were worn for the first time in the Sept. 5 home opener.

“I thought it was hard to read some of the names,’’ James told The Herald in a text message. “They will be done for Cincy.’’

By 7:30 p.m., James’ tweet had 272 retweets – and plenty of comments, several of them urging James to also change head coach Al Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio.

Others were actually polite – and funny.

“Sweet… I like uniforms overall,’’ said @E29MIAMI.

“Great, I can’t read Russian,’’ said @TMillerGolf.

And this, from @havanacane: “Just win baby win…’’

The Hurricanes (3-0) have an open week before traveling to Cincinnati for a Thursday-night ESPN game Oct. 1.

Susan Miller Degnan: 305-376-3366, @smillerdegnan

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