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Notre Dame Uniforms: Fighting Irish Unveil New ‘Shamrock Series’ Uniforms

Notre Dame has unveiled a set of new football uniforms that will be worn October 6 when they host the Miami Hurricanes at Soldier Field for this year’s Shamrock Series game.

For a team widely recognized by their traditional blue jerseys and gold helmets, the new uniforms present quite a change and thus will certainly open the program to negative reviews from traditionalists.

The biggest change in the new uniforms, which were designed by Adidas, is a dual-color helmet — gold on one side, blue on the other — with an oversized leprechaun logo on the blue side. The logo is flipped around, so it’s facing the opponent.

Adidas has more on the Shamrock Series garbs in the statement below:

“Notre Dame’s new adidas TECHFIT football uniform is a modern take on the classic blue jersey and features gold metallic numbers and IRISH in a Celtic font. The bright gold helmet is split with a blue section highlighting a large white Leprechaun graphic. Notre Dame’s gold pants feature a blue stripe on the left leg and the updated Leprechaun graphic. The team’s adidas TECHFIT base layer features gold numbers on the sleeves and the Leprechaun graphic on chest. The updated interpretation of the classic Notre Dame Leprechaun logo also appears on the team’s adizero Smoke gloves.”

While many of the Fighting Irish’s fans have taken to Twitter to bash the new uniforms, head coach Brian Kelly said his players gave the new garbs a universal thumbs up:

“The Shamrock Series is a great opportunity for our football program to play in an exciting venue located in an area with so many Notre Dame fans,” Kelly’s statement read. “This year’s game at Soldier Field will be part of an incredible weekend for the University in Chicago and will be a great experience for our team. The players absolutely love the uniforms designed by adidas for this game and they will help make it a memorable night.”

Check out more photos of the new Notre Dame uniforms below.
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What are you thoughts on Notre Dame’s new Shamrock Series uniforms?