LOOK: Florida Gators football teases black uniforms

By Adam Silverstein
October 9, 2019
LOOK: Florida Gators football teases black uniforms

Every season, fans of Florida Gators football wonder the same thing: Is this the year we break out black alternate uniforms? Considering how popular the black alternates used to be for Florida basketball, one would think that Gators football would have broken out similar attire at some point.

But here’s the thing. It has not happened. Even though official black alternate jerseys have occasionally been sold — and Florida inexplicably broke out disgustingly ugly “Swamp green” alternates two years ago — black has not invaded the team’s uniform.

Until now?

The official equipment account for Gators football tweeted a short video on Wednesday supposedly showing off a bunch of new pants that were sent to the facility. But what … what was that at the bottom? A pair of black Florida football pants?

While we can only speculate at this time, it should be noted that head football coach Dan Mullen has himself teased black uniforms in the past. Also, a number of Gators players changed their Twitter profile photos to all black this week.

Most teams will break out black alternates at home in a big game or in a special game, which leaves only three opportunities for Florida if it is more than just teasing these uniforms. The best potential usage may be Nov. 30 as the Gators host Florida State. However, the Florida-Georgia game on Nov. 2 in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Vanderbilt game on Nov. 9 inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium are other options.


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