For the first time since the rebrand in 2013, the UConn football team is undergoing serious uniform changes.
A video released by the football program reveals some significant changes to the uniform design, the most significant of which is the return of logos to the side of the players' helmets. UConn has not had side logos since the 2012 season, the last year when the block "C" was displayed on the uniforms.
The video released Wednesday night is the follow-up to a video released three weeks ago, which featured Bob Diaco as the ringleader of a heist that included the theft of UConn's old uniforms from the Burton Family Football Complex. Wednesday's second video shows Diaco being driven into Rentschler Field in the back of his Lexus before walking out on the field with two players wearing the new blue and white uniforms.
As Diaco and the players walk onto the field, he is heard in the background saying that the team is ready to represent Connecticut. The front of the helmet is then displayed with the outline of Connecticut appearing above the facemask.
"UConn football looks the part, now let's go play the part," Diaco said in the video.
The video then shows the two players modeling the new uniforms with the new dog logo on the side of the helmets. The logo is also the main feature of the front of the jerseys, appearing on the collar. UConn retains the primary blue and white colors for its home and away uniforms respectively.
However, the video ends with Diaco throwing the dirty uniforms—including a never-before-seen grey one—into a washing machine. He quickly throws the grey uniform back into the laundry bin before silencing the viewer. It appears the Huskies now have an alternate uniform similar to that of the men's and women's basketball teams.
Here's the 2014 uniforms for perspective: