During the spring, Virginia Tech announced that it would partner with the Wounded Warrior project, hoping to raise $25,000 for the foundation by selling camouflage hats at local bookstores and online. (The details of which are here).
The Hokies gave everyone a glimpse of the camo helmet in March. Today, on Frank Beamer‘s personal website (the free part), the team posted a sketch from Nike of what the uniform might look like.
It’s small, so click to enlarge. Putting on my fashion hat, it’s a very subtle look. White unis with camo numbers and maroon on the sleeves. I’m not sure what the pants situation is. (And yes, these are pressing issues when it’s June and not much else is going on in college football.)
I know incorporating the camo into the uniform is difficult. South Carolina did something like this last year against Auburn with camo numbers on black uniforms. The problem was nobody could read the numbers, so the officials made the Gamecocks change their jerseys before the game started, pretty much defeating the purpose.
Virginia Tech’s look is certainly more restrained than some of the previous Wounded Warrior designs, like South Florida.