The summer of 2012 could be considered the "Year of Uniform Change."
Mississippi State hopped on the bandwagon on Thursday, when the Bulldogs unveiled their updated uniforms (via hailstate.com) for the 2012 season.
The updated uniforms, which are designed by Adidas and include TECHFIT technology, feature home maroon and road white jerseys and pants, with an additional third option of silver pants.
The jerseys have large stripes down the shoulders and arms, and a larger Mississippi State logo across the chest.
The most noticeable difference in the design is the large stripe down the middle of the helmet.
Mississippi State has had stripes on its helmets in the past, most recently on alternate helmets. This particular stripe is thicker than ones in recent years, and provides continuity for the stripes on the pants and jerseys.
They're not very unique. In fact, the updates look similar to the ones that Texas A&M unveiled last month which, not coincidentally, are also designed by Adidas.
But that's okay.
The subtle changes are a nice update to the Mississippi State uniform. Nothing flashy or overly distinctive, but a classy, updated look.
It's an updated look that doesn't make Mississippi State look like an XFL or Arena League team. That should always be the goal of any uniform update.
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