Good news Horned Frogs fans, TCU listened when you complained about the changes to last season’s uniforms. This year the Frogs will wear another redesigned set of duds, making changes to the color scheme and bleeding over some of the successful factors from a year ago.
One of the new designs that stuck from a year ago—and for good reason—is the gray helmet, but there will be some major differences in the uniforms from the past season.
Nike has done some bad work in the past—think Georgia Pro Combat in 2011—but these changes should be welcomed by the TCU faithful. Here is a look at the new designs landing in Dallas-Fort Worth for the 2012 season.
Receiver Josh Boyce broke silence in April when he tweeted out a photo of the suspected new lids that the Horned Frogs may don as they head into the first season as Big 12 members.
Lucky for Boyce, he was right. These new helmets look sick. The new design has a deep purple and scale look that resembles the body of a—what else—horned frog.
Nike has done some shoddy work in the past with TCU’s uniforms but this helmet change is one that should be welcomed with open arms. It is a great add to the TCU uniform set for the coming season.
Some of the holdovers from a year ago are the two-tone color schemes on the jerseys and the torn numbers.
Last season the Horned Frogs took a lot of grief for the two-tone look from fans, but this season Nike seemed to integrate it into the jersey a lot better. The look isn’t as eye popping as it was a year ago.
The other hold over is the slice look that is found in the numbers. That would have been something I would have dumped. It looks like the numbers ran out of fabric or got cut in the process of stitching—not a good look.
The gray helmet design is one that will either be loved or hated by TCU fans. Personally, I think it is a great add to the uniform lineup.
The Horned Frogs are making a major shift this year starting play in the Big 12, and keeping a version of the gray helmet is definitely a good move for TCU.
The gray lid is shown with the white jersey set, but wearing that with the black or purple unis would look solid for the Horned Frogs.
The Horned Frogs will don a new alternate uniform that is anthracite-colored—gray is an easier way to put it—for the 2012 season.
The uniform will have some purple on the sleeves and the scale look to the numbers, but the majority of the top is the anthracite color while the pants are completely gray.
These actually look pretty sharp. Why they didn’t just make the entire uniform the solid anthracite color is beyond me, but this was a good move for both Nike and TCU. They may be redeeming themselves in the eyes of the TCU faithful.
This uniform look from last season was better than average, but the helmets matte finish is not as good as the new polished look that the Horned Frogs will wear.
Will the change be welcomed with open arms?
TCU fans have been overly critical of the uniform changes in the past, most notably hating on the lack of purple in some of the uniform designs.
With the new anthracite look that will be worn, it may be another argument starter for the Horned Frogs faithful, but switching to a polished purple helmet with the scale look to it will be a welcomed change.
Expect the Horned Frogs to receive rave reviews for the new changes to the duds that will come this fall.