Missouri is making a major move to the SEC and with the move comes changes to the Tigers' uniforms. Missouri was known for the big “M” that was traditionally found on the helmet and the gold and black mix that carried the Mizzou Tiger head.
A new brand change was unveiled during the Missouri spring game this fall and it looks like Nike and Mizzou hit it out of the park with the new uniform redesign.
The Tigers will be trying to make waves in the new conference on gameday, but even if the Tigers lose, they will look cutting-edge while doing it. Here is a look at the new Tigers uniform design from Nike for the 2012 season.
One of the new looks that is making waves across the college football landscape is the solid color uniform design with black being the sleekest of all the looks.
Missouri blew it out of the water with the new all-black look to the Missouri home uniform.
At times, solid colors can be a bit much when they run the entirety of the uniform, but this look should be welcomed with open arms by the Missouri faithful. Day games may not be the most comfortable for the team with the sun beaming down on the all-black unis, but the Tigers will look sharp in the new solid blacks.
Missouri is mixing up the uniform look this season and the gold tops are one of the alternates. This look is falling into the "jury is still out" category at this point.
The all-gold top does look interesting, but it looks like it could be a bit much once an entire team is wearing it on the sideline. All that gold may be a distraction, or it may look like a toilet bowl that hasn't been flushed in a few weeks.
It will be interesting to see the first time they don these on the field and if the look clashes as bad as it appears to now. These should stay on the shelves.
Missouri's redesign for the away whites is another home run for the Tigers. The jersey has accents of black around the sleeves and is solid white throughout the remainder of the jersey.
The black numbers with gold trim are eye popping, and the white top with black pants will be a good look for the Tigers this coming fall as they travel to hostile SEC stadiums.
The one piece of the uniform that Missouri fans will surely like is the traditional Tiger head that is placed at the base of the neckline. It is found on all three redesigns, but it pops well on the all-white top.
I am all for tradition—especially with uniforms in college football—but the newly designed helmet is absolutely studly. The helmet has a Tigers head that doesn’t look like a decal.
The Tigers head is laid into the helmet and gives the illusion of a running tiger from both sides.
It is also a matte black finish on the helmet which makes the decal pop more, further giving the appearance of a tiger head, not a decal. The big “M” will be missed by some, but this is a great rework for the Missouri Tigers this coming season.
Chase Daniel is a fan of the new uniform look, but is that enough for Tigers fans? Here is a tweet from Daniel in the Missouri locker room this spring.
You have to think that if the former star quarterback liked the unis, the fans would fall in line. To this point that seems to be the case.