The Oregon Ducks will again be the best-looking team in college football, and the regular season hasn't even started yet.
If you thought Chip Kelly was the mastermind behind the Ducks' creative uniform ideas, guess again. Oregon unveiled its uniforms for its 2013 spring game on Saturday morning, and as usual, they're nothing short of brilliant and creative (via Heidi Burgett of Nike).
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New Ducks uniforms for Oregon's Spring Game: http://t.co/h1zgIVr1iF2013-4-26 17:00:02
According to CBS Sports' Chris Huston, following the Ducks' spring game, Oregon players will present these honorary jerseys to 100 men and women currently serving in various branches of the U.S. military.
If that's not a classy sentiment by the Oregon athletic department, then I don't know what is.
The Ducks are always known for their flashy uniforms, so this is hardly a project that should surprise us. Nike owner Phil Knight has seemingly branded the University of Oregon into a household name, party due to the innovative uniforms provided by the powerhouse company.
The Ducks will play their first season since 2008 without head coach Chip Kelly, who is now the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. After a 12-1 campaign in 2012 and a big win over Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Mark Helfrich and Co. have their work cut out for them here in 2013.
With sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota returning from a brilliant freshman season that included 37 total touchdowns, the Ducks offense has the firepower to put up gaudy numbers like it has in the past.
Oregon will play its spring game on Saturday at 11 a.m. PT and open its season on Saturday, Aug. 31, in Autzen Stadium versus Nicholls State.
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