One of the biggest complaints during the Rhoads era of Cyclone football was the staff's unwillingness to switch it up with the team's uniforms. While they did mix up the combinations of pants and jersey colors on occasion, programs like Oregon and Oklahoma State were throwing out new and exciting uniforms seemingly weekly.
The most common excuse for not adapting to the times was wanting to stick with "tradition" while "building a brand." But, let's be honest... Iowa State football isn't known at all for its tradition or brand and probably won't be any time soon no matter which uniforms the team wear during the fall.
Luckily for ISU fans who view alternate uniforms as an exciting endeavor and a way to get potential recruits and current players pumped up about playing for Iowa State, it appears Matt Campbell and his staff are going to make an effort to pump out some cool alternate looks for the football team during their regime.
Here's your first glimpse of what is hopefully the start of some cool new uniform ideas.
I can hear you old geezers scoffing through your computers right now... WHO CARES WHAT WE WEAR - JUST WIN! And to a point, I agree with you. But keep in mind, for the players and athletes considering taking their talents to Iowa State, this is a pretty big deal. Better, more jacked-up players means more wins.
I, for one, welcome our new helmet overlords.