USC Uniform Colors - Helton vs Carroll Years

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Which USC Uniforms Are Best?

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  1. USC Uniform Colors - Helton vs Carroll Years
    Bobopolis

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    USC Uniform Colors - Helton vs Carroll/McKay Years
    Man, do I ever miss the beautiful deep cardinal jerseys vs these washed out versions of today. I also miss the gold vs yellow for the numbers, piping and pants. Look at the Carroll/McKay years both road and home versions.

    Those were amazing uniforms! Let's get those back on the field!

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    There's still a bug when posting photos as the first post on a new thread. Try posting the message, then a second post below it that contains the photos. It's on the list of fixes we're looking into.
     
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    One thing I absolutely hated was the chrome helmets. They were flashy but certainly did not match the rest of the uniform...
     
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    I'm definitely a uniform traditionalist, particularly when a uniform's colors/design become immediately identifiable as part of a brand. You all know what teams I'm talking about when I describe their look as "Maize and Blue with triple stripe helmets" or "Golden helmets," etc.

    However, I understand that kids (meaning 5-star recruits as well) today like a little flash and dash, and many have worn high school uniforms that follow the Oregon pattern of sometimes having designs that have absolutely nothing to do with their school's actual colors.
     
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    McKay years.
     
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    I was waiting for them to click there's no place like home. Terrible
     
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    Uniforms always need a facelift but strong brands should retain at least 80% of their integrity with regard to helmet and color scheme. Clearly appearances will change with advances in technology and material/color blends, but forget all that neon space suit bullshit.
     
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    Here are the pictures . . . Screen Shot 2020-06-08 at 9.50.35 AM.png Screen Shot 2020-06-08 at 9.50.12 AM.png
     
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    Agreed. Schools like USC, Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama, Oklahoma, etc. - should NOT succumb to the Oregon 1,001 colors and combos bullshit. Oregon has kind of made the ever-changing uniform their own schtick, but I hated when I saw Notre Dame wearing some hideous alternates, I hated seeing Tennessee sporting black uniforms, I would be pissed if USC started wearing anything other than C&G.

    I do like when some teams have a "very special uniform" that they trot out maybe once every handful of years for a big game (like ND's green jerseys, or FSU's white pants) buy for the most part, I like to be able to tell, at a glance, what teams I'm watching because their brand is that strong and identifiable.

    Also, kindly get off my lawn!
     
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    Can we see a side by side comparison of the change?
     
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    Yes, the color of the helmets and no gloss looked great
     
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    When the scoreboard shows USC winning, that's a Carroll-era photo. When the scoreboard shows USC losing, it's a Helton-era photo.
     
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    Here's a comparison . . . UGLY!
    Looks like they were accidentally bleached or as someone mentioned below . . . tomato soup!

    Screen Shot 2020-06-14 at 3.49.32 PM.png Screen Shot 2020-06-14 at 3.51.01 PM.png
     
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    McKay years were just as good. Pete and his staff knew what USC was all about at every level!

    Dominating lines, great uniforms, smart QB, awesome running game and strategic passing!

    Not to mention, a charismatic, humorous and very likable coach who had a great staff . . . initially ;-)
     
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    I absolutely loved those throwback uniforms Florida brought out about 15 or so years ago. Blue Jersey, White pants and white helmets with the big numbers on the side.
     
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    Bohn seems to get SC's traditions and culture. Hope he can re-address this uniform issue soon.
     
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    NO psychedelic uniforms! No lime green shoes with glitter! No mirror finish helmets! That's all show business; detracts from the game.
     
  18. Bobopolis

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    While we are at it, let's replace Helton with a Pete Carroll/John McKay type of coach. Tough, smart, humorous, defensively-minded, great recruiter and gutsy.
     
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    No visors.
     

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