A quick note from Air Force football media day.
Players showed off their new uniforms this morning, and everyone I talked to lauded the new apparel.
The players wore their home blue jerseys (which have silver numbers outlined in white and lightning bolts on the shoulders) and silver pants (the Falcons wore white pants in recent years). While players liked the style, they were more impressed with the substance of the uniforms – tighter-fitting jerseys and less-restrictive pants.
“It’s all about feel,” senior quarterback Shaun Carney said. “The look is cool for the fans, but all we care about is feel, and jerseys being tighter helps people not being able to grab them and the pants make us feel looser and faster.”
Not to be outdone, Air Force coaches broke out the outfits they will wear on the sidelines this season – and Johnny Cash would be proud. Black, short-sleeved mock turtleneck with a blue lightning bolt in the middle of the chest, black pants, black belt with an “AF” logo and black Nike golf shoes.
“Looking sharp,” senior center Blaine Guenther said. “Look like Mafia henchmen walking around.”
Added Carney: “I guess if they’re trying to look slimmer, then they got it.”