Cowboy Altitude has one of the best tag lines of any blog on SBNation: "Ignoring fashion trends since 1877." Combining brown, yellow and white to make something look good is a tough task.
No one has claimed that the Wyoming uniforms are a work of art, well actually one person has in Rivals writer Mike Hugenin who picked Wyoming as having the best helmet in college football. Now, the Cowboys are creating a few alternate uniforms with variations of brown, yellow and white.
The biggest change is bringing back a brown helmet that has not been used since the 1975-76 season:
The new brown helmet features a flat finish with a glossy brown "Bucking Horse" logo, trimmed in dark brown and white, and a matching, glossy single stripe down the center of the helmet. The last time Wyoming wore a brown helmet was the 1975 and `76 seasons under then head coach Fred Akers.
The glossy brown is a nice touch to the helmet.
The culprit behind these alternate unis come from no other then Nike:
"We've developed an outstanding relationship with Nike during our time here at Wyoming," said Cowboy head coach Dave Christensen. "Nike provides us the highest quality game and practice gear available, and they have worked with our equipment staff to develop a variety of uniform options for our team. Our goal is to build a first class program, and that means playing first class, acting first class and looking first class. Nike helps us look first class, and that also carries over to how recruits perceive our program. We couldn't be happier with the look of our new uniforms.
People can complain about how Nike removes tradition with the various alternate uniforms, but most of the time the response is positive for the change. A school like Wyoming needs this type of buzz and it can only help the program.
The school does have a photo gallery of the different combinations and my favorite is the yellow on yellow with a brown helmet.
I am glad they are not considering the Storm Trooper look that Texas A&M has used in the past. I somewhat like the Aggie look, but something about the Wyoming white helmet that has a yellow horse that is turning me off of that idea.