Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Football Game 12: Baylor

The Mountaineers finished the regular season on senior with repeating a uniform for the first time this year.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

2016 Football Game 11: Iowa State

The Mountaineers hit the road for the final time in 2016 with the often used all white uniform.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

2016 Football Game 10: Oklahoma

The Mountaineers returned home for the 3rd "true blue" game ever in a matchup against Oklahoma. For the 2nd time during a true blue game the Mountaineers followed suit wearing blue from head to toe.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

2016 Football Game 9: Texas

Game 9 the Mountaineers hit the road for Austin, Texas with blue helmets with white jerseys and pants.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

2016 Football Game 8: Kansas

The Mountaineers return home with a slightly new combo. The previous two times the Mountaineers donned this combo (both against Texas) they had the throwback decals.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Flashback Friday: The Mountaineers in Combat

In the days leading up to the 2010 football season Nike selected a few schools to be apart of Nike's Pro Combat uniform series. WVU was to be one of the schools to wear these special uniforms that had the latest uniform technology. The Mountaineers were scheduled to wear said uniforms at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh against the Pitt Panthers who also had Pro Combat uniforms of their own.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

2016 Football Game 7: Oklahoma State

The Mountaineers take to the road with a classic combo: Blue Helmets White Jerseys and Gold pants.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Gold Rush!

Never has one uniform polarized the West Virginia fan base more than the 2007-2012 gold jersey and pants combo "aka the Gold Rush Uniform." Initially met with mixed reactions midway through the 2007; by the end of the season it would become infamous.

The idea for the "Gold Rush" began one season prior during a road trip to Louisville. The Cardinals  called for a "black-out"  and encouraged their fans to wear black. This inspired WVU Head Coach Rich Rodriguez to create the "Gold-Rush" when the Cardinals returned to Morgantown in 2007.

Monday, October 24, 2016

2016 Football Game 6: TCU

WVU finished its final October home game with another often used combo for the Mountaineers: blue helmets and jerseys with white pants.

2016 Football Game 5: Texas Tech

WVU hit the road for the first time in 2016 which means we saw the white jerseys for the first time. The Mountaineers kept the gold lids for a second week and paired them with the gold pants.

2016 Football Game 4: Kansas State

The Mountaineers began Big XII play with an entirely new uniform combo: Gold helmets and jerseys with blue pants.

2016 Football Game 3: BYU

Game number three saw the Mountaineers in a familiar uniform blue helmets and pants with the gold jerseys.

2016 Football Game 2: Youngstown State

The Mountaineers returned to action on the gridiron at Milan Puskar Stadium in a game against the Youngstown State Penguins. Uniform wise WVU returned to the classic blue helmets and jerseys with gold pants. Personally this is one of my favorite looks for the Mountaineers especially with this current uniform set. 

2016 Football Game 1: Mizzou

125th season of Mountaineer Football kicked off with a "new" uniform. Basically it was the same uniform combo that the Mountaineers wore for their 2015 matchup with Liberty (white helmet gold jersey and white pants) with the exception of the helmet sticker. Gone is the regular blue "flying wv" and in its place is the 125 season logo.
Overall I think the combo is serviceable as the light colored elements on a early September noon kick. Maybe a missed opportunity for throwbacks as some other schools have done across the country.

Observations from a Maniac: The Return of Merit Decals?

While watching the Youngstown State game I noticed something a little different this week's uniform. Just above the Big XII logo I noticed a few stacked muskets. They were reminiscent of the late 1980's to early 1990's WVU teams that had musket merit decals. Watching other games this weekend I've noticed a few other teams around the country also reintroducing merit decals. 

I made a quick mock-up of what the decals looks like. I like bringing back the tradition of the musket decals however I have fear that they'll take over some players helmets over of the course of the season. The rear of todays helmets have already come crowded with: a player number, conference logo, American Flag, warning label, and for this season the 125 logo, this leaves little room for anything else.

What do you all think? Do you like the ideal of merit decals? Let us know!

Observations from a Maniac: A New Flying WV?

One thing I've noticed since the uniform rebrand of 2013 has been the subtle change of the helmet decals of the Mountaineers. On the field the change seems barely noticeable but when side by side with the "old" logo (which by the way is used throughout the rest of the uniform) the change can be seen clearly.