The Arizona Wildcats football team unveiled new uniforms for the 2021 season on social media on Wednesday.
The new uniforms pay tribute to the winningest era in the program’s history, the “Desert Swarm” era under coach Dick Tomey in the 1990s.
Here’s a look at the team’s uniforms, posted on the team’s Twitter account.
Arizona also released a video announcing the uniforms with the words: “Inspired by the past. Built for the future.”
The video ended with the message: “Desert Rising.”
At media day last month, Arizona coach Jedd Fisch talked about the team’s uniforms.
“But I do believe in tradition,” he said. “I do believe in basics. I believe in being able to wear the same helmet for every game.”
“I think I’m going to tell you the same thing I tell the recruits: Don’t worry about the uniforms,” he said. “We’ve got to play well. Hopefully, these uniforms will look good on them. I think everybody will be happy with the way they look.”
Arizona begins preseason practice Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Early social media reaction to the look was very positive:
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