FSU football has gone with gold numbers on their home uniforms for the last five seasons and the head Seminole has no plans to change for year six.
In April of 2014, the FSU football team was just a couple months off their third national title in program history – completing what was arguably one of the best seasons in the history of college football – when they announced a new look for the program, from the way the logo looked to the way the uniforms were going to be designed.
Five seasons later, it’s a look that seems to have been condemned by a decent amount of the fanbase for the Seminoles in spite of the fact that the first three seasons saw the Noles win at least 10 games each time – of course, with what took place last season it’s not that much of a surprise.
In year six since the change, it looks like FSU football will be sticking with the new look for a while.
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On social media this week, Orlando Sentinel beat writer Chaunte’l Powell put a comment that FSU football head coach Willie Taggart said about the uniform debate during a Seminole Boosters event that took place down in Central Florida.
A fan at the FSU Spring Booster tour asked head coach Willie Taggart about white numbers coming back on the jerseys. Taggart once again says winning is the top priority and it doesn’t matter what they wear.
— Chaunte’l Powell (@chauntelpowell) May 3, 2019
Well, that answers that question for a while…as FSU football will be wearing gold numbers on their home uniforms for a long while…right?
The truth of the matter is this – Taggart is 100 percent right. While the first few seasons were all about making fun of the uniform’s new look, when the Seminoles were having 10 win seasons and going to New Year’s Six bowl games like the Rose, Peach and Orange it truly didn’t make a whole lot of difference.
Over the last two seasons, people across social media and in the FSU football fanbase have brought it up more and more and more – including us here at Chop Chat, who have written about it several times in just the last few months.
With that being said, as important as the Seminoles are to the Nike brand (even more so after the loss of Miami over to adidas a few years ago) the swoosh is going to do whatever the Noles need to get done – and if that means one day going back to white numbers on the home uniforms, it will happen someday.
But, for the moment, continue to buy your gold number FSU football products at least until the Seminoles bring home another national title.