The Most Overrated College Football Entrance

I have been a faithful college football fan my entire life. It’s true I have toddler pictures when I was young hiding inside a football toy box to prove it. There are several good college entrances which are unique and one day I hope to experience them live in person. There are others however, though loud and cool, which are overrated. Take Virginia Tech for example who is known for a loud crowd going nuts when the team comes onto the field to Enter Sandman. Some people call it the best college football entrance, but I do not. There is nothing unique or special about coming onto the field to a popular Metallica song.

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The most overrated entrance in my opinion belongs to the University of Michigan. Its always shown on television and there are camera flashes going off throughout the stadium as the Wolverines take the field and…….slap a plastic sign donated by the booster club……

Really……Why is this special? There is no famous stone to touch before coming out of the locker room or animal leading the way for the team onto the turf. Just a plastic banner waving in the wind, that is replaced every year and lets the football players know that the boosters have donated funding to ensure they eat nice dinners on away games.

Where is the creativity? How about the team run through the middle of the band while they form a huge “M”? How about a real wolverine be lead out first as the team walks out of the locker room? What about a cooler banner listing the national titles and Heisman trophy winners to touch? Nope, too creative. If this was the NFL then Michigan would receive a big…C’MON MAN!!!

How many versions of uniforms can we have?

oregon football uniforms

New uniforms have become a pop culture spectacle for college football. From futuristic to retro looks, these uniforms typically make a once a year appearance and are intended to generate fan excitement due to the uniqueness. The jerseys are then typically auctioned off to support either the college’s scholarship program or a charity. However, someone schools go for a entirely new identify through re-branding their logos and designs for the entire athletic department.

The reception of these uniforms is both hit and miss. Just ask Oregon, which usually has a completely new uniform design from shoes to helmet each game thanks to alumnus Phil Knight, Nike founder. But let’s look at a few other examples.

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Kentucky in black uniforms…. horrible. Not one of their major colors. It’s kinda like the nerdy kid at school trying to look like an athlete just by wearing a jersey. Kentucky in the grey uniforms this year will look a lot better. The grey color is one of their traditional accent colors, plus the grey looks like a shade of coal dust.

NCAA Football: Miami at Maryland

Maryland tried to display their identity with a uniform similar to the state flag. It was a disaster.

army football uniform

Army though is one of only a few teams that could pull this off. Camo uniforms clearly state their identity and look tough as nails.

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Michigan with a big M on the front…very cool. Classic and simple, a good mix of old school and new school.

For more uniform updates from across the nation check out the following Nike website:

What are your thoughts? Are you in favor or traditional uniforms or do you enjoy change? Let us know in the comments section.