It continues to be a rite of the Gophers football season: The team wears a new and unique alternate jerseys, and the fashion choice riles up a segment of the fan base.
The latest example was Minnesota wearing primarily black helmets, jerseys and pants for their 25-6 victory over Eastern Michigan at Huntington Bank Stadium on Sept. 9.
Head coach P.J. Fleck was asked a question about the colors on Monday — two days after his team lost 31-13 to North Carolina. In Chapel Hill, Minnesota wore more traditional white road jerseys, with maroon numbers, maroon pants and the added flair of chrome gold helmets with a old-school Goldy logo on one side and the standard block M on the other.
“Our traditional colors are maroon and gold, period,” Fleck said. “Always will be. No one is taking that away.”
Fleck then gave the example of traditional programs such as Ohio State and Florida incorporating black uniforms on top of jerseys ...