Just a quick heads-up: Next week will be "Rivalry Week," in which we'll look at some great rivalries between teams in this project and the uniforms they wore. Should be fun.
***After years -- no, make that decades -- of the same look year in and year out, Delaware made a uniform change in 2004, fresh of the program's first Division I-AA (FCS) title. It wasn't a radical change, but it was significant: Block numbers were out and big, curved numbers were in. That wasn't the only change the Blue Hens made during this period: Longtime coach Tubby Raymond retired in 2002 and took the fabled wing-T offense with him.
While most other Atlantic 10 teams wore a rectangular league patch, Delaware decided to wear a more muted version of the logo, minus the rectangle. I believe UMass also wore the logo patch this way of a couple years. (Just a quick FYI: Atlantic 10 = Yankee Conference = CAA.) The No. 5 I use here is a little too slanted compared with the picture below; I'll try to find a better font one of these days.
A young QB named Joe Flacco wore this style before going on to a fair amount of success in the NFL. In 2007, the Blue Hens returned to the traditional block numbers before an Under Armour-inspired overhaul in 2008.
|This Joe Flacco program insert was distributed on "Joe Flacco" day at Delaware Stadium in 2008.|
Note the Atlantic 10 and Nike logos have been airbrushed from the picture.