Football vogue: Behind Air Pressure's top-secret fighter jet uniforms – ESPN

Not all Air Pressure Academy cadets change into fighter pilots. Nevertheless, Air Pressure's soccer staff will get to decorate like them Saturday in opposition to UNLV.

In September, Air Pressure unveiled the 5 helmet designs for its second version of the Air Energy Legacy Sequence uniforms. Throughout the 2016 season, the Falcons wore uniforms honoring the World Warfare II-period "Flying Tigers" squadron.

The aim of the uniforms is to "honor the previous, current and future" of Air Pressure fighter jets, in keeping with Chris Miller, Air Pressure's video coordinator and a part of the academy employees who helped design the uniforms. The place the "Flying Tigers" honored the previous, this yr's uniforms will give attention to the long run and the F-35 Lightning II airplane.

"Our aim was to select an plane and do a great job of telling that story," stated Scott Richardson, Air Pressure Academy's tools supervisor.

To inform the story of the F-35 in uniform type, Richardson, Miller and different members of the Air Pressure soccer employees talked to the 5 F-35 squadron commanders for his or her enter on what needs to be included within the helmet and uniform design.

And it went to the very best ranks crucial.

"It was a variety of guys who're actually excessive up who had been actually excited a couple of soccer helmet," Richardson stated.

As for the remainder of the uniform, its inspiration got here from the jet and can function a grayish look with block white numbers and decals just like these on the jets.

Saturday's recreation would be the end result of a course of that started final spring. Because the design was within the works, one factor the Air Pressure Academy personnel did not have to fret about was holding the plans below wraps.

"Colonels which might be squadron commanders and wing commanders for all these [F-35 bases] ... I informed them they could not say something," Richardson stated. "They did not have an issue with high secret."

Hmmm ... that appears like an alligator?

The College of Florida induced fairly the stir within the uniform world this week with the "Swamp Green" uniform. Now, there's loads happening right here, least of which is that, mockingly for one thing referred to as "Swamp Inexperienced," there is no such thing as a trace of inexperienced on this get-up.

The Gators will slither out in this stuff in opposition to Texas A&M Saturday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and ESPN App).

In the meantime in South Florida, Miami hosts Georgia Tech carrying all-black uniforms.

These had been a part of a group of alternate uniforms Adidas revealed for the Hurricanes within the offseason. These are referred to as "Miami Nights."

Now, to not choose nits, however this recreation kicks off at three:30 p.m. (ABC and ESPN App). The uniforms aren't referred to as "Miami late afternoon/evenings."

Underneath-the-radar look of the week

It is a huge weekend for James Madison. The highest-ranked Dukes, reigning FCS champs, are internet hosting No. 11 Villanova.

Oh, and School GameDay will likely be there.

For the sport, JMU is having a "White Out" that includes all-white uniforms and the "icy white" helmets.

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