I recently came upon The Oregon Ducks 2012 Nike Pro Combat System of Dress when I was DESIGN SCOUTING online. The new design for the uniform is amazing because it reminds me of a Star Wars Trooper. The helmet has been redesigned to fit perfectly against the pads of the player and “The helmet has a liquid black metal finish, never before seen on the field” (Nike Facebook page). I loved the color used for the entire uniform it gives a space aged and sleek look to the player. Because of Oregon’s mascot the Ducks, Nike added wings to the design and on the helmet to emulate speed of wings flapping. I am specifically watching the January 2, 2012 Rose Bowl because I believe that they will be wearing these uniforms.
The facebook page on the uniform can be found here at www.facebook.com/usnikefootball.
UPDATE: I watched the Rose Bowl and it was an amazing game with lots of touchdowns and excitement. I thought that the designs of the uniforms were still pretty good, however in the photos from nike it was not apparent that the helmets are metallic and not black. I guess during the game the sun shined on them and annoyed some of the audience in the stand as well as the announcers. I still like the added wing detail especially on the helmet. I also saw the Wisconsin Uniforms made by Adidas and will be reviewing them soon.
All photos are from the Nike facebook page