Would all-white be all right for the Wildcats?by Anthony Gimino on Sep. 02, 2010, under Sports
The last time we saw the Arizona Wildcats in a real game, it was ugly, and we don’t just mean the 33-0 loss to Nebraska.
In the Holiday Bowl, Arizona, for the first time under coach Mike Stoops, used an all-white uniform combination that TucsonCitizen.com’s Scott Terrell called “The worst idea in the history of college athletics.”
Perhaps the Wildcats would like a second chance.
Arizona has tweaked its uniform design, and the players have been wearing a new white helmet throughout fall camp. These versions notably have a white and blue stripe down the middle, as opposed to the more solid white helmets the Cats wore for the first time under Stoops in the Holiday Bowl.
Stoops never professes much concern over the team’s sartorial splendor, so it’s up to some of the players to decide what to wear. Will it be red pants, blue pants or white pants at Toledo on Friday night? White helmets, blue helmets?
“It’s up to the captains to pick that,” senior running back Nic Grigsby said after Tuesday’s practice in an interview you can see at FoxSportsArizona.com.
“But, I mean, we want to come out and wear our white. Make up for last year. Do it right this time, wear all-white.”
Of course, it’s better to play good than look good, but it can’t hurt to do both against the Rockets on ESPN. Ah, yes, ESPN. That’s another point of redemption after the Holiday Bowl embarrassment on the four-letter network.
“A lot of time has passed since then,” said quarterback Nick Foles.
“Our team has grown together. It will be nice to go out there again on ESPN, on the nation-wide scene, and just go out there and play football. That’s all we have to do. Go out there and have fun and play football and see what happens.”