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Improved Uniforms = Improved Production?

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  1. vespinaeGT

    vespinaeGT Ramblin' Wreck

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    There have been numerous statements by some of the players (Parker Braun, for example) about how much easier it is to move in the new adidas uniforms. How much do you think these improvements are worth as far as yardage or wins?
     
  2. Jacket in Dairyland

    Jacket in Dairyland Helluva Engineer

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    Seriously , I don't think it will make any difference at all. It will be interesting for a couple games to see when the team runs out on the field. And recruits won't groan like they did with Russell. That's about it. I never heard specifics on the fit of the Russell uniforms before this . It was about the looks, or so I thought. But stretchier material won't translate to more yardage or wins definitively , unless the players specifically point it out, which I highly doubt.
    Imagine the quote from KB : " Yeah man , the Clemson dude was coming up to tackle me , but 'cause I had on these stretchier pants , I put a move on him , and went to the house".
     
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  3. BCJacket

    BCJacket Helluva Engineer

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    My rational brain wants to laugh at the mere suggestion that new uniforms could relate to a measurable improvement in performance.

    But, last year several games could have been won or lost on a marginal improvement in "mobility". Against Miami, maybe in an Adidas jersey Lamont Simmons gets marginally more finger on the 4th down ball and knocks it far enough away to seal the win. As close as some of the losses were, a tiny improvement could have made a real difference.

    That's not to mention the holding against our O-linemen (not sure how much of a difference snugger unis will really make). Also, IIRC the biggest issue at times had been our footwear, which wasn't supplied by Russell(?) Not sure if Adidas is supplying cleats now, but that really could make a difference.

    I want to believe!!
     
  4. HurricaneJacket

    HurricaneJacket Helluva Engineer

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    TaQuan got dragged down a couple of times by his loose jersey, so tighter fits may help prevent 1-2 tackles a game
     
  5. wesgt123

    wesgt123 Helluva Engineer

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    We seem to have cleat issues more times than I’d like to think about. Don’t know if it’s true or not
     
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  6. vamosjackets

    vamosjackets GT Athlete Featured Member

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    I predict 23 extra yards over the course of the season. Prove me wrong.
     
  7. AE 87

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    22 at most
     
  8. Supersizethatorder-mutt

    Supersizethatorder-mutt Helluva Engineer

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    I agree. 2015 at South Bend was a prime example of that.
     
  9. Cam

    Cam Helluva Engineer

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    It always seemed like I heard about us wearing the wrong cleats for certain games. Considering the bulk of our deal is apparel, I'd hope the players have a pair of cleats for every surface and weather combination imaginable. No more slipping on the rocket toss, please.
     
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  10. Heisman's Ghost

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    Well, probably not but when Dodd became head coach the first thing he did was replace the "drab mustard colored" jerseys with brand new blue and gold jerseys for away and the much beloved white and gold jerseys with the black trim for home. He claimed that the new jerseys were "worth a touchdown" What was "worth a touchdown" was getting rid of two holdover coaches that were past their prime and hiring Ray Graves, Tonto Coleman, et.al. with up to date ideas on both offense and defense not to mention improving recruiting substantially to get players from outside of Georgia which in those days was NOT a recruiting hot bed.
     
  11. Vespid

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    IDK, I guess we will see. I can tell you one thing, when we kicked Miami and MissSt's rear end in 2014, I wasn't thinking we did in spite of wearing Russell and they were wearing Addidas.
     
  12. Techster

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    As "bad" as some of us remember 2017 was in terms of offense, we were actually pretty good. We were 23 in OFEI last season.

    That being said, if we are lower in OFEI and have 23 less yards than last season, we know who to look at...:)
     
  13. Techster

    Techster Helluva Engineer

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    Adidas would have catapaulted us into the playoffs...that, and a good defense...ahem...
     
  14. bke1984

    bke1984 Helluva Engineer

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    Yep, Adidas for sure...and that defense you mentioned...and a kicker...and maybe some pass blocking...probably some well executed pitches, as well...ooo, and better weather
     
  15. Whiskey_Clear

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    24 or more. Sry @vamosjackets you have to be dead on to win. And no one else can take 25 or more. The betting period has concluded
     
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  16. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    The players may have them, but it's up to the equipment manager to lay them out, or at least to be sure they're carried to the away games. If the players had been able to change at South Bend in 2015, it could have made a big difference, because they were slipping and sliding all over the field, and a dry field at that.
     
  17. YJMD

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    No that's not grease. It's just the natural sheen of the new jerseys. No I don't know why the defense got matte jerseys instead.
     
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  18. jgtengineer

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    in the same game, maybe in adidas pants TQ isn't so water logged and manages to evade that tackle instead of slippign resulting in a first down off a long field flipping run and we don't even need simmons play.
     
  19. bwelbo

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    It must be right, because I just put all this through my predictive models and it came back at 22.84 yards.
     
  20. OlaJacket

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    I don't know how it will improve performance but when every offensive linemen says they have better range of motion in the new Adidas unis then I would think that may improve performance a little. It's really about comfort. And looking good. Look good, feel good, play good. Hopefully!
     
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