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Pitt football releases throwback alternate script uniforms for 2016

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Holy. Crap.

That was the general consensus from Pitt fans when the school released its throwback uniforms for this season. They're real and they're spectacular.

and ...

If that's not enough, Pitt has an Adobe Spark page, which gives you a closer look. There's also this hype video released by the school today.

I have to admit, these are pretty great. I know the thought process is that people would love to see these on an every game basis and I actually wouldn't mind that. One thing I've said before is that the great thing about those colors or even the older mustard color is that they are much more uniquely tied to Pitt than the current colors. If nothing else, part of the reason fans love these so much is that they're just different.

Now, if you're holding your breath for these to be back on a full-time basis, you probably shouldn't. These are a one-time deal that will be worn for Homecoming against Georgia Tech and as we know, Pitt just revealed new uniforms earlier this year.

I'm sure a lot of people would have loved to see these for the Penn State contest. I know I would. But the fact is that there's already plenty of hype around that game. Pitt wanted to use this to attract attention for another game and while Homecoming is already a big deal, keep in mind that there will be plenty of folks back in town and at the stadium that may only get to Pittsburgh once a year, if that. The university wants to make a very conscious effort to reach out and attract new donors. Using the throwbacks for that game will generate even more excitement around alums that maybe aren't diehard fans.

While many fans would love to see this iteration return on a regular basis to serve as the main uniforms, there's also a contingent of the fanbase that prefers the more 'modern' navy/gold currently used by the team. I'm not sure we'll ever see a return to these colors but even if we do, it's definitely not happening right now.

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Still, enjoy while you can ... hopefully we'll see a lot more of these going forward.

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