Iowa rolled out its much-anticipated blackout uniforms for November's Minnesota game on Friday morning. Or, at least, they kind of did, with some kick-ass music.
Sneak peek at the Blackout unis being worn in @kinnickstadium on 11.14.15 | #Hawkeyes http://t.co/jRaveOY9hS— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) August 28, 2015
You heard that right: That's Iowa football setting an official video to Rick Ross's "100 Black Coffins." Three years ago, we'd be setting that video to Ram Jam's "Black Betty." The video guys continue to dominate this program.
Also, what little we can see of the uniforms looks excellent. It's fairly clear that the Hawkeyes will go with black jerseys and black pants against Minnesota -- a reasonable assumption for a blackout game -- but we don't have details on the helmet or the uniforms themselves. Enterprising BHGP reader Dan Welter did some video work to get a slightly better idea of what we might see:
Adjusting the contrast reveals some more. pic.twitter.com/N6TLc45om1— Dan Welter (@Dan_Welter) August 28, 2015
That included the uniform. It did not, however, include the helmet.
Disregard the helmet in this morning’s alt uni release. That is not the one.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) August 28, 2015
We weren't expecting anything too crazy from Iowa; this is still Kirk Ferentz's program, after all. But if we get something as simple and badass as this, perhaps with a blacked-out helmet to match, we can safely say it's the best alternate uniform they have done, and something they should add to the semi-regular wardrobe.