Just when you think the Oregon Ducks had outdone themselves with their uniforms, they go and dress up exactly like their mascot.
Thanks to their relationship with Nike, the Oregon Ducks are well known for having outrageous uniforms, which tend to be loud and borderline offensive to the eyes. However, the uniforms the Ducks will wear against Colorado might be the most creative ones they’ve ever worn.
Not surprisingly, the uniforms drew their inspiration from the Ducks’ mascot. With a green top, white helmet, white pants, orange socks, and orange cleats, they will look exactly like their chief sideline cheerleader. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up for debate. But you can’t deny the resemblance, which is pretty comical. Unlike most of Oregon’s uniforms, these aren’t an eyesore.
But they aren’t exactly intimidating, either. It almost makes them look like Donald Duck in a football uniform. Perhaps that’s what they were going for when designing these uniforms.
Oregon will face the University of Colorado on Saturday, where the Ducks hope to pick up some much-needed steam following a loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Oregon has not been themselves this season. After blowing teams out for the better part of the past five years, their offense has taken a step back, scoring 50 points in one of their first three games. 50 points used to be all but a guarantee for the Ducks.
Their offense taking a step back highlights their subpar defense. In each of their first three games, the Oregon D has allowed at least 25 points. They allowed the Cornhuskers to score 35 points while only scoring 32 themselves. Perhaps they miss Chip Kelly a bit. While he hasn’t been a successful NFL coach, Kelly’s offense worked perfectly for Oregon. Their defense still wasn’t elite, but their offense was so good that it didn’t matter.