Grading the Unis – Battle at Bristol Edition


Helmet: A+

This is the best looking helmet the Hokies have worn. There is a VT on the helmet. The colors make sense. Black and gray were the original school colors. It incorporates the Hokie Stone. It looks modern. They hit it out of the park with this design.


Jersey: B+

It’s too much Hokie Stone. They could’ve done a better job of breaking up all the grey with more black accents or maroon accents. Unlike last week, the number font makes sense with this jersey. It’s supposed to look modern. This design is a little too basic for my liking but it still looks good.


Pants: A

These are the best looking pants since we played Boise State. The issues I had with the jerseys are fixed with the pants. It’s Hokie Stone accents. Not all Hokie Stone. Branded with a white VT outlined in maroon. Strong look.

Overall: A

Best look we’ve had since we played Boise State.


Grading the Unis – Liberty Edition

Our classic look with a couple of modifications.


Helmet: C

I’m not a fan. I love the classic maroon helmet with no stripes look. I’ve never been a fan of the stripes on the helmet. They’re unnecessary and don’t add anything. Also, how many stripes do we need? When is enough?  I hope we go back to the no stripe look. I hope this was just a one-time thing.


Jersey: C

I’m a fan of the shoulder stripes. Let’s start there. But I’m a fan because it’s a classic look. So it should go with the classic varsity-style numbers. Now we’ve got this new number font to go with a classic look. Now it just looks weird. Either go completely modern or go classic. But don’t do both.

2016.09.03. Liberty at VT.
2016.09.03. Liberty University (LU, Flames) at Virginia Tech (Hokies). Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA. Final score: Virginia Tech 36, LU 13.

Pants: B

Who am I to argue with plain white pants with a VT on one side and the Nike symbol on the other?

Overall: C+

I’ve seen worse. It’s a bit of a mismatched look and not my favorite but the Hokies have trotted out worse over the years. I’m never going to be too hard on a maroon helmet, maroon jersey and white pants.

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