The nostalgic look featuring Colorado in bold letters across the chest and striped sleeves proved to be popular once again and the athletic department chose to continue using them this season as well as adding throwbacks for road games.
"They represent the tradition and prestige and the classic look of Colorado football," athletic director Mike Bohn said when asked if there would be uniform changes this year. "They were well received by both our players and our fans and Nike has helped us resurrect them both home and away."Bohn said uniform tweaks are discussed every year and that will continue in the future. He said it`s possible the program could continue to use the classic Colorado look beyond this year.
The decision to use the throwbacks again this year was actually made late last season but new coach Jon Embree did not have any input in the discussion because he hadn`t been hired yet. Bohn said Embree will obviously have a big influence over what uniforms the team uses in the future.
Embree said during an offseason interview with the Camera that he was not a fan of the white pants, white jerseys look the team has used at times over the past five years. It is a look that has been popular with the players. Embree said he didn`t like white-on-white because it is not part of the Colorado tradition and the program`s traditions are very important to him.
Colorado traditionally wears gold pants and black jerseys at home and black pants and white jerseys on the road. The program occasionally opts for an all-black look as well.
Buffs land big DT
CU coaches seem to be on a hot streak in recruiting, landing their fourth commitment this month on Wednesday.
Justin Solis, a 300-pound defensive tackle from Westlake High School in Westlake Village, Calif., committed to the Buffs, according to published reports.
Scout.com rates Solis as a three-star player and the No. 37 defensive tackle in the 2012 class. Rivals.com also ranks Solis with three stars and as the 46th best player at his position in this recruiting cycle.
Solis is the ninth player to commit to the Buffs and the third prospect from California to choose CU. He visited CU this spring and watched the annual spring game in Folsom Field.
"I just feel Colorado is the best fit for me," Solis told Rivals. "I went out there, I visited the campus and it was beautiful. Academics are good and I feel good about the coaching staff and what they have going out there."
Miller honored again
Senior guard Ryan Miller was named to his second major award watch list this week when the Rotary Lombardi Award released its watch list of more than 100 players.
The Lombardi Award is given annually to the best player in the nation in a group that includes down linemen on both sides of the ball and linebackers who line up within five yards of the line of scrimmage.
Miller previously was named to the Outland Trophy watch list.
Former Colorado guard Kai Maiava is one of 43 players on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Award given annually to the nation`s best center. Maiava transferred to UCLA three years ago and became the Bruins` starting center. He and fellow former Buff Josh Smith will be reunited with some of their former teammates when CU travels to play at UCLA in November.