Florida will apparently wear all-orange uniforms — with orange jerseys and orange pants to go along with the program's traditional orange helmets — for the first time in decades against East Carolina, according to tweets from multiple Gators players.
ORANGE ON ORANGE— milesNdMILESof_riles (@Tee_Riles) September 12, 2015
— Joshua Grady (@iAm_StatXII) September 12, 2015
The prospect of all-orange duds has been raised occasionally by fans, but has never transpired, though Florida has worn orange uniforms — the program's primary color for home uniforms for much of the 1980s — four times since 2010. Most recently, the Gators donned orange for their 2015 Birmingham Bowl victory against East Carolina.
But Florida has never previously worn all-orange in the post-Steve Spurrier era, and only pre-World War II combinations with orange tops and tan pants come close to such a typical combination in the program's history.
This picture of Emmitt Smith against Kentucky is from the last all-orange game in Florida's history, a 38-28 win over Kentucky in 1989.
And Florida's official Twitter account for its football program is playing coy about uniforms on this Saturday, too:
In due time... https://t.co/4XFbLEjUFf— #ECUvsUF (@GatorsFB) September 12, 2015
If nothing else, we'll seemingly be seeing something almost entirely new from the Gators on this Saturday night.
Update, 6:15 p.m.: All-orange it is.
#Gators specialists on the field now. All orange tonight vs ECU https://t.co/NR3MY4ukdq— Landon Watnick (@LandonWatnick) September 12, 2015
It's happening. #ECUvsUF #GoGators pic.twitter.com/DjIKhdpjDo— #ECUvsUF (@GatorsFB) September 12, 2015
Last time we wore all orange? 1989 vs Kentucky. #ECUvsUF #GoGators pic.twitter.com/ZMQDY4k2Wg— #ECUvsUF (@GatorsFB) September 12, 2015