Florida will wear head-to-toe orange - helmets, jerseys, and pants - today at LSU, the program announced through its equipment team’s Twitter account.
Your Gators are going all orange today!!! pic.twitter.com/njAhjtZuC4— GatorsEquipment (@GatorsEquipment) November 19, 2016
The Gators have already sported the all-orange look once this season, in a resounding victory over Kentucky. Florida also wore all-orange under Jim McElwain twice last season, in a big win over Ole Miss and in his second game at the helm of the Gators, a home win over East Carolina.
Florida wore orange uniforms as its primary outfits often in the 1980s, but — despite associations with Emmitt Smith — those uniforms fell out of favor upon Steve Spurrier’s arrival in Gainesville, and were rarely seen again until the 2010s.
The Gators wore orange jerseys for a game against LSU in 2010, and Gators seniors voted to wear them in Will Muschamp’s first game against Florida Atlantic in 2011. Orange has been a near-annual sartorial choice since, with Florida wearing orange jerseys eight times — and all-orange now twice in each of Jim McElwain’s first two years — just this decade, and compiling a 7-1 record in the color.