Florida just can’t get enough of non-traditional uniform choices. On Saturday at Arkansas, the Gators will wear white jerseys and blue pants — a combination they haven’t donned since 2013.
First time since 2013.....White on blue @GatorsFB @_Gators_ @Uniformswag pic.twitter.com/OR5sn1Pc8G— GatorsEquipment (@GatorsEquipment) November 5, 2016
It’s all well and good that Florida will wear white-on-blue in the sure sea of red at Arkansas, as the combination should look pretty sharp and contrasting. But it might also be worth noting that Florida wasn’t good in the combination in 2013, rolling them out in a 36-17 loss at Missouri.
That was the only time Florida wore white-on-blue under Will Muschamp. The Gators went 2-1 in the combination in 2010 under Urban Meyer, beating Georgia — albeit in a Nike Pro Combat version of the attire, not the traditional white and blue we will see this Saturday — and Vanderbilt in white-on-blue, then losing 31-7 to Florida State in Meyer’s final regular season game as Florida’s head coach.
Overall, Florida is 14-4 in white-on-blue since 2005.
Florida wearing white-on-blue will also nearly complete the Gators’ run through their possible uniform options under Jim McElwain. After Saturday, the Gators will have worn every combination of their blue, orange, and white jerseys with their blue, orange, and white pants save for orange jerseys and blue pants, a combination that Florida has not worn in decades, at a minimum.