16In16: #15 – PITT Retro

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The #15 moment during the 2016 season is a pretty obvious choice and I’m surprised I don’t have it higher, but it has to be the return of the “PITT Retro”Colors for the homecoming game.  Everyone was wondering how PITT would build off the momentum of a very good first year under Head Coach Pat Narduzzi. Well, just weeks after the PITT Script reveal, the athletic department revealed these uniforms and it just got the fan base even more excited for the upcoming football season.

And then the next reason why this reveal helped the football program:

The reveal of the “PITT Retro” uniforms not only excited the current players, coaches and staff.  Recruits take notice of this because uniforms do play a role in recruiting and the cooler and more historic a teams’ uniforms may be, may play a role in what helps a recruit decide where to go.

Personally, I would love to see an alternate uniform that is these colors, but instead of the PITT Script, the helmet has the crawling Panther next season. This logo:

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But, I can see this season’s PITT Retro jersey’s becoming the main jerseys sooner rather than later.  But, I can also see PITT becoming like Oregon with their jersey’s and just surprise fans each week with what they will wear in that game.

Now, came the first game fans got to see the uniforms and the players got to wear them:

 

Could there have been a better game and ending for PITT in the first game of wearing the PITT Retro uniforms? I don’t think so, I mean you have Blewitt hitting the game winning FG in the final seconds. And in the game you had Ollison and

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