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Uniformly brilliant

Yeah, OK. So Notre Dame's uniforms for the Shamrock Classic in Chicago are a clown suit. So every Domer and/or individual over the age of 40 thinks they look like the business end of a bad acid trip.

And, as one of those over 40, I have to agree. Really, the half-and-half helmet thing looks horse(bleep). Especially when it isn't even half-and-half, but sort of 65/35.

Even Maryland fans, who had to abide UnderArmour's own hideous creation last season, must be laughing hysterically.

But you know what?

It doesn't matter what I think or you think or Domer Nation thinks. Because Brian Kelly isn't going to show up in any of our living rooms and try to sell us on playing football at Notre Dame.

We're not recruits (in my case, thank God for Kelly), and the recruits, guaranteed, are gonna love this look. They're gonna say, "Dang, I wanna wear that." And if that's the shove Kelly needs to convince them ....

Well. Any edge is an edge. And in this day and age in college football, that's all that matters.

Ben Smith's blog.