The new Maryland football uniform was all the buzz on Tuesday after the team's Monday night 32-24 victory against the Miami Hurricanes.
Aside from the victory itself, it marked the debut of Maryland coach Randy Edsall's first year at the school.
The attention, however, was focused more on the Terrapins' snazzy new football uniforms than the team's victory over Miami. The controversial uniforms featured the Maryland state flag on players' helmets, jerseys, and even cleats. The uniforms were produced by a Maryland company (Under Armour) that was founded by two alumni (Kevin Plank and Jordan Lindgren).
The reaction was mostly negative outside of the University of Maryland community and even mixed within the community.
AP Sports Columnist Jim Litke, for example, accused the Maryland football program of bowing to the commercial influence of Under Armour.
Sports commentator Skip Bayless, meanwhile, said they were shockingly hideous.
I loved the new look. Sporting the Maryland state colors. No matter if you liked or disliked the uniforms, the whole nation is talking Maryland football, countered a fan on the Maryland Terrapins Facebook page.
LOVE IT - I need a jersey NOW! wrote another.
However, one fan joked that if our opponents are busy dissing the Jekyl & Hyde look instead of concentrating on the game, I'm all for it! Just win, baby!
Below are videos and photos of the Maryland football uniform, courtesy of the University of Maryland and Under Armour.