Maryland Football Makes Major Uniform Change And Fans Are So Thankful

A Maryland Terrapins helmet sits on the field next to a pair of footballs.

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The weird state flag uniform era of Maryland Terrapins football is officially through. The program announced this week that it would sport a new look for the 2023 season.

Fans are over the moon with the news as they no longer have to look at the hideous checkered design that just seemed out of place on the football field.

Instead, the team is turning to the iconic “Script Terps” look paired with a solid jersey/pant combination. Rather than the bold yellow and black pattern of the past, we see a much more subtle stripe on the shoulder.

The school announced the change on its athletics website, while also posting a video to social media. In that clip, head coach Mike Locksley is seen holding the new helmet as the logo flashes in the background.

“Oh you didn’t hear? These are our uniforms now.”

Athletic director Damon Evans talked about the change, saying that it’s a move back to the program’s roots.

β€œI’m very excited to announce that we are moving back to an iconic uniform, a classic look, something that our fans have been clamoring for, for quite some time,” said Evans.

“This Script Terps uniform embodies who we are, it symbolizes what it means to be a Maryland football player… Now it’s time for us to pay that homage and push forward… Terp Nation, here we come.”

The Terrapins aren’t the only ones excited about the change. College football fans everywhere are rejoicing on social media.

One person wrote, “Maryland made the right call by making these the official uniforms.” Someone else said, “The weird Maryland state flag era is over.”

Gone but not forgetten.

Hopefully, the Terps stick with this look for the foreseeable future.