For as long as I can remember, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program was always about one thing—tradition. Believing that kids gave two shits about the Four Horsemen, legendary Knute Rockne speeches and the real-life Rudy, ND continuously got burned for being way-too-conservative Catholics.
That has all changed since head coach Brian Kelly came onboard, though, as he’s instilled his own touch on the program that has made it, dare I say, hip, to be a golden domer.
We saw that come out a couple of years ago when the Irish released an interesting uniform choice that broke away from their boring, yet classic, gold helmet, solid white/navy/green jersey and gold pants.
This year? Well, the Irish have really stepped up their thread game, coming in hard with an all-green combo that is on fucking fire.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 13, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsUnveiling their “Shamrock Series” uniforms for their Nov. 21 game against Boston College at Fenway Park, the Irish honored the most famous baseball stadium in the country by paying tribute to the Green Monster in left field.
With a few unique pieces to keep tradition—it’s Notre Dame, of course they had to do that—which include 11 hashes along the helmet and pants to represent the program’s 11 national titles, this might be the dopiest uniform in college football this season—so maybe I was too early on my new CFB uniform rankings piece from a few weeks ago.
And if you’re wondering what the players think of the new look, well:
Yeah, it looks like the Irish breaking their old habits is a good thing.