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Reactions vary to new USF football uniforms

The school unveiled an all-forest green version of the new uniforms on its official football Twitter account Sunday
OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 
USF head football coach Charlie Strong talks to the media during a press conference at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
OCTAVIO JONES | Times USF head football coach Charlie Strong talks to the media during a press conference at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Published Jul. 22, 2018

Public sentiment remained mixed late Sunday afternoon on the new USF football uniforms unveiled earlier in the day.

A brief video of Bulls TE Mitch Wilcox modeling an all-forest green version of the uniforms was released on the football program's official Twitter account shortly after noon.

SOUTH FLORIDA is emblazoned in gold letters across the chest, above gold numbers. The American Athletic Conference and Adidas logos also appear on the front of the jersey. The school's "U" logo (with bull horns) is embedded on the shoulders.

The helmet modeled by Wilcox is gold. On the pants, BULLS is etched vertically along the outer thigh.

As of 4 p.m., a Tampa Bay Times-based Twitter poll on the uniforms had attracted more than 500 responses, with 38 percent indicating they "Love 'em" and another 38 voting to "Let 'em grow on me." Twenty-four percent voted to "Leave 'em."

The fresh digs coincide with USF's new eight-year apparel deal with Adidas, which began July 1. Other color patterns are sure to follow.

USF opens its season Sept. 1 at home against Elon.