Notre Dame teased/announced last night that they would be wearing green jerseys for Senior Day, but the only images we had of green jerseys were the ones being sold on Fanatics. On Friday Notre Dame cleared some things up and showed the jerseys that the Irish will wear tomorrow to honors the seniors and they look absolutely fantastic.
Here are all of the views Notre Dame shared via Twitter today.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) November 9, 2018
The green Notre Dame is using is very similar to the “Green Monster” uniform the Irish wore in 2015 for the game in Fenway versus Boston College. The difference with these is the Irish will be wearing their traditional gold pants and the traditional helmets. It is going to be fun to see the whole uniform together because the jerseys themselves look fantastic.
It is going to be very hard for people to complain about these. I know some still will because they’d still also rather see Notre Dame use a fullback and play in leather helmets. The green really pops though and should make for a nice send off. If there were one concern I had it would be on the green jerseys on a green playing surface at night, but I am sure that is not going to be a big problem.
The seniors apparently really wanted to wear these for their final home game and given this senior class is very much responsible for the Irish rebound from 4-8 in 2016 to 19-3 over the last 22 games, I’d say they earned the opportunity to end their careers at home how they see fit. Notre Dame did the same in 2006 for that senior class that suffered through terrible seasons in 2003 and 2004 before going on a similar run their final two years.
Should the Irish win tomorrow, this senior class will have won 10 games in three of their last four seasons at Notre Dame. That’s not too bad considering there were just two 10 win seasons during the Davie, Willingham, and Weis regimes combined.
As long as Notre Dame doesn’t fumble more than normal like they did in the green jerseys they wore in 2002 for the Boston College game, these look like they will be a big hit.