When Maryland debuted their "Maryland Pride" uniform on a Labor Day game against Miami during a national TV broadcast on ESPN, the school was officially entering a new era with their official outfitter, Under Armour. Gone were the script "Terps" helmets and somewhat tame red and white uniform combination, replaced with a variety of options focused around the state of Maryland's beloved flag.
Since the 2011 season, Maryland has worn a total of 24 different uniform combinations. At least, I think it's 25. There could definitely be some I've missed, but after going through photos of each game since 2011, 25 was the number I came up with but if you find one I've missed, please tell us in the comments. It was very interesting to go back and see just how many uniforms Maryland has worn over the past four seasons, what ones have remained and how the overall style has evolved into what we saw last season.
In ranking the uniforms, I tried to base it on how "Maryland" the uniform was, meaning if someone saw the uniform, could they easily identify it as Maryland without seeing the letters across the front. Additionally, I considered how well the uniform blended together and whether it became a uniform that was used on a regular basis. And based on all of that, I give you the Testudo Times uniform rankings of the Randy Edsall era.
#25 - Black helmet, white jersey, yellow pants
Maryland used this combination against N.C. State in 2011, which I believe is the only time it made an appearance. While I personally love the all gold basketball uniforms, this combo with the yellow pants and white jersey just didn't seem to mesh well together. Maryland looks too similar to Iowa or even the Steelers for my liking.
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#24 - Black helmet, black jersey, yellow pants.
Again, I just don't think these three combos blended well together, but at least the shoulders have some red to make the look more Maryland.
Very similar to #16, but I think the helmet makes this version a little better.