By Brian Murphy
Boise State will wear black uniforms for Saturday's game against UNLV (1:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network).
Boise State coach Chris Petersen was asked extensively about the uniforms during his weekly press conference with local media on Monday. Listen here to what Petersen had to say about the uniforms.
"Our guys enjoy it. This is hard work, these kids grind and work harder than more people year round, so whatever you can do to make it fun for them," Petersen said. "That’s one of the things."
Said safety Lee Hightower: "I liked that black a lot. I'm excited to wear them. ... You always want to look good when you’re playing."
But some fans have e-mailed me and contacted me on Twitter to express disgust with the uniforms. What seems to have fans the most upset is that Boise State is wearing "an Idaho Vandal color." Idaho wears black, though it is not one of their officially designated colors (those are silver and gold).
Some fans have even suggested they will boycott the fan "black out" for this reason.
Here is an example: "I WILL NOT WEAR IT ON A GAME DAY” as it is a VANDAL Color not ours! ... Where’s the respect due to the BRONCO FAITHFUL! I don’t remember a vote to change BSU Bronco colors. WE ARE “NOT” IDAHO VANDALS!! Our BSU Bronco colors are BLUE & ORANGE! We hope you are not saying we are attending a funeral at next weeks game & need to wear BLACK. WE WILL NOT WEAR IDAHO VANDAL COLORS to our game."
So what do you think? Do you like the uniforms? Will you wear black to the game?
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