Posted July 3rd, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Top Uniforms: #4 USC Trojans

4. Southern Cal Trojans

Probably the ugliest best uniform out there. Despite not really being particularly nice to look at (in my opinion), there’s just something right about them. If you saw a high school team with those wide yellow shoulder stripes on the jersey or the double stripe on the pants you’d think they were ugly but [tag]Southern Cal[/tag] somehow pulls it off.

The cardinal red and gold colors are classics as is the Trojan emblem on the sides of the helmet. Not many sports teams can pull off yellow pants, if you’re not careful you end up looking like Iowa State. They’ve managed to tweak and change a few things in the last few years, namely the number design and jersey cut, without messing with tradition.

They’re not pretty but they’re perfect and I’m not sure why.

Check back Monday for our third favorite college football uniform.

College football’s best uniforms
  1. Texas
  2. Michigan
  3. Florida State
  4. Southern Cal
  5. Notre Dame
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  1. reply to  #1


    Really? I thinks USC’s uniforms might be the fourth ugliest uniforms in college football.

  2. reply to  #2

    Mike C.

    I like the colors but hate the helmets. The trojan symbol looks ****** and old. I actually like the picture in this post better since the helmets are blank on the sides.

    Where are the Horns going to fall on your list?

  3. reply to  #3

    Hook'em Horns

    Wow seriously their uniform is not the best looking uniforms I think they could have put some other team up there.

  4. reply to  #4


    Be sure to note I’m counting down college football’s best uniforms, not the best looking uniforms. I freely admit their uni’s aren’t pretty, there is just something about them that makes them cool.

  5. reply to  #5

    Mike S

    How about a USC Iowa State match-up to determine who can who wears the real yellow pants in college football.
    Anyway, I think it’s suppose to be gold and cardinal red.

  6. reply to  #6


    Ha. I’m relatively sure that even with the mighty Gene Chizik coaching Iowa State would get handled pretty easily.

  7. reply to  #7


    Without doubt the Texas Longhorn uni is one of the most hidious in college football. I find it amusing that you proclaim your own uni as tops.

  8. reply to  #8


    Um Ken, pretty much every best uniform list has Texas, Michigan, and Notre Dame at the top of the list. Including Sports Illustrated who put Texas number one in the last year.

    I actually have USC much higher than most people so I don’t know why you’re complaining. SI has them at number 9.

    And you spelled hideous wrong. Nice try though.

  9. reply to  #9


    I will argue on the Florida St. uniforms because they have gotten decidedly worse over the years. They could have been supplanted by some one like Alabama. Being a Southern California man, I of course am partial to them. I laud SC for going back to the more traditional look with the single wide shoulder band and the grey face masks. As long as they keep Nike away from their uniforms (sorry Oregon) they will always be classic.
    Texas’ road uniforms are classic. There is only so much burnt orange a person from outside the Republic of Texas can take, so I don’t like the home uniforms. I think they should be like the Dallas Cowboys and wear whites at home.
    Best uniforms left off the list: Penn State and Alabama.

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  11. reply to  #11


    Who cares if I spelled hideous wrong your uniforms are pathetic. A big old cow head on your helmet.

  12. reply to  #12


    After a USC/IaSt game Iowa States yellow pants would become $#k7 brindle brown.

  13. reply to  #13


    How could you not include OU? Crimson beats scorched orange everytime!

  14. reply to  #14


    I’ve never seen anyone put Oklahoma’s uniforms near the top. If you like crimson then you put Alabama’s uniforms on the list not the Sooners. Alabama and Penn State are just outside my top 5.

  15. reply to  #15

    Hook'em Horns

    Ken, the logo on our helmet is not a big old cow head. It is a Longhorn (there is a difference). And I like FSU’s uniforms, especially their black one. UT needs to get a black uniform. They could pull it off.

  16. reply to  #16


    I was in NYC a couple of years ago, while walking around Manhattan I saw a group of younger people, many of whom were wearing Longhorn T-shirts and hats. I asked one of them where in Texas they were from. He said, “We’re from Michigan.”

  17. reply to  #17


    The Auburn home uniforms should be high on the list. Nice colors.

  18. reply to  #18

    Dill Weed

    I go for helmet design, the color scheme. and a classic-modern look. I don’t know what’s the big deal w/ the yellow pants when the Pittsburg Steelers and LSU wear them. In fact, the Trojans’ color scheme is the same as the Gryffindor’s of Harry Potter or the old Soviet Union. Notice that Harry’s team never lost and the fact that the United States men’s basketball team HAS NEVER BEATEN THE SOVIETS, LOL. Anyway, to get back on the subject, here’s my list:

    1. Michigan
    2. Notre Dame
    3. Penn State
    4. USC
    5. Alabama
    6 Coloroado
    7. Miami
    8. Oklahoma
    9. Nebraska
    10. Hawaii

    suck on dat bitches

  19. reply to  #19


    I to like helmet design and color scheme’s. I’m an artist and like to design,draw college football logo’s for fun and not taking anything away from the fun of it all there are some pretty cool helmet/logo’s and uniform’s. I’m also into not trying to look like all other college football team’s and what I mean by that is be unique. You may have the same team name but that doesn’t mean you have to have the same team logo design. I thought North Carolina State had a very unique logo design til they went and changed it, now they (NCS) look’s more like Stanford just to give you an idea. When folk’s try and put together their own top 10 list of best college football’s uniform/helmet’s and logo’s, some of the better team’s get past over b/c of lack of design. Though, giving this school’s originality , I do think that the University of Alabama should be at least amoung ever top 10 list and team’s such as these. B/c of their uniqueness, staying w/tradition and honoring the past all the while representing the present and future and continuing to add to that tradition. And that uniform represent’s every player whom ever wore it weather they were great player’s or hear say…. amoungest other great program’s such as this one. Setting aside me being an Alabama fan, even if I wasn’t, I would definitely put U of A in my top 10 list of best college football’s uniform/helmet’s and logo’s of all time, Helmet’s like these are becoming harder in harder to find through out college football and I for one I’m very proud to be apart of a program like this one n have a uniform and helmet w/so much tradition behind it. Not to mention all the many Alabama fan’s that are very passionate about their college football and team and are some of the best through out the sport! “Roll Tide!”

  20. reply to  #20


    Both LSU and Florida should be on this list. LSUs helmet is one of the best and most traditional uniforms in football. Florida color scheme is awesome.

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