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Huskers Announce New Blackshirt Alternate in Creepiest Way Possible

October 14, 2020

It’s spooky season, folks. And what better way to kick off the spookiest season of the year than with a two-minute horror trailer to accompany a new Blackshirts alternate uniform?

What we know from the clip is that this alternate is an “away” version of the previous black alternate designed in honor of the Blackshirts. The new alternate features a white top with black numbers, black pants and a skull and crossbones on the shoulder pads.

Coach Scott Frost has been a fan of the Blackshirt alternates for some time. He even went as far as to say he’d like to see a home and an away version when the original all-black versions were announced.

“Honestly, I’ve been thinking about this a long time, way before I was the coach at Nebraska,” Frost said previously. “I’ve seen a lot of alternate uniforms at Nebraska, but I haven’t seen one specifically for the Blackshirts.

“I think I can spill the beans, I think by next year hopefully we have a home and away version of this. Down the road I’d like to see it be a tradition that if the defense has a great game and holds an opponent under so many points then they earn the right to wear Blackshirts the next week. I think that would be another source of pride for our defense. We probably won’t start that this year. I just want to get the uniforms broken in and make sure the kids like them, but I’d like to see that happen next year.”

It’s unclear when the new Blackshirt-inspired away alternates will be officially worn by the team, but Husker fans will be able to purchase their own starting Monday, Oct. 26. Creepy clowns not included. Presumably.

Until then, maybe don’t watch the trailer before you go to bed. Or do, if spooky is your thing.

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