Hurricanes wear ‘The Smoke’ uniforms vs. Virginia Tech

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A big-time matchup requires flashy gear.

The 11th-ranked Miami Hurricanes ran onto the field for pregame drills in a special uniform called “The Smoke” for Saturday night’s homecoming game with Virginia Tech at Sun Life Stadium.

According to a University of Miami release, “The Smoke” uniforms features an anthracite jersey (gray) top and a Hydrographics designed helmet with grey smoke accents rising from the back base of the helmet that represents the Miami Hurricanes’ tradition of “running through the smoke” prior to every home game.

The helmet is white matte with a gray smoke pattern around the back and is highlighted by chrome U decals and a metal gray facemask.

Each jersey has “Deserve Victory” embroidered in the back neck yoke. Instead of each player’s last name on the back, “Hurricanes” is in its place.

In November 2010 the Hurricanes wore all-orange Nike Pro Combat uniforms and green helmets in their 31-17 home loss to the Hokies.