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Notre Dame Football: 17 for ‘17 - The Irish Will Wear “Shamrock Series” Uniforms This Year

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Just because there isn’t a Shamrock Series game in 2017 doesn’t mean we won’t see offensive uniforms.

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In the weeks leading up to the kickoff with the Temple Owls on September 2nd, here at OFD we’ll be giving you 17 predictions for the 2017 season for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

No. 2: Alternate Uniforms Aren’t Going Anywhere

With the Campus Crossroads Project coming to an end this season, Notre Dame decided not to have a designated Shamrock Series game in 2017 because they wanted seven games in the newly renovated stadium. Now, you Notre Dame purists who hate the thought of FieldTurf or video boards probably thought no Shamrock Series meant that we wouldn’t be subjected to hideous and offensive uniforms. Not so fast, my friends; we aren’t that lucky.

According to someone close to the program, Notre Dame will wear alternate uniforms for one home game this season.

If you think about it, this is Notre Dame after all. They will find any way possible to generate extra revenue. Think about all of the extra gear they will be able to sell in the bookstore. Not to mention that they will also try and use it as a recruiting tool. It won’t be for a big game like USC or Georgia, but for a game like Wake Forest, NC State or Navy.

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We all thought we would be lucky this season and not have to see the Irish run out of the tunnel in objectionable unis. But that won’t be the case.

Consider this one part prediction and one part rumor.