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Austin R. Vaughn | NCAA.com | September 10, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1994-1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers

  The Minnesota football team wore these uniforms from 1994-1995.

Welcome back, sports fans, to Throwback Thursday, a time to look upon our past with equal parts nostalgia, pride and a healthy dose of shame. For as casual style goes through awkward changes and redesigns so do football uniforms and logos.

For #tbt Week 2 we take a look at the 1994-1995 Minnesota Golden Gophers.

In 1994, the Gophers had some difficulties on the gridiron and a new-ish coach, Jim Wacker, who was entering his third season in Minneapolis. So, it would be understandable that Wacker and Co. wanted to rebrand a little, the look-good-feel-good-play-good mentality. Not to mention, they were fresh off a 28-21 upset of No. 15 Wisconsin in 1993, and the Gopher faithful were probably hoping that was a sign of good things to come. It would be good to have a new look to usher in this new era of Minnesota football, they surely thought.

Sadly, the look didn’t come out great. The branded Ms on the chest, which were oddly connected, wasn’t exactly an iconic redesign.

The play on the field didn’t benefit from the change either. Between 1994-1995, the Gophers were outscored by their opponents 716-528.

We all make mistakes when we’re younger, and looking back on those mistakes helps us grow.

So, Jerry Kill, if you see this, please don’t put giant Ms on the front of the jerseys. You’ll thank me later.

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