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Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech: Return of the platinum

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You knew they were coming sooner or later

Notre Dame v Syracuse Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

I wondered aloud if the platinum uniforms would rear their ugly heads at some point this season and the universe finally obliged. The Syracuse Orange will wear the platz when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies today in the Carrier Dome.

“Icy alternates?” The only way that looks icy is if you’re using ice that’s been sitting in the bottom of a Calgary ore quarry for a week.

For those keeping track of such things involving the current uniform set, Syracuse is 5-15 in the orange helmets, 0-1 in the platinum jerseys and 0-2 in the platinum pants. SU has worn this combo once before, against Notre Dame in MetLife two years ago. They lost.

Virginia Tech, meanwhile, is going to be wearing an all-white uniform

So when you think of Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech, think platinum and white.

At the end of the day, a lot of the players like the platinum uniforms so whatever. But, still...there are so many awesome uniform and color combinations that you could make for Syracuse and still maintain orange, or at least blue. Let’s focus on that.