I also don’t like the circle around the gator head. I understand that it has to be there to give the logo balance but because the orange is so bright in comparison to the blue and green, the circle and the tongue end up being more of the focal point than they probably should be. My eye is drawn first to the tongue and then I have to change my focus to see the gator. That reason alone makes this logo not work for me.
Enjoy it while you can because if the Nike website is any indication, they will join Arizona, Syracuse and previously reviewed Ohio State in wearing form fitting jerseys tops Lebron’s and these ones come complete with a hideous alligator pattern. Good lord, they are horrible! The other three teams wore their jerseys throughout the postseason but Florida has yet to premier their new design. Perhaps next season? I sure hope not.
I also find it interesting that there appears to be separate cheerleading squads for sporting events and for competitions. Makes perfect sense to me and I’m surprised that more squads don’t separate themselves this way.
Overall: Of the four Final Four competitors, I am the least impressed with Florida’s package. The logo does nothing for me, the jerseys might go Lebron next year, the mascots are stinky and frumpy and so are the cheerleaders (not really, just kidding, it just sounded good).