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A lot of players have made a habit of wearing orange and black during games.
So it’s no surprise that a few teams have adopted their colors in honor of the National Anthem, and this week, Auburn, Notre Dame and Miami made their own, with the former joining Alabama and Clemson in a pair of “Uncle Sam” hats.
“We’re honoring those who served and sacrificed to keep our country safe,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.
“I believe in our country and I believe in the flag and the American flag.
It’s just a little more personal.
It feels right.”
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly added that the “Unleash the National Guard” hats will be part of the uniform during the game against Notre Dame on Nov. 2.
“It’s something we’re going to wear to the game, but it’s not part of our uniforms,” Kelly said.
Auburn coach Kirby Smart said the team would use the uniforms during the anthem in honor the soldiers who died.
“They’ve sacrificed for us and they’re our brothers and sisters, and they should be allowed to wear the uniform of our nation and wear the helmet of our country,” Smart said.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney wore his Uncle Sam hat during the team’s win over Georgia Tech last week, as well as his “Make America Great Again” hat during that game.
Notre Dame’s Jimmie Giles said his team would wear its “Uniform of the American Flag” to the start of the game.
“I just wanted to take a moment and just say that, if we win this game, that we are going to be wearing our national flag on the sidelines,” Giles said.
“The flag of our land.
And we’re gonna honor those who sacrificed to make it possible for us to be here,” Clemson coach DaeSean Hamilton said.
Miami’s Joe Philbin, who wore his “Unicorns” hat, said he also was going to participate.
“This country was built on the principles of liberty, equality and freedom and we are all here to honor those principles,” Philbin said.