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Here is a timeline of Gopher jersey history. You fight out which set is best in the comments.

Bobby Cox
Bobby Cox

1889-1909 First jerseys, obviously the players themselves are very FTW, and you'll notice not everyone has a jersey. In 1890 everyone was on board with the " U M" button ups. This style would go on until about 1910.

1910-1920 The team went black for black's sake. And you thought black jerseys were a new trend?

1927-1933 the Gophers wore paneled jerseys. Below is Herb Joesting looking like a hunk.

1934! The Gophers turned golden. Bierman wanted jerseys that would blend in with the ball when the Minnesota players were on offense. (Yes this photo is of Bruce Smith who didn't play until the 1940s, but I don't have a color photo from the 1930s).

1949 Minnesota started going with maroon jerseys as the dominant color.

Also around this time the team started wearing helmets.

1954-1959 these are the best jerseys, ever in my humble opinion. The jerseys stayed much the same throughout the 1960s with the minor addition of player numbers on the helmets.

1968-1971 The Gophers go full on LSU.

1972-1976 things start to get a more modern look.

1977-1983 shoutout to the brief appearance of stars on Minnesota helmets.

1984-1991 These are the first jerseys I remember.

1992-1995 I CHANGE MY MIND THESE ARE DA GOD OF JERSEYS

1996-1998 Uniforms by Champion are always for the loss.

1999-2007 These are strangely classic.

2008-2011. GET.YOUR.CHILI.HOT.

2012-Present, this is the most current photo I will ever post.