(CBS SF) – The University of Oregon is getting attention for the intimidating look the football team plans to roll out for the NCAA Championship Game next week. But in order to accomplish the look, they’ve had to drop the Green and yellow color scheme that the team is famous for. Here is a look…

In the years since the Donald Duck logo flew off the uniform, Nike has tweaked the team’s look more than Dr. Frankenstein adjusted the neck bolt on his creature. While the new look is cool, some other incarnations have been less flattering. Here’s a review of some of the most odd color combinations:

Back in 1995, Oregon was still sporting the classic look, but Donald duck would leave the sleeve within a short time latter, ushering in the Nike experimental uniform era.

Quarterback Danny O''Neil of the Oregon Ducks prepares to pass the football during the Rose Bowl game against the Penn State Nittany Lions in Pasadena, California. Penn State won the game 39-20. (Stephen Dunn /Allsport)

Quarterback Danny O”Neil prepares to pass during the 1995 Rose Bowl game against. (Stephen Dunn /Allsport)

Things started going downhill when the Ducks started wearing shoulder pads that made them look like they had just been run over by a semi. Thankfully they eventually switched it up to the steel wings look.

Running back Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Oregon Ducks rushes against Robert James #29 of the Arizona State Sun Devils at Autzen Stadium on November 3, 2007 in Eugene, Oregon. The Ducks defeated the Sun Devils 35-23. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Running back Jonathan Stewart seen in 2007. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Defensive tackle Simi Toeaina #50 of the Oregon Ducks during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona. The Ducks defeated the Wildcats 44-41 in second overtime. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Defensive tackle Simi Toeaina seen in 2009. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

But dropping the green and gold for black and white? The average prison uniform looks more intimidating.

LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball against Donavan Carter #9 of the UCLA Bruins on October 21, 2010 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

LaMichael James in 2010. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

So then they brought the yellow back. At least I think that Jersey is yellow. Or is that the green?

LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball against Donavan Carter #9 of the UCLA Bruins on October 21, 2010 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Ok, that’s yellow. They’ve got one of the colors back for sure, but where exactly is the green?

Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks has some words with his offensive unit during a time out in the second quarter of the game against the Portland State Vikings at Autzen Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won the game 69-0. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Former head coach Chip Kelly talks to the team in 2010. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Gah, Nike. It’s not that hard. The team colors are Green and Yellow. Period.

Defensive tackle Ricky Heimuli #90 of the Oregon Ducks kneels over running back Bishop Sankey #25 of the Washington Huskies during the fourth quarter of the game on October 6, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won the game 52-21. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Defensive tackle Ricky Heimuli in 2012. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Ok, that’s better, I guess. It seemed like Nike was cluing in to the proper color scheme at this point.

Safety Erick Dargan #4 of the Oregon Ducks looks to the sidelines during the spring game at Autzen Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Safety Erick Dargan seen earlier this year. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Guh, what is that? Why would you make another human wear that?

Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks greets a teammate before the game against the Washington Huskies at Autzen Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks greets a teammate before the game against the Washington Huskies. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Ok, back to the classic look this year, I like it. Oh wait, then came the ‘Tron’ remake look…

Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks looks to pass against the Texas Longhorns during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 30, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ok, we’ll settle for the grey and white for the Championship game. At least they’ll look better than the fans.

Oregon Ducks fans look upset during their loss to the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oregon Ducks fans. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Comments (2)
  1. ElkTracker says:

    If your school created the largest sports monopoly in the world you could do what you wanted with uniforms and color variations too…obviously the most talented players in the country like their style – just saying

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