|Onterio McCalebb wore #22 for the 2011 Samford game in honor of T'Sharvan Bell, who was injured the week before.|
Samford keeps it pretty simple, with only two jerseys and two pairs of pants, each consisting of a blue and a white version. According to a quick Google search, Samford also had a red jersey option available when they were with Russell, but it doesn't seem that they've worn a red top since the switch to Nike. As far as I can tell, Samford only pairs their blue pants with their blue jerseys (or at least they did when with Russell). They, thankfully, don't wear the white jerseys with blue pants. It wouldn't be an awful combination, but those all whites are a wonderful look. Would hate to see that tarnished.
Back in 2011, Samford played a game on September 10th, and decided to use that game to celebrate "Heroes' Day". As far as military appreciation or similar games go, this one seemed to be done well, especially with the uniform changes. According to this Samford Crimson article, the original plans for Heroes' Day changed after the April 27th tornado outbreak throughout Alabama. In an attempt to honor America as well as those affected by the tornadoes, Samford pulled out one of the coolest memorial decals I've seen. Yea, it's simple. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
As far as the match-up with Auburn, uni-wise, goes, I wouldn't expect it to be any different than the 2011 game. Auburn in the traditional white-blue-white and Samford in their blue-white-white.
If anything else, it'll be a good night to welcome home an Auburn legend.