Much has been made over the last few days about what people think could be potential uniform changes for Penn State. Bill O’Brien made a comment about being in contact with Nike regarding some changes in the upcoming season.
“It’s a new era. Changes were made in 1966 probably. Changes are going to be made in 2012 as well. Jump on board. Support this team and support these players.”
My gut instinct is that the jerseys will have the names on them, at least for the opening game against Ohio. These players have been through a lot and the one who are sticking beside the Penn State football program and university through these sanctions deserve to be recognized. As a person who loves the traditional basic blues, I am 100% for this move.
But what else could be in store?
When Temple visits Penn State on September 22, the fans will participate in a “blueout”, wearing all blue in an effort to raise awareness for abused children. What if the football team participated, as well?
If the first time that Penn State changed their uniforms in 60 years was in an effort to help raise awareness for child abuse, would you protest that? This is another move that I think people should get behind. Not sure how the black shoes would play here…but they could figure something out.
What about on October 27th when Penn State hosts Ohio State for the night game whiteout? Penn State usually wears their home blues for those games but that could be a spot for a little uniform tweak, no? Imagine if the Nittany Lions came out of the tunnel to an audience clad in all-white while wearing these:
Nothing drastic, but enough to remind people that this is a new era of Penn State football. Also, the white on white would be visually appealing and if you’re going to break something out to pump the players up, why not do it against the Buckeyes?
Other teams have been able to use alternate uniforms as a recruiting tool in the past. Oregon is notorious for it and the small changes that Michigan has made in the last couple years have been very popular with the younger crowd. O’Brien and his staff are in a tough spot and they need to get creative when it comes to bringing in top recruits.
Plus, I still think we’re a few eras away from something drastic like this…
…but who knows!
“Penn State has taken a lot of punches over the last six months, and it’s time to punch back.”…”Get on board.”
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