Can anyone honestly not say he's making a fool of himself?
Urbz gonna Urbz: No blue allowed at Ohio
We don't allow red. What's the difference apart from he's a copycat?
You're wasting your time, don't even try
Does Brady Hoke explicitly disallow red? Or simply not wear it himself?
Serious question. Because my understanding is he doesn't wear red himself, but there's no prohibition on others having a dash of red.
Bottom line -- meh, whatever. It's all just PR. I doubt Meyer really cares. But this gets press, and press is worth money as boosters donate more because of things like this. It's all part of the process.
No joke I was asked to remove my red tshirt at the 2011 coach's clinic. A student manager came up to me with a Michigan tshirt and asked me to change.
So...free shirt? I'm cool with that.
but I haven't heard of that policy. I thought it was Hoke's personal choice.
More important, why were you wearing a red shirt??!
I thought prostitution brought home more bread than that...
Gardner's and Morris's practice jerseys are orange (normally they'd be red). I believe there was an article a few months back about us getting those from Oregon State.
If true, then I'd say Hoke takes it beyond just a personal preference. Not there's anything wrong with it, or with Meyer not allowing blue. I like it, personally, I think it's bringing back some of the choppiness to the rivalry. I want to see some guys get into it like Woodson/Boston in 97. Seeing those guys go at it was fun, you knew they took a lot of pride in their respective schools, and who they represented.
I have never heard that Michigan tells outsiders like NFL scouts that they are not allowed to wear red. If that is the case I think that's dumb on our side too. And yes, he looks like a copycat, and this isn't the first time you could say that about him.
We don't allow red. What's the difference apart from he's a copycat?
That's the point right there. It was original when Hoke did it. Meyer should come up with his own ideas.
It is becoming institutionalized. Witness, just today I played U of M golf course and the starter went out of his way to explain to us that the forward tees (for women and juniors) are no longer red. Instead they are maize. Championship are black, then there are blues, whites, and maize. This is deliberately in line with Brady's no red policy.
As an aside, the course was in beautiful shape, the weather perfect, and from the top of the course at the 10th green you could distincly hear the sounds of a spirited Wolverine football practice. A great day in A2.
Wow, some great imagery for a Friday night. Also very much looking forward to your stories when the time comes closer, on a bit of a private note.
Still on course? Great! You can contact me any time when you are ready to get fired up for this adventure. All best.
Who cares what they do down in that dump? Try stopping Brady from marching down there in his Michigan best.
Meyer is obviously supporting Hernandez and the Bristol Bloods.
gangsters u might as well make them wear your colors only. Orange prison suits and red only in cbus.
Maybe they should change from scarlet and gray to orange and more orange...
On the first day NFL scouts were allowed to observe Ohio State's practice this month, at least two were wearing blue. And at some point during their time in Ohio State's facility, Meyer's message about what not to wear was passed along through Ohio State and staffers and even involved some players yelling to the scouts that blue was not welcome.
If I were an OSU player I don't think I would be yelling at NFL scouts...All in all though this seems like harmless rivalry fun.
Nice job moron, you banned jeans. One of the most common articles of clothing.
Or in the case of people in ohio, no more jorts. GASP!
They'll just wear Zubaz instead.
I want to +1 you so bad right now!
I wonder what else you want to do to him.
I can see the headline now, "Neil Diamond Forced to Sing 'Forever in Red Jeans' at Ohio Stadium Concert."
...when does it start again?
What will they do when UM goes to Cbus and leaves them black and blue?
Let me get this straight. Players yelled at NFL scouts? What if the team scouting you...has blue in their NFL teams colors?
I can't stop laughing.
that's what it is. we should buy red toilet paper for the away teams bathrooms BTW.
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you'd better get right on it.
Sorry it isn't red, but I think it will do.
Today has led to a nice segway into my post later on about how Indiana is wearing shirts during fall camp.
Like one of those electric scooter things?
Don't call him "Urbz" because that is beyond lame. Don't obsess over "Urbz" because that is beyond lame. Don't post countless threads about a guy no one on this blog gives a crap about because that is beyond lame.
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and the players joined in yelling at them about wearing blue? That's like yelling at the person evaluating you for a pay raise or promotion at work.
You don't think the scouts took it in good spirits? Being able to make your interviewer laugh is a useful skill.
Did you read their quotes? They did not take it real well.
When they actually made them change clothes, instead of just joking about it, they probably crossed the line into "belligerent".
Like I said, making your interviewer laugh is a good skill. Pissing him off is not.
And Brady Hoke doesn't wear red. Who gives a shit?
He's a blood! Have him arrested
Almost artificial hate. Probably is.. Robotic.
Robourbz gonna get ya
"With Ohio State rolling and entering the 2013 season at No. 2, it's Meyer's world. Those who visit don't necessarily have to pay rent, but they apparently do need to be careful with their wardrobe choices. "
To be sure, it's probably just rivalry fun taken to more zealous level than it should have been given the company, but I think this calls for someone showing up at an OSU practice with a simple white or gray t-shirt that has on it, in blue lettering, "This shirt is not blue."
Urban is pissing off NFL Scouts. That's another reason to not be a Buckeye
He doesn't allow blue. Hoke doesn't allow red. I wouldn't have it any other way with both of these guys.
Nothing to see here.
It is pretty stupid that BH and most of the fan base now refer to them as Ohio.
Most of us are well aware that it is not a very good school, and a lot of dirty shit tends to go down over there... don't really know what the nickname adds
I dislike/hate OSU as much as anyone else here, but we have our weirdness about it as well.
...to OSU's own radio announcer, back in the 60s and 70s, referring to the school as "Ohio"? "Wisconsin has the ball, first and ten on the Ohio 42." That was standard usage back then.
I'm not sure when this changed but I'm pretty sure this was still common when I left the state in the early 80s. Maybe it had something to do with the whole Ohio U./OHIO legal scuffle.
Are you actually trying to say that Brady Hoke, and a vast majority of Michigan fans, are calling OSU Ohio because OSU was sometimes referred to as Ohio in the 60's and 70's by the radio announcer, or because OSU occasionally was referred to as Ohio in the early 80's?
If so.... you be crazy man... you be crazy.
If not, than what's your point?
I can't speak for anyone else, but I get a good laugh every time I use "Ohio" to one of my Bucknut relatives who, 20 or 30 years ago, used the term themselves routinely for the school but now bristle as if it's some sort of vulgar insult.
Hoke's about my age and like me he grew up a Michigan fan in Ohio. Maybe he feels the same way, maybe not. Either way, the fact that the name of the state is seen as insulting is good ironic fun, isn't it?
Remember where he grew up... And no, I don't hold that against him one bit, not his fault where he was born.
It is a nice counter to them calling themselves "THE" Ohio State University.
Red? It's just a color...
This blue thing, calling us "That Team Up North", etc. None of it feels authentic
Going with the recent meme for today, he's trying to hard. Everything feels forced and phony.
Is that they all start wearing red jeans.
Its all stupidity.
How does he feel about maize?
he like the old maize..he hates the new highlighter yellow
As has been shared on the boad numerous times since Hoke was hired, there are numerous examples of Ohio State using the "Ohio" terminology.
1st & foremost is script Ohio, not script Ohio State. The scoreboatds that read Ohio, not Ohio State, etc.
If I was a recruit or his parents, I would be extermely concerned with Urban Meyer risking alienating even one NFL scout. One scout's report about attitude can make or cost an athlete millions of dollars over his rookie contract. I am not saying it happens on a regular basis, or even that it will, but is it worth the risk to attend a school that could sabotage one's earning power?
He does know about the Columbus Blue Jackets right?