Jerseys for Ohio State game

Submitted by littlebrownjug on November 22nd, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Has there been any talk about both teams wearing their home uniforms for the Michigan-Ohio State game? The NCAA made this legal last year, so long as both uniforms do not look too much like each other, and I think it would be great for the rivarly.

Just curious.

Comments

squints02

November 22nd, 2010 at 12:33 PM ^

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mGrowOld

November 22nd, 2010 at 12:45 PM ^

I still wish we'd bust out the retro "all-white" uni's again for a game.  What most people don't remember (and you have to north of 50 like me to remember) is that until 1976 we did not wear yellow pants on the road every game.  We frequently went all white with yellow piping.  I know i'm in the minority here but I think they looked good.

rtyler

November 22nd, 2010 at 5:46 PM ^

Which means they must've been pretty bad because players usually go apeshit for that type of stuff. The Nike pants have a titanium buckle "to save weight" because they know it is a wow feature. It's all marketing fluff and I'm glad our players don't use it if it doesn't work.

 

btw, duh I know titanium is lighter than steel or whatever they're currently using in those buckles.  What I mean is that the weight savings you get from the switch is going to be negligible on something the size of a person.  "Sykes!  I need you to hit the gym and lose 0.5 grams before the game on Saturday!" Besides, aren't there lots of players that want to weigh more to be more difficult to tackle? It seems like weight savings in football equipment could be a double-edged sword.

mGrowOld

November 22nd, 2010 at 1:50 PM ^

Obviously not everyone thinks they "look horrible" as a lot of schools wear all whites when on the road. 

1. I want to keep RR

2. I want to lose Gerg

3. I want us to wear all white uni's to one road game a year.

I realize I'm in the minority on this one but two out of three ain't bad.

The Baughz

November 22nd, 2010 at 2:15 PM ^

I feel the same way. I feel especially strong about ideas 1 and 2. All white uniforms would be great, too, but dont see that happening. I would love maybe an all maize or all blue uniform against ND next year under the lights as well. I know some people dont feel too strongly about the all maize, which is fine, this is just my opinion. Bottom line is, I could really give a shit less about which uniforms we wear as long as we win. Im so sick of losing to osu. I live in western Pa where there are Buckeye fans everywhere. My roommates and close friends all like osu. Its been a long 7 years as Im sure it has been for all of you guys too.

azblue55

November 22nd, 2010 at 1:26 PM ^

The team hated the retros that addidas made for Um this year. Too tight around the neck and didn't fit right. Addidas cannot get American football right!

Don

November 22nd, 2010 at 1:52 PM ^

and that's exactly where they should stay, too.

I hope for RR's sake that he never gets any silly ideas about maize road jerseys.

deshawn swimms

November 22nd, 2010 at 3:05 PM ^

They changed it a few years back: 

http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/rules/fielddiagrams/football.pdf (pg 14)

 

If the home team wears colored jerseys, the visiting team may also wear colored jerseys, if and only if the following conditions have been satisfied:
(a) The home team has agreed in writing prior to the game; and
 
(b) The conference of the home team certifies that the jersey of the visiting team is of a contrasting color.

JeepinBen

November 22nd, 2010 at 3:10 PM ^

this changed within the last couple of years. USC/UCLA wanted to go back to a red on blue game and did a couple years ago - penalty was a lost time out, and the other team took one too, after this, the NCAA changed the rule so that you could have games without one team wearing white.

The original one-team-must-wear-white rule was for black and white TVs, so they don't really care about it anymore