October 14th, 2010 at 7:33 PM ^

This is why I was never particularly worried about what Nike would do to our uniforms had we not receive the Godfather offer from Adidas.  We had the ability to say no, and I'm pretty certain that we'd have done so.


October 14th, 2010 at 7:36 PM ^

ridiculous for PSU.  PSU uni are traditional and looks good.  You don't mess with traditions.  I'm sure that PSU administrator realize this(at least I hope they do).


October 14th, 2010 at 7:42 PM ^

So they wanted to turn one of the more recognizeable looks in the country into . . . a BYU clone? 

Incidentally, if these Pro Combat jerseys are indeed more technologically advanced than the old ones, why do teams only wear them one week a year? 


October 14th, 2010 at 7:43 PM ^

I am glad to see that there are still traditional schools not messing around with these new alternates.  I think that they take away from the programs tradition and just show that the schools are willing to try anything to gain extra revenue.

What schools (outside of Michigan, Penn State, and Bama) do you think would never mess with these new concept style jerseys?

M Fanfare

October 14th, 2010 at 7:51 PM ^

Actually, Bama is wearing Pro Combats this year. Theirs are pretty tame compared to most of them, but they will have a houndstooth motif on the numbers and on the shirts worn under the uniform. Not earth-shattering, but they are willing to go to a certain point.


October 14th, 2010 at 7:55 PM ^

For one game and one game only to rock maize unis with white pants...maybe donate the proceeds of the jersey sales to the livestrong foundation or something.


October 14th, 2010 at 7:58 PM ^

Making Penn State's helmet blue is like inverting the colors of the winged helmet - maize helmet with blue stripes.  It just seems, well, wrong.

Harvest Wain

October 14th, 2010 at 8:05 PM ^

It would be damn near impossible to beat PSU's current uni design, but you'd think nike's best and brightest could come up with something better than that.  Bizarre.


October 14th, 2010 at 8:20 PM ^

PSU is in my top 5 jerseys of all time. I am glad they did not do this.

In case you were curious, my top 5.

Michigan, PSU, ND, Alabama, Texas (all white)


October 14th, 2010 at 9:12 PM ^

Those are not as good as the classic ND uniforms, but they do prove you can make something decent out of green & yellow--which makes utterly unbelievable the fact that Oregon still has those atrociously bad uniforms.


October 14th, 2010 at 8:44 PM ^

This wasn't in the article, but the rumor is that it was all set to happen until Nike mandated Paterno don circa 1988 Oakley Blades rather than the iconic coke bottles.


October 14th, 2010 at 9:26 PM ^

from a Penn State fan, but

A few years ago Penn State's AD had a group of representatives head out to Beaverton to meet with Nike reps to discuss the relationship and such. The topic of uniforms came up and Nike explained they had a scale of 1-10 for uniform flashiness and were using Oregon essentially as their Guinea pig to show what a "10" looks like.

The Nike official went on to explain that Penn State was a "1" on their scale almost seemingly expecting that Penn State would be embarrassed by this.

One of the main PSU representatives gave a pretty simple response (paraphrasing). "So, how do we become a zero?"