DonAZ

August 23rd, 2013 at 6:48 PM ^

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.

Moleskyn

August 23rd, 2013 at 10:22 PM ^

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.

yossarians tree

August 23rd, 2013 at 11:44 PM ^

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.

Come On Down

August 23rd, 2013 at 6:48 PM ^

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.

Wolverines Dominate

August 23rd, 2013 at 6:58 PM ^

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.

LSAClassOf2000

August 23rd, 2013 at 7:53 PM ^

"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."