July 26, 2012
In the wake of all that’s transpired in the last eight plus months at Penn State, as the football program under new head coach Bill O’Brien moves forward with the 2012 season just over a month away, O’Brien has been hinting of changes to the long-standing vanilla white and blue uniforms, staples of the Joe Paterno era.
Surrounding the Big 10 pre-season football media
events this week in Chicago, O’Brien held an hour-long conference call with
parents of the players Tuesday night, and among the many topics of conversation,
down there near the bottom of the list was talk about the on-field appearance.
For the first time, O’Brien, according to the Reading Eagle, told parents that he’s consulting with Nike about a change in direction for the uniforms, a move away from the Paterno way of doing things, that may even include placing the player’s names on the uniforms, something that O’Brien said he was against when he was hired last winter, but obviously has had a change in thinking with what’s transpired since then.
"It might be easier said than done (for this season)," O’Brien told the newspaper. "I'm not sure we can get it done this year."
Penn State with names on the back of the uniforms? Wow, that would be a sight to see.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What color cap did the then Florida Marlins wear in their first-ever game in 1993? Answer on Friday.
Wednesday’s Answer: The 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars added a black jersey to their wardrobe of white on the road and teal at home. The Eagles added a black jersey in 2003, the Ravens in ’04, the Lions in 2005, and the Cardinals in 2010.