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Ohio State Football: Hey Nike! Quit Messing With The Uniforms!

20 Sep 1997:  Linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action against the Arizona Wildcats during a game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.  Ohio State defeated Arizona 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport
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Chip MinnichCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2010

Late this afternoon, I received an e-mail from my friend Steve, who sent me this link and information that Ohio State would again be wearing special uniforms for the Michigan game on November 27th. He added, "I know you won't like this".

I replied very quickly ~ "You are right. I do not like it. At all."

What is it with Nike having Ohio State adjust their uniforms for THE GAME? Here are Ohio State's athletic director Gene Smith's words last season, when describing why Ohio State adjusted for the Michigan game in Ann Arbor...

"They offered us a chance to try a new uniform product featuring cutting-edge fabrics and technology; participation in the program also offered us a one-time opportunity to salute one of those great championship teams that have built the Ohio State football tradition."

- "Again, this is a one-time opportunity to honor a great championship team. We have no plans to make any changes to the traditional Buckeye uniform for the foreseeable future."

So Gene, what happened to the "one-time opportunity"? What happened to the "no plans to make any changes to the traditional Buckeye uniform"?


You know, kind of like the one that this guy who won the Heisman Trophy twice wore?!?

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