What started out as a mere suggestion from ESPN “Uni Watch” columnist Paul Lukas on July 20 could in fact become a reality, resulting in a change to another Penn State football tradition.
An article published in the Reading Eagle on Wednesday recounted a meeting between Nittany Lions head coach Bill O’Brien and his players’ parents. O’Brien told the parents that he talked to Nike about changing Penn State’s jerseys, including putting players’ names on the back.
“It might be easier said than done (for this season),” O’Brien told the Eagle. “I’m not sure we can get it done this year.”
It’s another suggested step away from Penn State’s history and the stigma now associated with it. It won’t necessarily help win games, but at this stage every little thing counts.
However, we have a feeling that changing one of the most iconic uniforms in college football won’t go over very well in Happy Valley.