Ohio State Will Wear All White Rivalry Uniforms for Michigan Game

By Jason Priestas on November 18, 2013 at 1:33p
249 Comments
 
These are the uniforms Ohio State will wear against Michigan.

Ohio State will wear all white rivalry uniforms in the Michigan game, a source close to the team confirmed to Eleven Warriors.

The uniforms will feature the standard rivalry helmet the team has now worn in a few games, most recently against Penn State and Wisconsin this season, while featuring a white road jersey and matching white pants.

The "stormtrooper" look, as it has been referred to when other teams went with all-whites, most notably Texas A&M in 2012, and Oregon earlier this year, is a first for Ohio State.

This will be fourth time the Buckeyes will wear rivalry or alternate uniforms against the Wolverines, having first worn an alt set in 2009, then again in 2010 and 2012.

While a traditionalist set amongst the fanbase despises any changes to Ohio State's iconic uniform, the players, almost to a man, love wearing alternate uniforms.

Here's a mockup of the uniform in action, courtesy of our own Walt Keys:

A mockup of the alternate uniform on the field.

And here are additional photos of the uniform, via Ohio State [Update: Ohio State killed the gallery. Still waiting on official word, we guess.]:

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zbd's picture

Great choice.

Bugsyk's picture

--Only if Urban dresses in all black a la Darth Vader and the storm-troopers

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Wish they had the gray pants to match the normal uniforms, but I love this adaptation anyways. 

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

buck-I.8's picture

What about chrome pants? Is that possible? Maybe just aluminum foil?

One Bad Buckeye's picture

LOL!!! Only if we call them platinum.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

Seattle Linga's picture

That's classic - LOL

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Agree.  I think our normal road whites are the best road uni's in the land.  I also wish we would not wear alternate uniforms for THE game because that is a wider audience than usual and I want everyone to know the Buckeyes are on.
However, I like these uniforms.  It creates our own narrative of casting us in all white, aka the good guys.  Now it will look like a pack of angels has descended on the Big House to destroy it with fire and brimstone!  A punishment for their sins against our strength of schedule and for embarrassing themselves by bearing false witness in acting/thinking they were good.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of Wolverines. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the clueless media hacks through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know we are the Buckeyes when we lay our vengeance upon you.

Bolt's picture

ENGLISH, MOTHERF*CKER! DO YOU SPEAK IT?!

BeijingBucks's picture

 

 

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

"In the second year, the twelfth month of the reign of Urban I, there was weeping and gnashing of teeth as a great sorrow was visited upon the Northern Lands of the Philistines.
 It came about that the town known as "The Great Harlot" was filled with despair; the mighty warriors were no more, because in that day, the 30th day of the eleventh month, the messengers of righteousness arose from the Banks of the Olentangy and did visit a great destruction on the pagan temple of the Skunk Weasel..."
(1st Book of Brutus, 5th chapter, vv. 1-4)

Gametime's picture

^^^ That's just EPIC... Amen

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

willshire58's picture

Make the black stripes on the sleeves gray and I'm happy. I hope there are stripes on the pants.

MattyBeingMatty's picture

From the looks for Oregon's unis there are no stripes on the pants.  Dislike.

“Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world, I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick." -TP

IBleedSandG's picture

A look at the side of the pants.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

buckeyemanda's picture

Those stripes are handsome!

JLBNYC's picture

I would have liked some grey in those stripes but i do think the uniforms are sharp. And OSU is undefeated in alt unis, the kids like them, so im all for it! (i know that the team will be relieved to hear that I am in support!)
 

fear_the_nut70's picture

You say that like Gray is one of our team colors he says sarcastically.

741's picture

Oh my god you people with the "grey stripe on the sleeves" thing drive me nuts. 

JLBNYC's picture

while I do miss the grey stripes on the jerseys  - here, i'm simply saying that if you are going to remove the grey pants, it might have been nice to have a bit on the pant stripes so it doesnt look like a Louisville Cardinal uniform.

fear_the_nut70's picture

Why?  Is it too much to ask that our jerseys feature our team colors?  Do you not understand pride in the team colors?  The response I got before was "yeah but the pants are gray, so plenty of gray in the whole uniform."  Well, not in these.  I really don't understand why we drive you nuts.  Please elaborate.

Michael Citro's picture

[Sees white pants.] [Looks for "dislike" button to click.] [Doesn't find button.] [Gouges out eyes.]

RedStorm45's picture

When was the last time they wore pants that weren't predominantly gray/silver?

doodah_man's picture

Scarlet and.....????

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

ibuck's picture

All-White unis? Do Ohio State fans have a secret wish to cheer for Penn State?

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

acBuckeye's picture

I'm with Michael.

jedkat's picture

Am I the only one who thinks of a storm trooper, especially in the crotchal area?

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back, so I just ran him over"

~ Joey Bosa

buckeyemanda's picture

You're not saying that like it's a bad thing, right?

buckeyemanda's picture

Thank you, Reds. I knew someone, somewhere would have an image akin to this. Maybe we can replace the helmets, too?

Alhan's picture

Too much blue on that helmet. Replace it with grey and you've got a winner!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

BuckeyeEmpire's picture

Haha next one I make I'll see if I can get either red or grey decals for that part! 

thatlillefty's picture

haha, that was my first thought

Oyster's picture

What are you doing looking at the crotchal area?

May you R.I.P. Otsego, but know this. Gaylord Rocks!

Doc's picture

I've never bought an away jersey.  This might be the first, especially if it comes in #45.  Looks great.

"Say my name."

Young_Turk's picture

Yuck.  Glad the players like it.  I have a strong negative reaction to this.  Don't like the idea in general, but would set that aside if they made a good choice.  I don't like the all white look. 

RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

I like the white.
It will make Kyle Kalis's "blood on the field" prediction that much more apparent, except it will be skunk weasel blood!

fanatibuck's picture

Great post REDS!!

THE URBANATOR AND HIS BOYS' JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN; 26-0 IS COMING BABY!!

RedStorm45's picture

This looks...awful.

xrox's picture

I like them, but it's ridiculous that you're getting downvotes for expressing a valid opinion.

BuckGnome's picture

Meh.  I like our regular uni's.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

 I agree. Stick with tradition for the biggest rivalry in sports. If anything have both teams wear home jerseys. That would be cool with strong contrasting colors.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

jedkat's picture

Also, as someone else said somewhere else: I hope it snows.

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back, so I just ran him over"

~ Joey Bosa

osu07asu10's picture

White pants????

Good thing there is still 2 weeks to fix that error...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Orlando Buckeye's picture

I know right, not after Labor Day.

osu07asu10's picture

well played sir!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

buckeyedude's picture

It's a fashion faux pas!

 

 

4thandinches's picture

Upvote to you Orlando, upvote to you.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

Oakland Buckeye's picture

helmets 7 unis...+++
pants would be better in a scarlet or gray - better be BIG stripes on sides...

ohst8buxCP's picture

If you're gonna go all white, you have to go ALL white, helmet and all (see Oregon or Mississippi State). You cant half ass it.
Examples:
http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/article/media_slots/photos/000/600/248...
http://fishduck.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/nicholls@oregon2013_kc-11...

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Got to whole ass it.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

*follows links, sees uniforms that look like complete ass*
 

ohst8buxCP's picture

Couldn't disagree more

camodog's picture

Bring Back the 09 unis.
 

blueblazer22's picture

Absolutely agree with this. The 09 units were the best of the alternates

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

acBuckeye's picture

Bring back the REGULAR unis.

cminnich's picture

Always disappointed when Ohio State alters their uniforms, especially for THE GAME.

niblick's picture

being forced to look at home jerseys with no grey on the sleeves for 8 years, im numb at this point.

buckeyejonross's picture

The jersey stripe should be grey like it is on the road basketball uniforms. That looks so good. 

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

I have those shorts and they are comfy.

buckeyefan808's picture

I second that. I got the gray ones.

buckeyedude's picture

It doesn't matter whether or not you are comfy, but how do you look in them?

 

 

Northbrook's picture

I don't care what they wear, just kick their asses good.

DeuceOSU78's picture

That would be "winner, winner, meat chicken dinner"...

DeuceOSU78

Oldschoolbuck's picture

The way scUM's been playing, the lads might be able to wear sweats and Air Jordans & STILL cook up some weasel stew!
(I know, I know! It's The Game; I remember crying as a 12 year old in '69 when The War began... But my god, I think our D-linemen bury poor D. Gardner like a rotted, putrid corpse!)

Seattle Linga's picture

Agreed and at halftime we can switch to barefeet

Denny's picture

This'll do.

Taquitos.

GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

It will look a lot better on gameday. The players will wear compression shirts that will offset the all white. 

hehateme's picture

I believe the base layer compression shirt will be silver and white.

mbeal08's picture

Odd question. Anyone know if the helmet is for sale (not game worn, just a full size replica)? Would like to add one to the collection. 

rjenkins26's picture

I don't know about full size, but I got a mini helmet in that style at The Buckeye Room...

mbeal08's picture

Thanks for that. Move over Xbox One....

GOOMBAY's picture

Does this affect any of the BCS algorithms?

buckeyemanda's picture

We can only hope. Maybe we can gain another .001 for style points.

OSUBias's picture

BREAKING: Why Baylor's alternate jersey selection process was tougher than Ohio State's, my column

Shitter's full

Seattle Linga's picture

Maybe in some parallel universe

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Meh on the white pants. Just wear the gray pants from the home rivalry jerseys. I'd do scarlet pants before white pants. Gray jerseys and scarlet pants would be great home alternates.

Class of 2010.

Jurmah12's picture

Scarlet pants.....treading into Louisville/Rutgers/other territory.

Get the kicker off the field! 10/6/2012

BTBuckeye's picture

Terrible.
Why white??????? WTF?

GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

Because it's an away game?

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I assume he was referring to the pants, not the jersey.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Gray is what separates us from Wisconsin and Nebraska. JMO of course. We have a unique primary color.... use it.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Haybucks's picture

Gray matter is what separates us.

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing. - Henry S. Haskins

 

buckeyejonross's picture

I wish we looked like a football team instead of a Christmas ornament.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

Neilwoodgables's picture

These are not "Ohio State Football" uniforms so we may get a pass if we were to perform poorly in The Game

I Hate Michigan.

20sider's picture

I like them. Think they'll be pretty sharp on the field.

GO BUCKS!

Frankly Scarlet's picture

Like many here, I am a uni traditionalist.
That said, these latest "chrome" rivalry jerseys and helmet are absolutely outstanding. It's a fresh take on a rock-solid tradition where a wholesale change is unwanted and unneeded. I wouldn't mind a permanent switch to these - they simply pop.

 
"Buclkle your chinstrap, we're gonna grind meat!" - Woody Hayes  
 

buckeyemanda's picture

All that will matter will be the gold pants!

IBleedSandG's picture

This.
I do like the all-white look, and I think they'll look better in person/on tv.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

ChazBuckeye's picture

I hope this is changed.  Why where all white...???  It is, after all, the universal sign for giving up in a fight or battle.  
 

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

buckeyemanda's picture

White is also a symbol of purity...maybe if we'll shut out Michigan with a big ol' zero as their score.

HighBallAce's picture

They should make the piss and blue where white pants so we can see the shit stain on them when they see the Buckeyes enter the field!

OSUStu's picture

These just don't say "Ohio State" to me.  That is really all I care about.
They remind me of the uniforms that Texas Tech just lost to Baylor in:

Or even Oklahoma's all-whites with the Crimson helmets.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Earle's picture

I'm not against alternate uniforms, but I do not like the plain white pants.  They look like a HS team's practice pants.  I'd prefer the gray pants, but stripes down the side would help.

Italics are for emphasis.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

There will be a stripe. Photo was taken at an angle where you wouldn't see it.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

buckeyes763's picture

We have the best helmets in the universe at any level of football, I could appreciate the alternate unis if they just left the helmet alone.

SonOfBuckeye's picture

Should've gone all-gray:

Denny's picture

False.

Taquitos.

Wesleyburgess1's picture

Dude these are Badass.. Freaking love that all Grey. I really like the all white look too but I hope this Grey is next year's jersey.

Doctorjsix's picture

I agree. Grey would have been awesome.

Gametime's picture

*Agrees with SONOFBUCKEYE...Upvotes his own stuff*
(Thanks ^_^)

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

buckeyedude's picture

This is the one! Love that helmet, and the gray says "All Ohio State!"

 

 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Not enough scarlet?

LEBRON

741's picture

My opinion, this ventures into Oregon duck territory. Different just to be different, with no ties to tradition at all. Also, white lettering on light gray jersey is not enough contrast - even with the scarlet line offsetting the numbers. 

fear_the_nut70's picture

See now these I like.  And the crazy thing is, they actually feature our colors.

Mr Soul's picture

Love the all-gray too, but speculate it couldn't be an away uni.  Maybe we will see it in '14.

Keep the change, ya filthy animal!

Wilkins78's picture

NOOOOOOOO....
Never white pants.  And not just because it's after Labor Day.  

gobucks5413's picture

I'm a much bigger fan of these than the other uni's we've worn against SCUM in the past....
This will be a cool look I think

gobucks5413's picture

The only thing I ever worried about with the helmet, was leaving the Buckeye stickers off...as long as those get transferred over, I'm good with it

CCatanzaro's picture

Picture makes it look like he's wearing "Oops, I Crapped My Pants"

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

buckeyeEddie27's picture

How do you know so much about "Oops, I Crapped My Pants" ?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

CCatanzaro's picture

Because I'm wearing them.  And I just did.

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

buckeyeEddie27's picture

lol
"Pretend this Ice Tea is a gallon of your errant feces"

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

DefendYoungstown's picture

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

gobucks96's picture

I think these alt. unis are getting worse. Keep what we have!

mbeal08's picture

Baylor wins by 10 against KSU while wearing shiny helmets. Shiny helmets distracted voters. Can the entire uni be chromed? Maybe then we'd jump Bama! 

cronimi's picture

Voters are distracted by many shiny things.

BuckeyeMark's picture

There's simply no need to mess with the best helmet in college football.  That said, this is among the least offensive of the abominations.

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

RBuck's picture

Good guys wear white.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

stevebelliseeya's picture

double post*

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

brandonbauer87's picture

I still think the "chrome scarlet" on the helmets needs to be more red. 

thatlillefty's picture

Bring out the fogies!

mh277907's picture

I think gray pants would have worked as well but I really don't mind these. Like someone said above, if it snows on that day these could look really sweet.

buckeyebobcat

b_pbucksfans's picture

Forget the white pants and just give our Bucks their gold pants to wear a day early!

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

I've liked Ohio State's last few alternate uniforms but this all-white look is too generic for me.  Keep the pants grey.
 

rkylet83's picture

I actually like these a lot.  The superstitious person in me likes that we've never lost to Michigan while wearing them and unlike these horrible looking things (http://isportsweb.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/05/MolkOmameh.jpg) they look sharp and modern; not some cheap looking rip off from depression era. 

Jurmah12's picture

Those look hilariously bad. Those colors just look like SHIT!

Get the kicker off the field! 10/6/2012

Haybucks's picture

Those uni's got a lot of buzz.

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing. - Henry S. Haskins

 

denner's picture

Edit: So "raw" means good? Not up on the vernacular.

Eleven Warriors ‏@11W  2m 
But.. but what about the fans that hate them? RT @phillybrown10 Those jerseys are raw
 

cronimi's picture

My thought exactly....

buckeyejonross's picture

Philly's latest update:
 
corey brown ‏@phillybrown10
"Coke boyz"
 
 
Uhhh, go bucks?

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

IBleedSandG's picture

DON'T HIT SEND!

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

calebhouser9's picture

WHITE PANTS! Looking great! I love these and I'll love them even more when we kick the crap out of TTUN in them! Go Bucks!

CalebHouser9

mshaf's picture

Don`t care what they wear, just hang 100 on ScUM. 800 yards of offense

otrain2416's picture

Go for 2 cuz we can't go for 3

Ohioste's picture

My only issue with these is that when we are celebrating in our end zone or sacking them in their end zone, there is a much greater chance that some of the sun and blue will rub off onto the jerseys...

Jdadams01's picture

Players like em so

tommrkr's picture

Those jerseys are raw -- @phillybrown10

 
I'm officially old.  Can someone tell me if this is positive?  "I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me, and it'll happen to you, too."
 

buckeyejonross's picture

raw is good.

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

bucknut3011's picture

What is bad.... cooked? roasted?  ????

741's picture

"Played out."

buckeyejonross's picture

haha actually yeah

"You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war. War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." -William T., Battle of Atlanta, B1G.

denner's picture

 
Guess I'm old as well.
Need that lady on "Airplane" to translate.

+1 HS
Jurmah12's picture

Hey I'm 20 and I laughed out loud at this! Gotta speak that jive!

Get the kicker off the field! 10/6/2012

Beat Meatchicken's picture

Nice Grandpa Simpson quote sir! 

+1 HS
skid21's picture

Urban dictionary is your friend if you're over 35.

rkylet83's picture

No way man...I'm gonna keep on rockin' forever!!

+1 HS
walshy's picture

I think while most of us prefer the same old scarlet and gray uni's and would be happy if it never changed, a lot of young recruits do not have the same sediments. I am sure for some of these new recruits, a very small portion of their decision making process has to do with what kind of cool uniforms the team gets to wear on Saturdays. Not saying that it's right but they are 17 and 18 year olds. Example: Oregon.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization."

OSUStu's picture

Haha.  Somebody likes these enough to DV everyone that critiqued them.  Here are some upvotes to counter that.

 

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

RedStorm45's picture

Didn't you hear?  We just downvote everyone we disagree with.  You have to go purchase upvotes in the Upvote Thread.

Haybucks's picture

Is this going to be Meyer's gear? 'Cause I want to see the hammer brought down!

The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing. - Henry S. Haskins

 

BME_Buckeye's picture


 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

Jeeves's picture

why not scarlet trousers?

OSUStu's picture

Trousers?  Just how many grandpas and Brits are on this team?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Jeeves's picture

Egad they voted down my trousers!

OSUStu's picture

I thought it was funny.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Earle's picture

Well, that's hardly cricket!
EDIT:  Actually, the all whites kind of look like cricket uniforms...

Italics are for emphasis.

raki's picture

Dude that was awesome man........

ohst8buxCP's picture

Dude No offense, but those would be the ugliest uniforms in the history of football if we wore them. We should never wear scarlet pants.........ever. Just because it''s one of our colors doesn't mean it'll look good.

SonOfBuckeye's picture

...those would be the ugliest uniforms in the history of football...

Challenge accepted:

IBleedSandG's picture

Wow. They went a bit overboard with the digi-camo.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

Jeeves's picture

The great Victor Felix Janowicz donned the scarlet trousers for Ohio State as did many other greats of the early 1950 Buckeye teams. 

45has2's picture

Now that is the shiznit. Verrrrrrry nice.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

buckeyedude's picture

No DV, but as someone else said, that looks too Louisville or Ball State Cardinal.

 

 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Now just replace the scarlet with hot pink and the Nikeification will be complete.

harleymanjax's picture

I wish M*chigan would wear white pants so when Ryan Damn Shazier plants Gardner we could "literally" see him shit himself at the moment of impact!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

WezBuck28's picture

I think they are sweet as hell..as long as we continue to win I don't care what they wear really! Gray on gray would be cool too..

GoBucksOSU's picture

I think the home version looked better.

doodah_man's picture

Long johns...

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

Buckeye419er's picture

I thought they were pretty sweet. For one game a year I don't mind "dressing up" a little. Its a formal ass whooping after all. Might as well dress the part.

OSUStu's picture

However, this would be the second time this year.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

OSUStu's picture

Oh yes, you are right.  Forgot about the Wisconsin game.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

GA_bucki's picture

The white jerseys are sharp. Not mad with the white britches either. If I could change anything I would make the helmet white and make the black stripes gray all around.

IBleedSandG's picture

I wonder what a scarlet-chrome facemask would look like?

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

BuckeyeStrong1993's picture

I think there pretty nice but id rather have chrome pants or silver. Never the less as long as we desroy scum i dont care what we wear.

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igo43's picture

I love the rivalry look. This looks awesome, and it's been a welcome addition to the classic unis for me. I have no idea why so many Buckeye fans are stubborn about the "classic unis only" attitude, but I guess everyone has different tastes.

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Him1stftballl8er's picture

I agree with you completely! The rivalry uni's are sick!!

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TMac's picture

As long as we torch m*ch*gan they could wear flowers

DannyBeane's picture

The Jerseys are hella tight but why white pants?

JLBNYC's picture

Put some numbers on the back, add a couple of stripes 
 

Jeeves's picture

Sumo diaper pants. Stick with gray or SCARLET TROUSERS!

andretolstoy's picture

Nike, ESPN, NCAA = devil.

boojtastic's picture

Damn kids...GET OFF MY LAWN!

GrayDay's picture

Will they wear the shiny green buckeye stickers again also, so these guys will look like full-on Christmas ornaments this time?  Hey, maybe they should sell Christmas ornaments of these.

JLBNYC's picture

Maybe Michigan will wear their bumble bee uniforms?
 
 

Seattle Linga's picture

Confusion on every level.................

FROMTHE18's picture

our road whites are, IMO, the best looking uniform in college football. Adding a bit more white can only make things even sharper. I like the choice. 

WOLFofOHIO's picture

well they are better than the 2010 red ones..and the next ones baylor is gonna use V

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ABrown07's picture

I'm loving these uniform's. I'd kind of like to see what an all black top and pants would look like for a home game. I also really like the helmets, wish they would make them permanent.

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Jugdish's picture

Oh! Hell yeah I like them. High Five Everybody.
 

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Dougger's picture

Upon review, I thought they looked awful, in part because I want the traditional unis for The Game. But seeing that rendition Walt did with Braxton in action - man that looks real sharp. 
Let's keep our focus on Indiana.
Then go into the Big House and hang 80+
 

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kgab11's picture

I love them. I love our alternate uniforms. I think it's funny to see other peoples reactions when these are unveiled, for some reason they expect our normal uniforms lol. Oh well, no matter if you like the uniforms or not we'll still look good kicking TTuN's ass. 

Jeeves's picture

I like when the rivalry uni's are throwback inspired. Black helmets would be very nice for a road trip in late November. The all blank all black helmets were worn pre face mask days, but a revival of them for one road game would be pretty darn cool.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Am I going color blind or are those stripes orange?

Jeeves's picture

According to EASports team builder it is 'Ohio State Scarlet'.

thowen79's picture

I think you are confused, this thread is about THE Ohio State University, not Oregon State University ;)

kcbrez's picture

You know what's gonna look good? The scoreboard. I don't give a flying flip what they wear.

fear_the_nut70's picture

They removed almost all of the gray from the uniforms (except outline of the numbers on the jersey).  Thus....F.

Nick's picture

The mockup looks good

nightmuse's picture

I loved last year's rivalry uniforms, and check me if I'm wrong--but we haven't ever been beaten in our rivalry uniforms evening going back to 2011 Whisky game with the rivalry unis.
 
Having said that--is it me or do the white pants look like (as the media loves to say), "Big Boy" Diapers--let's just say when they get dirty--it's going to look like we s*it our Big Boy Diapers--so I am definitely a "No" on the pants.

Ethos's picture

Should of went all grey like that post earlier  much more unique and it doesn't look like we are trying to copy others. 
Nike just got lazy and didn't want to use a different color. 
Nike fucks it up right after nailing a home run on the earlier combats we wore earlier in the season. 

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joel121270's picture

I'm a traditionalist but these are straight I suppose. :-)

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

They will look AWESOME with Kalis and team's blood splattered on them!!!

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skid21's picture

I'm just amazed so many people care about the uniforms.

bucksfan92's picture

They look OK, nothing spectacular, nothing horrible.  What I don't get though, is why we wear white so often, both in football and basketball.  White is not one of our colors.  I'd like to see us break out some grey road uniforms for football (and not just the pants) and we should always wear grey home uniforms for basketball.

Jurmah12's picture

Because white is traditional across all schools as an away uniform color, (home for basketball) and white looks sleek anyway! I love the mostly white with gray touches.

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741's picture

You lovers of gray sleeves and pants already had your "stormtrooper" rivalry uniform in 2009.

buckeyedude's picture

I like this uni, if they would use the chrome helmet with the wide stripe.

 

 

OSUPhilosopherAndHomer's picture

I'll be honest, I'm not all that psyched about these unis as I LOVE the traditional OSU road uniforms. However, I dig the wide stripe on the helmet so much that I'm okay with it overall. We'll still look sexy, we'll still be The Ohio State University, and, finally, we will still kick their collective *sses! Go Bucks!

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InHartWeTrust's picture

I love em, different strokes I guess.

Seattle Linga's picture

I am starting to get geeked already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

40 Degrees North's picture

I remember this was supposed to be a one time deal just like we weren't supposed to get a bowl ban. It's to the point now that you might as well have different styles for every game. The conventional wisdom is that the players like them and the recruits go ga-ga over them. 
Please, be honest here. They don't give a shit about the player or recruit opinion. The only opinion that matters, and we know it's true at Ohio State, is the positive cash flow.

btalbert25's picture

I've never been one who really believes that alternate unis make one bit of difference to recruits.  I always hate when people bring that up.  As for the unis, people buy the jerseys and mini helmets and other garbage Nike puts out so of course this is going to keep being something that is done all the time.  Cash being king isn't an Ohio State thing though, It's a college football thing.  I'd argue it's the only true tradition in college football.  

btalbert25's picture

I like the chrome matte helmet, but I'd love a chrome that has the metallic finish kind of like Sparty's helmets the other day.  Obviously ours would be silver instead of green, but I think that finish on an alternate uni helmet would be bad ass. 

LadyBuckeyeFan's picture

I'd prefer all all-gray with scarlet shoes.  Just glad they're not all red.
By the way, hello Buckeyes.  New to the board. :)

btalbert25's picture

My personal favorite alternate unis were the 2011 version.  I loved those unis. 

gravey's picture

It's fashion week here at 11W.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

I'm liking these unis!  Go Bucks!  Pound TTUN!!!
 

fanatibuck's picture

SCUM's blood will be a portrait on our white unies!

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Brandon26841's picture

I've always really liked all-white uniforms, so I'm fine with these. 
 
Might as well have gone with white helmets too though if you're going to go all white. 

WrightBuckeye's picture

Well, Common Man will be happy ...... White shoes = fast. Me likey! 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I just realized that the 'flywire' collar is less noticeable on the white.

andretolstoy's picture

Chrome!! CHROME!!! chrome?? sparkly? shiny? sleigh bells ring, are you listening... ?
 
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BtownBuckeye's picture

Dear lord, it's gonna be a white thanksgiving this year. Those unis are so sweet, maybe better than the home version.

The Buck Guy's picture

I hate this crap. Have a uniform and wear it proudly! This specialty uni garbage makes no sense and detracts from our proud tradition. If these uni's are so darned fantastic, then adopt them as The Uniform; otherwise, show pride in our uniform we have.

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andretolstoy's picture

Well, they already have a #5 and #34 on the racks for $140 a pop.

Bugsyk's picture

Scarlet numbers on Son's mockup and\or change the white pants to silver...  change the white on the helmet to reflective chrome?
Dunno why ALL white or ALL black uni's are such a lightning rod item.  I guess people have desires to be ninjas, snake-eyes, storm-shadow, storm-troopers, or navymen instead of being Buckeyes.
I've already heard 4 "they look like they're scared" - jersey references from fans of ttun.

tommrkr's picture

We need to bring back this look!

4thandinches's picture

Yes sir. I believe ISU did that this year. 

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thowen79's picture

I definitely don't mind the alt jerseys on occasion but I'm starting to get concerned that this is going to get a little out of hand very soon.

razrback16's picture

Love 'em. I already really liked the home rivalry jerseys / helmets we've been wearing, so this will be cool to see the "away" version.

Craig's picture

A uniform conveys tradition.  Would someone be more inclined to enlist in the Coldstream guards if their beaver hats changed color or size at every parade.  I don't think so. Would the Swiss guards at the Vatican be a more prestigious organization if they dressed as policemen. No. The list goes on.  How about the United States Marine Corps? There's a uniform.
I'd always rooted for Hank Aaron to break Babe Ruth's home run record.  When he did so it seemed so much less than I'd hoped for because he was wearing a uniform that looked like he played for the Raybestos Brakettes.
A uniform conveys class.  The New York Yankees are America's best example, but think of the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Dodgers (yes, I know each has had transgressions).  There's a long list.  The Indianapolis (ne Baltimore) Colts, the Cleveland Browns, etc.
I've loved Ohio State's uniforms, which actually are a pastiche of tweaks and changes, a patchwork of modifications, which makes the uniform unique.  Should there be small black numbers on the sleeve?  What should be the size and typology of the white numerals.  These are items for discussion.  I've had the fantasy of telling Urban Myers that the last three national championship teams all had the gray stripes on the sleeve.  There's tradition.  I called the athletic department to ask why the sleeve stripes changed and the answer I got from some assistant was that the linemen liked a smaller stripe.  Oh my!  I looked at the Iowa Hawkeyes and the New York Giants and decided not to call back.
The helmets worn for Wisconsin looked like some silly cartoon, and when I was looking at photos of the Michigan game of several years ago I didn't realize for several seconds that the all red uniforms were Ohio State.
If I played for Ohio State (complete fantasy) I'd want to be like Eddie George, or Orlando Pace, or Archie Griffin.  How about Dustin Fox or Rex Kern?  The first step would be at least to dress like them.  I'd be less inclined to embrace the history if I looked like some video game box top.
I noticed that Ohio University, by the way, dressed proudly in new black jerseys, got waxed by Kent State last night.

Wheea

4thandinches's picture

Maybe it's just me, but I wish we had one jersey just for The Game that we never wore for anything else. Nothing fancy, flashy, cool, or anything like that. I want something plain, simple, retro and looks like something a prison team would wear with the $1.50 they got for each jersey. 

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