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Helmet Stripe Question (Black/Normal/Lack there of)

SC Buckeye's picture
August 13, 2014 at 11:37pm
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Looking at some of the videos from the official Ohio State Football Youtube, I've noticed that all the helmets look varied.

I am fully aware of the Black Stripe tradition that Coach Meyer brought with him.  But some of the helmets are only the Black Stripe; some are Black Stripe covering the Scarlet of the normal Helmet Stripe; some have the normal Helmet Stripe; some have no Helmet Stripe at all.

Is there any significance to the varied looks?  It doesn't seem to be exclusive to position (Defense has only Black Stripe, Offense has Black Stripe on the Normal one, etc.)

I've looked in the site search box and elsewhere on the Interwebs and haven't seen it mentioned anywhere.  Anyone have any insight, or am I just reading WAY too much into it?

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