LSU's Alternate Uniform is Amazing

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chris's picture

Yeah, I think these are the alternate uniform winners. Game over. Those helmets are incredible.

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Defiance's picture

Kind of meh for me 

"Defiance in Silence" 

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countrybuckeye's picture

even the iridescent color-shifting helmet?!

smh

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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Defiance's picture

even the iridescent color-shifting helmet?!

Right?!?

"Defiance in Silence" 

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HoosierBuck's picture

NEAT!  Go Tigers UNTIL we meet again!

GO BUCKS!  WIN OUT!

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TLB's picture

NEAT!  Go Geaux Tigers UNTIL we meet again!

Fixed that for ya.

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RBurgundy4's picture

Badass. Thanks for sharing!

#CalpoppyStrong

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I probably like the story more than the uniforms, but still a winner. 

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Independence Village 22's picture

The story and narration could sell ya on any throwback, job well done. I think they are one of the better ones though.

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logamaniac's picture

As long as they aren’t two toned like those horrible jaguar helmets. 

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

This is a disgrace. Nike has ruined yet another traditional uniform, and all alternates should be burned.

Don Brown must've attended night school, because he got owned by Day.

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buckzilla1's picture

If they want tradition for the past and present then they should go with an alternate mid field logo. I suggest they paint a giant Scarlet and Gray Block O for Sherman and Burrow. Now that would be sweet.

Hey Cancer! This ass kicking is brought to you by the Sultan of the sythe. Give it hell CalPoppy.

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lamplighter's picture

Sherman was undefeated out of conference

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KBonay's picture

Hearing they will wear these 11/17 against their rival, Rice.....

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

2001 wants it's Plymouth Prowler back.

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lew-e's picture

Slow clap. 

Very nice but could they have gotten someone besides an equipment manager to model them? Not trying to be weird but.. c’mon 

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Guts's picture

Incredible... Could you imagine an Ohio State uni like this, but instead of oak it's buckeye leaves AND give it the traditional sleeve stripes... I think I would die.

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Invictus Buck's picture

The color changing helmet would be kinda fun.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Maybe the Buckeyes could get Hypercolor jerseys for the game against TTUN.

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Defiance's picture

It's either straight fire or get off my lawn...

IMHO I'm going with hell yeah but maybe not for ttun.

There are some seriously old school types and they have been known to bristle at all things that aren't like they were before,.

"Defiance in Silence" 

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Browns88's picture

Badass.  Liked the commentary and honoring the unknown soldier

Browns88

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Ludwig Yards's picture

And now we know the real reason Burrow transferred to LSU. 

Those helmets are FIRE. 

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Defiance's picture

Those helmets are FIRE

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Art Harrell's picture

WOW!!!!!! Job well done L.S.U. Job Well done.....Go Tigers...Go J.B. Go Bucks

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

I'll be real with y'all--the oddly weird obsession with LSU this year makes me queasy. Especially when I know that LSU fans are rooting for our demise. 

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kmp10's picture

Except for the use of, "Y'all," those are my words coming out of your keyboard. Honestly, the 11w Burrow obsession has turned me from a strong Burrow supporter (I was a JB over Haskins guy when both were 'competing' for the job here) to someone who, while still hoping to see Burrow do well for himself, has grown as sick as I can be of hearing about LSU and THEIR quarterback. I detest LSU. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

Like it's really weird to see people typing "Go Tigers" on this website. I heard enough "Y'alls Tigah Bait" in 2007-8 to never ever want to root for them again. I mean I don't want JB to get hurt or something but I could care less how he does and I hope, outside of upsetting Bama/Georgia's seasons when we need them to, they lose every other game. 

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KCAlum's picture

Upvote for the disdain for the word "Y'all" .  What are we?  southerners??? 

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

I originally am...

Take the boy out of the south and all that...

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NOLABuckeye's picture

I got multiple thank you texts from my LSU friends this past Saturday.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

No obsession here... I honestly don't care what happens to them this year. I saw the uniforms on a facebook article (I don't follow anything LSU) and was intrigued by the story.

As far as rooting "for" LSU, I can guarantee you that I would have rooted for them to beat #2 Georgia, and I'll root for them to beat #1 Alabama in ANY season, and it doesn't matter who the quarterback is. I always cheer for chaos. When everyone else stumbles along the way, it gives the Buckeyes a little extra room for error (see 2007). If the playoff comes down to equal teams and someone being picked on name alone (I know, they would never do that)... I like the Buckeyes chances against anyone not named Alabama (see 2017).

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fishleehooker's picture

Not digging the helmet at all.  I like bold colors better than chameleon. The story is pretty cool tho.  

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I am a big fan of the color Purple, so yeah, I dig it. Very neat.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

I am a big fan of the color Purple

As a 37 year old male, I can proudly admit that I've never seen it.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Still waiting on Minnesota to go all purple to honor Prince. That would rock.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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InUrbanWeTrust34's picture

I saw this last night and think it is incredible. Everything about this uniform is great. Won't be seeing them live as I will be in West Lafayette but will check them out when I get home.

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lamplighter's picture

Nice thought, but the unis were really sort of so-so.

Still hope that they beat Bama and win the SEC West.  Someone needs to, might as well be them

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Defiance's picture

Thanks for the share BIO!!

That's just plain BAD-ASS!!

What it stands for is the basis of the alternate and whether you're a fan of the alternates or one of the "get off my lawn crowd" you have to appreciate paying homage to the men and women who sacrificed so much 100 years ago.

No nameplates to honor the unknown soldier.

The all white look is very cool.

The helmets... OH.MY.GOD!! Those things are straight fire!! The way it changes colors under the lights is amazing.

After seeing this post, I now understand why Joe Burrow chose to take his talents to LSU...

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Buck 1961's picture

+1 Defiance,  As one who general hates alternate unis, especially for TUN,  I have to say I absolutely love these Alternates!  Those helmets are incredible and for some reason those cleats are so freakin cool.  Much respect for the homage to the WW1 personnel.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I'm confused. Are these for this weekend? How can they wear white unis at home?

And as some others have posted, the fascination with all things LSU is getting a little tired.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Wargor's picture

Doesn't LSU wear white at home?  I think they are one of the ones who do things differently.  

Or maybe I made that up in my head at some point.  

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Yes. LSU almost always wears white... considering they would typically wear white on the road as well.

(from above link, page 5) Apparently they wear white for the home opener and all SEC home games... tl/dr? read the bold:

White Jerseys

LSU is one of the few college football teams that traditionally wear white jerseys for home games. The tradition originated when LSU won its first national championship in 1958. Head coach Paul Dietzel had a habit of tinkering with the uniform every year. In 1958, he chose to wear white jerseys for LSU’s home games, and the Tigers subsequently won the national championship. A superstitious man, Dietzel didn’t change the uniform after that season. LSU continued to wear white jerseys for home games throughout the Charlie McClendon Era. When Jerry Stovall took over as head coach in 1980, he said the Tigers would occasionally wear purple jerseys so that home fans could see a different color. In 1982, the NCAA changed its jersey rule, requiring teams to wear dark colored jerseys for home games. The Tigers wore purple jerseys for all home games from 1983 to 1994. When Gerry DiNardo became head coach in 1995, he vowed to change the NCAA jersey rule. After petitioning the rules committee of the American Football Coaches Association, he personally met with each member of the NCAA Football Rules Committee. DiNardo’s efforts were successful and the Tigers were allowed to wear white jerseys again beginning in 1995. A stipulation of the new rule was that the visiting team would have to give the home team permission to wear the white jerseys. The first team to deny LSU’s request was DiNardo’s former team, Vanderbilt. Instead of going back to purple jerseys, the Tigers took to the field in new gold jerseys. The SEC later adopted a league rule stipulating that the home team has sole discretion in determining its jersey color. Nick Saban became LSU’s head coach in 2000 and continued the white jersey tradition, but with a twist. Saban decided that LSU would wear purple jerseys for all nonSEC games, except the home opener.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That's cool stuff right there...always wondered why LSU almost always wears white at home.  

Class of 2010.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

TIL

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Defiance's picture

Very cool backstory to this one, thanks for the research BIO!!

A neat look into the history of college football LSU style and now you know...

"Defiance in Silence" 

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WezBuck28's picture

What about some helmets that turn Gray/Scarlett for our night game with some buckeye grove inlays throughout our uniforms?!?

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

FSU had color shifting helmets earlier this year against VT... now these from LSU... I wouldn't be surprised if the Buckeyes have something like that against Nebraska.

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Bucks2TheNatty's picture

Yeah FSUs helmets weren’t color shifting. They were just black with a tint of maroon. The LSU helmets legit change colors based on the way the light hits the paint. 

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Thanks for clarifying... I was going on "memory" and not research there.

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TeddyKGB's picture

The uniforms pay homage to selling more merchandi$e.

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Defiance's picture

Only if you spend your $ on them TKGB, right?

Otherwise they pay homage to things that came before us and will continue to exist in the history books after we are long gone.

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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TeddyKGB's picture

All they care about is selling more merch. That was the entire purpose of all of the alternate uniforms to begin with. If they can couch it in history and emotion, all the better.

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Defiance's picture

Love some Friday morning banter and always appreciate an exchange of opinions!

All they care about is selling more merch.

So who is they? Just wondering where you're placing the blame. Is it the school, Nike or Adidas possibly?

"Defiance in Silence" 

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Trapper99's picture

Uniforms.....meh

Helmets.....legendary

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Defiance's picture

Right?!?!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Yeah those are pretty bad f'n ass.  Especially that helmet.  Looks like it almost has that Chromalusion thing going on like Jeff Gordon had on a couple of paint schemes that he ran in the Winston in the late 90s (color changing based on the angle of the lighting).  

Class of 2010.

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Mastro16's picture

Little too gimmicky for me. Also my tender "snowflake" soul is comforted by certainty. 

How can I aspire to live in a world where I can't even trust the color of the thing I'm looking at??

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Great story and incredible alternate uniforms. LSU and Nike nailed it here.

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ELJTSA76's picture

Those are pretty sweet. I wish they had continued the leg stripe up the side of the uni, and maybe pick it up again on the sleeves/shoulders, but that’s a small detail. Really nice alts there - love the helmets!

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OSU56's picture

Looks like Joe Burreaux will have some nice unis coming soon......

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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OnPoint's picture

Well, they still have that maze pee colored accent in the unis. I can't endorse it thus.

Nut on top

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Il_Padrino's picture

Don't care for them. 

Meanwhile - our BUCKEYES had several that went over and fought... and sadly one did not come home. 

Fred Norton, OSU's first four-sport letter winner.

The university in which Norton enrolled in 1913 and the one that today dominates the central Ohio landscape have little in common save for the name. Ohio State had fewer than 6,000 students. Ohio Stadium hadn't been built - and no one thought it necessary. Buckeye football was a curiosity rather than an obsession. Most games attracted several thousand spectators to Ohio Field, located on High Street.

Norton played football, basketball, baseball and ran the quarter-mile in track. The forestry major carried a 4.0 grade-point average, Lynch said, and was invited to join Sphinx, a prestigious senior class honorary whose later members would include Jesse Owens, Woody Hayes and John Havlicek.

"Fred Norton embodied the term 'student-athlete,'" Lashutka said. His Buckeyes teammates called him "Nortie,'' except for Harley, who addressed him as "Fritz." Donning a leather helmet and little other padding, Norton became a valuable utility player on the first undefeated Buckeyes football team, in 1916. Propelled by Harley's dynamism the squad forever altered the relationship between Ohio State and football. "That team launched the program to the next level and eventually to the big time," OSU football historian Jack Park said. "It's the first team that really created an excitement that we know today."

Norton also captained the basketball team and helped deliver OSU's first Big Ten title in baseball in 1917. The shortstop hit .442 as a senior and had the Pittsburgh Pirates ready to make an offer.

But as the U.S entered World War I , Norton put country ahead of athletics. He enlisted in the Reserve Corps and became private first class in the school of military aeronautics at OSU.

Upon graduation he was regarded by writers of that generation as the "greatest all-around athlete in Ohio State history."

Sadly within 15 months he would be dead.

In the spring of 1918, hours before 1st Lt. Fred Norton sailed to France, he purchased a leather jacket from Abercrombie and Fitch in Manhattan. He wore the garment in the cockpit of his British Spad aircraft while battling the German aces. On July 2, 1918, Norton's guns jammed during a dogfight. Instead of flying to safety, he remained in formation to protect the other members of his squadron, according to military accounts.  The brave act earned him a Distinguished Service Cross.

Three weeks later, his squadron engaged in another fight and Norton was mortally wounded by two bullets to the chest. Conflicting reports surround his death. He either died in a French hospital of pneumonia or was taken prisoner by the Germans, who treated his wounds until abandoning him to escape the advancing American troops.

Norton died at age 24. He was buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France and awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French government for his heroism. The first airfield in Columbus, near Broad and Hamilton roads on the East Side, was named in his honor.

After Norton's death, his grief-stricken mother could not bear to open a package marked "Personal effects, Fred W. Norton." She gave the box to her neighbor, Mr. U. C. Urton, according to an article published in an Air Force magazine. Ten years later, the Urtons opened it and discovered a leather jacket caked with dried blood and a pair of French hospital tags. Believing the items possessed historical value, the Urtons donated them to the Air Force in 1961. Norton's jacket is today displayed in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton.

Photo of Norton; a real American hero and one of our beloved BUCKEYES:

Photo of Norton:

I own his pocket knife from his teen and college years:

Living the life!  Go Buckeyes!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

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