I know a lot of people don't like alternate uniforms for the Buckeyes or other schools, but these are amazing and the story behind them is even more amazing. I typically love alternates, especially for the Buckeyes.
The uniform pays homage to the Silent Season of 1918.
The historical portion of the video, annotated:
"100 years ago LSU football players hung up their cleats for a season and a greater cause. Many students and faculty of the Ole War Skule left to serve their country in World War I, continuing the school’s military tradition of the long purple line.
“In honor of those who did not return, 30 trees were planted in the Memorial Oak Grove, with one additional tree dedicated to the unknown: missing in action.
“To commemorate the century-mark of The Silent Season of 1918, this weekend, LSU will emerge from the tunnel in Death Valley in specially designed uniforms that salute the past.”