Penn State Taking Names off their Football Jerseys, will Wear Black Shoes, and Can't Stop Talking about it
When Bill O'Brien took over as head coach at Penn State following the firing of Joe Paterno and the cleaning of house at Penn State, he decided to honor the men who stayed amongst the sanctions by putting their last names on the back of the jerseys.
Today, it was announced by James Franklin that Penn State will go back to its classic look. Which means there will be no names on the back of the jerseys to go along with black shoes.
Basically, it is the same Penn State look everyone is used to minus the alphabetical letters. You wouldn't know that based on Penn State twitter, though.
Can't remember the last time a slight change to a jersey was celebrated this much. The Penn State look is one of the more traditional, simple looks in college football. Putting a name on the back of the jersey was not that big of a change. Then again, that's a non-Penn State fans point-of-view.
They've had a lot of things to be happy about in Happy Valley the past several months. Guess we'll let them have this moment. But they did not re-invent the wheel in this case.