The Penn State Nittany Lions football program has long been known as “Linebacker U.” However, it appears that title may be up for grabs, at least according to UCLA.
Yesterday, the Bruins’ football Twitter account posted an image claiming Penn State’s famous title:
— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) June 17, 2013
Naturally, people aren’t happy about this:
More of an abomination: Joey Crawford reffing Game 6 or UCLA now referring to themselves as “Linebacker U”?
— Bill DiFilippo (@bflip33) June 18, 2013
Linebackers in the NFL- Penn State 12, UCLA 4. Not sure they should be calling themselves Linebacker U
— James Bodenheimer (@JJBodenheimer) June 18, 2013
I realize lots of college teams claim to be linebacker U, but. UCLA saying that is comical.
— Nick Johnson (@CBJ_DJ) June 18, 2013
It’s too late for the Bruins to take this one back — it was a pretty bold move that is drawing some serious attention. But hey, it’s just a little extra motivation for both UCLA and PSU to back up the nickname on the field.