The new gray jerseys aren’t very popular with OSU fans.
Last week, Ohio State announced it would be wearing gray alternate jerseys for this weekend’s matchup against Penn State, and today, Eleven Warriors released a full look at the jerseys.
The gray color scheme is supposed to represent uhhhh wolves and fur or something, per Eleven Warriors:
A source close to the Ohio State football program has told Eleven Warriors the pattern in the numbers plays off of the “Land of the Wolves” mentality the team had prior to the 2016 season. It is supposed to replicate fur.
Anyway, here’s the jersey:
Ohio State is wearing grey jerseys with "wolf fur" numbers against Penn State. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/gDk4nBEjCk
— Sooner Tracker (@SoonerTracker) October 18, 2017
According to Eleven Warriors, the helmets and pants will also be gray, and it’s safe to say most Buckeye fans hate everything about the new look:
— Brandon Kelly (@raisinbran_91) October 10, 2017
It was nice of Florida to release their awful jerseys just before Ohio State released their slightly less awful jerseys.
— (Halloween Episode) (@djfr__se) October 10, 2017
The Ohio State alternate jerseys leave a lot to be desired. Woof
— Harder (@MAHarder2) October 18, 2017
— Brian Tito Adams (@Badams65) October 10, 2017
Ohio State’s alternates this year are atrocious. Dull and lack any kind of creativity.
— Evan Gifford (@GiffJiff) October 18, 2017
Ohio State's gray jerseys are disgusting. That is all
— Dap Lajoie (@mtorino75) October 18, 2017
Nike execs went to Walmart, saw those off-brand, off-color Ohio State jerseys and thought they’d found a gold mine with these. (they didn’t) https://t.co/MIBJBEjFzJ
— Jimmy Longo (@jnlongojr) October 18, 2017
These make me want to strongly reconsider having Ohio State in the playoff projection https://t.co/mUfRz4GW5k
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) October 18, 2017
But at least one person rationalized the bland uniforms:
*whispers* If Ohio State beats Penn State by two touchdowns, you're not going to care what the uniforms look like.
— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) October 18, 2017