[Reading Eagle] Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien told his players’ parents that if he can keep the 2012 team intact the program can remain competitive in the face of hefty NCAA sanctions.
O’Brien held a one-hour conference call Tuesday night with Penn State football parents, according to someone who was on the call.
O’Brien also told the parents that he has talked to Nike about changing Penn State’s plain blue and white uniforms, a staple of the program for decades under former coach Joe Paterno. He also said he’s looking to put names on the back of the jerseys.
“It might be easier said than done (for this season),” he said. “I’m not sure we can get it done this year.”
When B.O.B was hired in January one of the things he kept reiterating was no changes were going to be made to the jersey. I don’t know how I feel about this. Penn State’s current blue and white uniforms have been the iconic staple that represent the tradition in Happy Valley. I have a feeling this could anger a lot of alumni.