Does James Franklin want Penn State uniforms to look like Oregon's?

Does James Franklin want Penn State uniforms to look like Oregon's?
July 30, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Penn State's uniforms are those kind of uniforms that look like they haven't been updated since about the 1940s.

And Nittany Lions fans love that. It's why there was a good deal of freaking out that occurred when then-head coach Bill O'Brien put players' names on the backs of their jerseys. What a radical thought.

Well, if new head coach James Franklin gets his way, those tradition-loving fans are about to have a heart attack.

"I've always been a big fan of what Oregon has done, and my time at Maryland, so I think we're going to do something similar to that," Franklin said in an ESPN interview.

"We're not going to do anything gradual. We're just going to go right after it."

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Now we're talking!

Oregon and Maryland are two schools famous (or infamous) for their wacky uniforms. The Ducks seem to have a new shocking set for each and every game, what with nearby Nike using them as a test subject for its latest trends and technology. Same goes for the Terps, the new Big Ten team with close ties to Under Armour. They've been outfitted in those awesome state flag-inspired unis the past few seasons.

This isn't to say that we'll definitely see new unis on the Lions this fall. But think of the possibilities!

Now, the Pennsylvania state flag is not nearly as cool as the Maryland state flag. It has horses on it for some odd reason. But perhaps whoever manufactures Penn State's radical new look can play up the lion angle.

Say goodbye to the plain ol' blue and white, folks. Sounds like Franklin wants to bring some crazy duds to State College.