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USC not wearing new uniforms for UCLA game

Posted on: May 17, 2011 12:34 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last week rumors began surfacing that USC would be sporting a new look when it took on UCLA next season. Upon hearing the news, we here at the Eye On College Football blog decided to have some fun with the situation and create our own artists' depictions of the jerseys. Well, it looks like we all wasted a good five minutes of our lives using Microsoft Paint that day, my friends. Lane Kiffin told the Orange County Register on Monday that the Trojans will not be debuting any new uniforms against UCLA or anyone else this season.

“We are not changing our uniforms,” Kiffin told the paper. “We’re wearing our same uniforms as normal.” 

Kiffin also said that Nike had approached USC about some alternate jerseys as the company does every year, but that the Trojans don't feel there's any need to change their look. He also said he didn't think USC needed to compete with Oregon as far as jerseys are concerned.

“I don’t feel any need to change our uniforms based on Oregon, what they do. That doesn’t register with me,” Kiffin said. “We always want to be cutting edge as far as materials … but not as far as the colors.”

Personally, I'm going to mark this date down in history. I do believe this is the first time Lane Kiffin has ever said something that I completely agree with. He's right, USC doesn't need to do anything gimmicky with its jerseys to attract recruits. There's a ton of tradition within the football program that is good enough to draw recruits, not to mention the fertile recruiting ground of California and the location of the school.

I'm not knocking Oregon here, but the truth his, Oregon doesn't have the same football tradition that USC does, and as far as location is concerned, I don't feel Eugene can compete with USC either. So Oregon needs a gimmick like the jerseys to help attract players. There's nothing wrong with this, mind you, as it's obviously worked for the Ducks.

USC just doesn't need to do it. 

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Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: May 17, 2011 4:04 pm

USC not wearing new uniforms for UCLA game

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