Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced on 97.1 The Fan this afternoon that the Buckeyes would be sporting alternate uniforms in “the rivalry game,” refusing to say but implying that it’d be against Michigan. The Buckeyes square off against the Wolverines on November 30th in Ann Arbor in what will be one of the toughest games on the Buckeyes’ schedule.
Land Grand Holy Land’s Luke Zimmerman mentions that “This season, the school is not contractually obligated to wear an alternate, nor is the jersey a “Pro Combat” jersey as it will often be referred to.” The school had previously been in a contract with Nike that required them to wear alternates against Michigan in 2009, 2010 and 2012, as well as against Wisconsin in ’11.
While no one is entirely sure what the jerseys will look like, the Buckeyes did wear home alternates against the Wolverines last year (shown above), and these 2013 unis could be a road version. Ohio State isn’t one of those schools that always tries to bring some new fashion statement to the gridiron each week, so it’s always fun when they bring out some new alternate that contrasts with their signature traditional look. We’ll bring pictures to you as soon as they’re made available.