Earlier today it was announced that the 2012 Penn State uniforms would be breaking with tradition and feature player names on the back of the jerseys. They'll also feature a blue ribbon on the front to recognize the victims of child abuse.
The names may or may not be a one time thing moving forward, but O'Brien made the reason clear as to why he chose to put the names on the jerseys for the first time.
"We want our fans to know and recognize these young men," said O'Brien. "They have stuck together during tough times, and I commend them for the leadership they have shown. Moving forward, I'm deeply committed to honoring Penn State's traditions, while building a bright future for our football program."
Apparently the move to add the names came from a decision made by the players that are there now and if O'Brien's statement holds true it may be the one and only time we see this.
As for the blue ribbons?no comments