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Favorite Ohio State Alternate Uniform?

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Though I'm certainly not a fan of the team, Ohio State has had a bevy of alternate uniforms over the years. I thought it would interesting to see which alternates are popular here, as there are so many, and they range from super-gaudy-nike-disaster to throwback to decent alternate.

 

Personally, I happen to like the all-black alternate, though I wish it was limited to just the jersey. Black is most definitely a key part of the color scheme so it doesn't feel too out there.

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The 1916 and 60s throwbacks are great too.

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The all black is a cool look. When they first introduced it I was resistant because BFBS and it's a traditional program. But as a total look in a vacuum (for a night game every couple years), a great addition to the uniform options. Plus, it's fun to have blackouts, which can act as a counterpart to Penn State's whiteout in our growing rivalry. (The all gray doesn't do it for me.)

 

I actually disagree that the black should be limited to the jersey, though. It's a gimmick look, so I think you need to lean in with the all-black, and I really think it works. Pairing an alternate black jersey with our traditional helmet and/or pants would only sully the primary elements. It's why I found the 2016 UM game so egregious. You have that glorious gray stripe throwback, perfect for The Game, and you put a bowling ball on your head? (Somehow not a bad memory...)

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Maybe in an exhibition game but wear the real helmet for Michigan please. 

 

The white playoff alternate is practically perfect and should be their primary road.

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I'd prefer a scarlet counterpart with white TV numbers as the primary home, but I wouldn't mind keeping the black TV numbers around. They are also very cool. (Also, OMG that Hawaii throwback!)

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Also have enjoyed these guys with the thick stripes and chrome stuff, especially in all white for some reason:

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