Time for change: Penn State football needs makeover, new colors

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Penn State Football 300x199 Time for change: Penn State football needs makeover, new colorsThe new¬†head coach of Penn State University, Bill O’Brien has his work cut out for him as he tries to replace legendary figure Joe Paterno.

Despite allegations surrounding the later part of his career, the man was a college football God.

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The first head coaching change in nearly a decade and removal of Joe Paterno’s statue is complete. Now the University must find a way to put things behind. In order to move past the horrendous actions of Jerry Sandusky and the black cloud it has created for Penn State, they need more.

Hiring someone outside of the Penn State circle, as they did in Bill O’Brien was a shock. It wasn’t a former player, coach or anyone who had any ties with Penn State.

The decision has had its detractors, including Lavar Arrington who has stated he will be putting his Penn St. items in storage.

While many may want to condemn the University for the hire, it was the right choice. Someone who can help them move forward.

Another item that would help them move forward is by changing the team colors and possibly the team logo.

Yes, it is a legendary school, but change is what the school needs and there is no debating it.

Just looking at the logo and the colors you flash back to Joe Paterno and the awful and creepy Jerry Sandusky. It is a constant remembrance of a horrible cover up that hurt numerous children, and now adults, that have lived with these secrets.

The NCAA has already acted and taken away wins from 1998-2011, what’s left?

Unfortunately Penn State will always be remembered for this one fiasco and changing colors and possibly a logo would be the first step to starting something new and moving forward.

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10 Responses to Time for change: Penn State football needs makeover, new colors

  1. jQue says:

    This is ridiculous!

  2. SDWJM says:

    Saw this once before. Changing uniforms isn’t going to help anyone forget Joe. Might be, MAYBE, we just don’t want to??

  3. tinman says:

    what an idiot, there will still be a full stadium and thousands outside at each game. no need to change the colors just because some people outside of the psu fan base think thats what needs to happen, change the colors and see what happens to the fans

  4. Nicole says:

    This story is awful, from writing to content. I am disappointed yardbarker headlined this story. Now I remember why I hate yardbarker.

  5. nick says:

    This should not be! The plain uniforms, colors, and logo are a part of PS history that MUST not be infringed upon!

  6. nick says:

    This should not be! The plain uniforms, colors, and logo are a part of PS history that MUST not be infringed upon!

    • Harry S. says:

      Tradition is a huge factor in the lure of college sports, especially football. Sure, a lot of the y7oung players and students are on the Nike bandwagon, but the people who buy the tickets and make contributions to the programs are NOT enthused over uniform changes, especially when those changes look like they were designed by a freaky rock band.

  7. Frank Shulock says:

    You are an idiot. Should the USA have changed it’s flag because of what Nixon or Clinton did?

  8. Orlando says:

    “Just looking at the logo and the colors you flash back to Joe Paterno and the awful and creepy Jerry Sandusky”

    That is irresponsible journalism to tie the two together. I guess you did what you had to do to have people read your column. So, do Miami, Nebraska, Ohio St, Michigan and every other school with a scandal need to change their colors or logo? I was waiting a to read some profound point on why this needed to be changed, but instead you go nowhere with your point and then point to the scandal. PennState like Alabama and ND do not have to change their colors, they are iconic and stand the test of time. Oregon can do whatever along with Maryland, b/c they lack the mystic or football legacy of a Bama or PSU. As a father of 3 who went to PSU (grad ’00) I am deeply saddened with the way the school handled this, but I am saddened more for the real victims, the children. I thought about putting all my shirts and hats away, but then I came to the the realization that Jerry Sandusky and his acts are not PennState. They do not reflect the character and morals that true PennStaters carry proudly. He is a sick man with an even sicker addiction. Leave our colors and logo alone as we rebuild the trust that was ripped away from everyone. As we law abiding citizens go about our daily lives as representatives of our proud university let the whole world see that this was one person acting recklessly who wore our colors, but does not represent us. He is NOT PennState…We Are PennState!!

  9. Mike says:

    So everthing at Penn State should be changed because of a report that is all opions and coculesios and not one fact. A report that blames everyone at the school except the Bioard of Trustees the people that paid $6.5 million for the report All I want to see is some proof

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