Ohio State Buckeyes’ new face mask has a giant ‘O’ in the middle

Photo via Ari Wasserman/Twitter

Photo via Ari Wasserman/Twitter

Forget the Bane and samurai face masks the big, scary guys in the NFL are wearing these days. College football is all about tradition, and we here at Gamedayr’s UniBlog are all about teams bringing their unique conventions to the fore.

It doesn’t get more front-and-center than a face mask, does it? So, instead of what we’re seeing in the NFL, could Ohio State be the next team previewing the future of the face mask at the collegiate level?

Arizona was the first school to show off photos of a facemask with a giant “A” right in the middle of it, and here we have Ohio State breaking out a version of the exact same thing.

What do you think of the giant “O” on this Buckeyes helmet? Is it a solid way to bring a little extra swag to Ohio State’s very traditional silver helmet, or taking this whole uniform craze a touch too far?

[H/T: Bleacher Report]

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