The enthusiasm for the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry isn’t waning anytime soon. In fact, with Urban Meyer primed to lead his Buckeyes on a national title run with Brady Hokes’ Wolverines standing in the way, neither wants absolutely anything to do with the other.
That has bled into the world of fashion. This offseason, Michigan’s quarterbacks received a favor from Oregon State. Instead of wearing traditional red practice jerseys, they wore orange.
Now Meyer is doing the same thing in Columbus, and keeping all blue gear away from his practice fields.
Except he is forcing random NFL scouts, not players, out of blue shirts. According to Zac Jackson of Fox Sports Ohio, Meyer instructed two NFL scouts attending practice that their blue shirts were not welcome. They were provided with Ohio State shirts to wear for the remainder of practice
It sounds funny, but those forced to change were not smiling.
One scout for an NFC team who was there but not directly involved acknowledged that the incident was “embarrassing,” but didn’t want to say anything further.
Said another longtime scout who’s been to Ohio State this month but not the day of the incident: “It’s just not something that needed to happen. It could have been handled much better, and if that (blue-shirt) rule is going to be enforced, they could let us know.”
It sounds like those that were forced out of their blue shirts were seeing red. Get it? You get it.
[H/T: Bleacher Report]