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Ranking the football Uniforms: No. 11

Crazy-eyes Pete makes an appearance with the striped white helmet.

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Looking at these uniforms made me realize how badly I mis-ranked the Black-Orange-Black look a few days ago. I apologize for that. I don’t know what I was thinking.

A closer look at this combo:

Uniform No. 11: White (alt.)-White-Black
Worn: at West Virginia in 2013
Result(s): 0-1 (lost to WVU 30-21)

This game was the debut of the alternate white helmet (not the best alternate white helmet OSU has, mind you) but an alternate white helmet we’d not seen before this game.

I do love this combo — though again, you guys are right about the B-O-B being better — because it has a “oh, this is an elite team” feel to it.

Sometimes I feel like when teams go alternate helmets/jerseys/etc. you can tell “oh, that’s Houston” or “oh, that’s South Florida” — there’s an art to the alternate and OSU has figured out how to pull it off while not seeming gimmicky.

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I asked Carson Cunningham — a uniform connoisseur himself — to start weighing in on these rankings so you would get a different side of the coin. Here’s his take:

Carson: I loved the commenter who said your ranking of B-O-B caused your site to crash. I don’t think that was a coincidence.

This is a strong road look, though I think this picture is more appropriate:

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I have to give it up to the OSU equipment guys for adding the striped helmets. Think about it: A plain white helmet with Crazy Eye Pete would have been disastrous. The stripe also perfectly accents the rest of this uniform.

The stripe will be more prominent later in the rankings, I’m sure, with the branded helmet, but what I love about this combo is they tried something new. We’ve seen W-W-B, but they switched it up with the Pete-Stripe helmet. Bravo. I hope we see more of that this season.

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