As the National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes get set to defend their first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship, distinguished head coach Urban Meyer has a new stylistic order for those under his reign. The ruling? An overall ban on wearing the color blue, the favored shade of archival The University of Michigan’s Wolverines, while in front of him. The requisite punishment when this playful edict is disobeyed? 20 perfect pushups.
Meyer’s regime has enjoyed unbelievable success thus far during his tenure at the helm of the Buckeyes, and perhaps his all-encompassing attitude and strict demeanor feed the cause. In fact, GQ reports that this rule not only now applies to Meyer’s players, but to the campus at large. Even two unsuspecting members of the student body were forced into the aerobic penalty this week in the middle of a class for donning blue shirts in Meyer’s presence.
Certain posts regarding Meyer’s sartorial decision and its enforcement have already been removed from social media, but students and players on the Columbus campus seem to be embracing the sudden emergence of this fashion faux pas. I guess tough leadership is easier to swallow when you’re winning the Big Ten and competing for the national title year in and year out. But, Buckeye fans beware – it might be time to adjust your end of summer wardrobe in accordance with this color ordinance, or just be prepared to pony up the 20 strict pushups anytime you can’t help but rock some blue. For more style updates all season long, keep it locked on morethan-stats.com, and follow us on all your favorite social media platforms.
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