Lane Kiffin Thinking About a "Blackout" for the UCLA Game

A little chatter coming across town about Lane Kiffin thinking about a "black jersey" gimmick for the USC-UCLA game:

Two sources in Heritage Hall said USC coach Lane Kiffin is considering a uniform change for the UCLA game next season. One idea would be a predominantly black jersey because the teams are allowed to wear dark jerseys for the cross-town rivalry.

The reasons are familiar: Recruits are attracted to Oregon's many uniforms and it is cited as a reason for the loss of tailback De'Anthony Thomas. Arizona State will also wear an alternate black uniform next season.

Wolf who reported this "buzz" has this mock-up on his blog:

I thought the idea behind wearing "dark jerseys" for this game was to revive the tradition of wearing home uniforms for this last game? I don't think wearing "black jersey" was part of the deal.

Another point here. Does anyone really think De'Anthony Thomas chose Oregon over USC because of their uniforms? LOL. There is no argument that Oregon is one of the most creative athletic programs in the country when it comes to promoting their teams but I think Thomas went with the Ducks because they have a BCS caliber program now, while SC will most likely struggle due to sanctions and a head coach with mediocre on field record.

Still part of me gives SC credit for always looking ways to market their program. They are way ahead of Dan Guerrero's lifeless program when it comes to promoting their teams.

Unfortunately for UCLA and Rick Neuheisel right now there is not much the Bruins can do in response to this. Bruins need to have a great season and win this game. If they do not get that done, forget replacing Rick. The discussion here should focus on the inadequate leadership of Dan Guerrero.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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