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BYU Changes Jersey, Then Reverses Decision


In most cases, changes to the uniform or helmet are a big hit with the players. But that wasn’t the case with BYU this week.

Instead of leaving the last names on the jerseys, three words – tradition, spirit and honor – were set to become what the Cougars wore on the back this season.

The changes drew some complaints from players:

So later on Thursday night, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall tweeted this:

In the scope of college football and the 2013 season, this is a very minor deal for BYU. However, it's pretty clear the players and the BYU fans would much rather see the player's names on the back of the jersey, rather than a couple of words.