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USC Football: Trojans to Wear Cardinal and Gold Cleats?

The Trojans are slowly modernizing how they do football. First it was the megatron at the Coliseum, then the black socks, then the John McKay Center earlier this week. Now, it appears as though the Trojans are taking their Nike sponsorship a step further, with cardinal and gold cleats in 2012, according to Matt Barkley on Twitter.

Earlier this year, Nike gloves had leaked on social media, but the it’s the cleats that could rile up some of the Trojans’ faithful, as it’s another breach of what some would call staunch, old school tradition, with the Trojans always wearing black shoes. Those who lost sleep over the black socks the team wore in 2011 surely could be in for a few more restless nights.

But whatever tradition cardinal and gold shoes dispel, there’s no denying that the players and recruits eat up Nike swag like nobody’s business. Oregon’s three million uniform combinations do wonders in terms of recruiting, as do all of the Nike innovations that debut in Eugene before anywhere else.

For now, as everyone gets used to the flash look of USC’s new Nike cleats, let’s see what you have to say. Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Vote in our poll and leave your comments below.

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