Whatever happened to substance over style? Gimmicks never produce victories

The Oregon-ization of college football has migrated east at a pace best described as disturbingly swift.

Masters of keeping opponents off-balance with their 2,137 different helmet/uniform combinations (I might have exaggerated ... slightly), the Oregon Ducks are being copied like never before.

In 2013 alone, Indiana University showed off a veritable buffet spread of helmets. Five of them — five! — including one showcasing the state seal on one side.

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