Lou Holtz learns no-blue rule at OSU

Tony Paul
The Detroit News
Lou Holtz, with Jim Harbaugh and Devin Gardner at Michigan's "Signing of the Stars" event in February.

Dress codes even apply to coaching legends, apparently.

Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz was made to change out of a blue sweater when visiting Ohio State football practice Saturday, according to reports.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has a legendary "no-blue" dress code that applies to visitors, as well as his players and staff.

Blue, of course, is the color of chief rival Michigan.

Holtz changed from a light-blue sweater into a scarlet-and-gray pullover jacket.

Holtz is making the rounds this offseason. He was a featured guest during Michigan's "Signing of the Stars" event at Michigan in February.

Color dress codes aren't uncommon on college campuses.

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein chided a reporter this season for wearing a green shirt to a press conference, and even tells players' families attending games to wear any colors but green (Michigan State) or red (Ohio State).

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