There has been a lot of talk about helmet stickers in the last couple of days. I like the idea, but I'm very wary of the execution.
The stickers from Jim's era were kinda ugly and very big. In the classic photo of Jim and Bo you can count less than 20 stickers on the side of his helmet and it's more than half full.
- They are way too big.
- They distract from the glorious winged design.
Stickers are not what make the Michigan football helmet so iconic. That's OSU's thing. We should go with something more subtle.
My proposal is the thin block M. (click to enlarge)
I think it's a much cleaner look, and you can fit a lot more stickers on the helmet. Just my two cents.
I just wanted to update my post from 16 days ago. Rivals has confirmed that Michigan will hold multiple football camps outside the state of Michigan this year. Two are confirmed in Texas and one in Florida. The California camps have yet to be confirmed. You really have to like the creativity of this staff! They are putting significant effort in trying to get elite players in the south to come to Michigan. Those are fertile recruiting gounds that our staff has put a great deal of emphasis on this year and next.
P.S. Old post from March 8th follows so you don't have to search for it.......
March 8th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Michigan Football Summer Camp in CA?
I read a very interesting topic this morning on a Rivals message board regarding summer camps for Michigan Football. The poster is very credible. A University of Michigan graduate that has built a very successful company around building and developing databases of H.S. athletes for universities and recruiting services. He stated that a source indicated that Michigan was in the process of setting up a summer camp in CA much like Penn State did last year in GA with Georgia State as the host.
There was some speculation that it could be The University of San Diego where Harbaugh used to be the head coach. Additional speculation was the possibility of a LA school where there is some of the best talent in the state or the Bay area which would draw many of the top prospects in Northern CA. He also noted that a person close to the program indicated that he would not be surprised if 50% of the '16 recruiting class would be comprised of TX and CA athletes. He went on to say that the current staff has the most connections in the following 5 states: CA, TX, FL, MI, & OH.
Some of you may recall that the SEC was not very happy with Penn State's James Franklin and his tactics last year with regard to co-hosting a camp in GA. I have linked a couple of those articles. In addition, I hope JH does set up a camp in CA and draw some elite talent from the state.
So, if Michigan were to make a change to their road jerseys, would you be in favor of going back to the old look of solid Blue numbers like some players are sporting in practice?
They sported this look of solid Blue numbers until Nike introduced the Maize trim to the numbers in 1997.
Personally, this is my favorite Michigan road jersey.
Didn't see it posted that he was taking his official tomorrow.
Sam Webb says his gut tells him he's coming to Michigan.
Just posted now. Has a bunch of clips from practices along with coaches and John Harbaugh. Almost like an NFL films version.
How special is it that this guy is our coach?