Or the wings. Didn't the whole sticker thing get rejected already, at least for the year?
Decals and helmet stickers are entirely different.
no...someone posted it without a link to back it up I think
I believe someone who was at the DC Coach's luncheon or something asked Hoke about helmet stickers and he said they were not going to have the stickers. I'm not 100% on this, but I remember it being mentioned on this site.
Read his follow up tweets. Has nothing to do with helmet stickers.....
I like the idea of helmet stickers, if we can seperate them between athletic and academic achievements. I think honoring a player for his classroom performance is just as important at this level as honoring a player for his athletic prowess.
people need to let this helmet sticker thing go. why cover up perfection with tacky stickers? why try to look more like ohio state? moreso, why highlight individual accomplishments when its about the team, the team, the team (and yes, i know that bo used helmet stickers).
I don't care about helmet stickers being used or not, but Michigan would not be copying Ohio State. Helmet stickers began at Miami (OH) in 1965, coached by Bo Schembechler. OSU copied Bo.
I love bringing that up along with the fact that the Michigan Marching Band was the first to perform the Script Ohio. Those are fun little factoids to bring up to a OSU fan
the BTN currently has a special on Top Ten Best Traditions. The Script Ohio is mentioned of course, but no credit to the Michigan Band. In fact, they say it was first performed against some other team (I forgot which). Did anyone else see this?
Every account I've read says that the M Band did it first.
well, it was probably first performed by the OSU band against some other school, after it was first first performed by us at their house, right?
The MMB did NOT perform the Script Ohio as we know it today. They marched into a formation that spelled out a cursive OHIO in the early 30s, but it had little to nothing in common with the current OSU tradition of spelling out Ohio letter-by-letter with a continuous line.
So Bo Schembechler tarnished the helmet?
Yes, but even the greatest are allowed to make a mistake or two.
I will say that I like Georgia's stickers. The dog bones don't clutter the helmet and ends up looking pretty cool imo. On a side note, does anyone know what the black dog bones mean in relation to the white ones?
and other is Academic. I actually like the fact that they recognize the academic side of the house so the guy sitting the bench with a 3.8 in Engineering gets some respect as well.
"...does anyone know what the black dog bones mean in relation to the white ones? "
tells me you've been watching too much porn, sir.
Helmet stickers were the order of the day when I was at Michigan. They're not all that. Be careful what you ask for.
Stickers were fine when Bo had 'em, but there's no reason to go back. Leave the helmets clean.
Good God. Please, not that!
Besides, if it's all about "The Team, The Team, The Team," why hand out individual achievement awards after every game? Sends a mixed message.
It's fine to be anti-stickers, but it's silly to quote "The team, the team, the team" as justification. That's using a Bo quote to discredit a Bo practice.
But I didn't intend to reference Bo directly, just the concept of team in the generic sense of the term.
Having grown up with M football in the Bo era, I for one am all for the stickers. I don't give a rat's a** what tsio does or not (esp. since Woody snaked the idea from Bo.). I thought they were cool then, I wouldn't mind them now.
That said, I think you leave it up to the team. Let them decide if they wanna use them or not. If they decide to leave them off the helmets, then fine. If they want them, also fine.
Why should we really care? Isn't it about what's gonna make the team better? Not whether some dufus in row 43 thinks the helmets look better with/without stickers?