The odd thing to me is that the guys at Black Heart Gold pants apparently had real doubts about whether it could be pulled off at all, and whether it would look good if they did manage to pull it off. I even saw a few posts complaining that it would look like a giant bumblebee if it worked. "Bumblebee" is apparently not a desired image for the Hawkeyes.
Anyway, I thought it was interesting, and it seems to me that the same thing could be done at Michigan stadium. Alternating even and odd section numbers. The student sections could remain in Maize-out mode, and create their block M in the usual manner.
This was the pre-game imagining over at Black Heart Gold Pants. The actual version appeared pretty much like the pre-game rendition: