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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
Not phenomenal, but those were fun years.
If I were Hoke, I'd:
1. Point at stuff
2. Start with a normal helmet every year and let the seniors choose whether to add numbers, gray facemasks and/or stickers (no numbers and stickers though). Nothing else is an option.
Didn't the practice helmets last year have grey facemasks?
These are not the helmets for the 2012 season. I worked for the team back during undergrad. Helmets and pads are thrown into storage after the bowl game and taken back out for spring ball. It's not until the summer that they're sent out to be re-painted.
Any chance it was during the RR years? Not that I'm wondering if you were one of the managers who was interviewed by Bacon.... /s
Your father wouldn't want to hear this, Sonny. This is business, not personal.
I was there during the RR years. Bacon never interviewed me, though. Despite RichRod being more open with the media, Falk still kept his minions away from bright lights and microphones.
Keep it bold, clean, and classy.
It is the best uniform in all the land.
I think even the flag cluttered things.
with those numbers, and facemask's this year so I say rock on with your badselves.
21 years of coaching and every senior who stayed had at least 1 big ten title... That is what " Those who stay will be champions" will really get you Ohio native Bo Schembechler.
I like both the numbers and the grey facemask, but it's not a huge deal to me either way.
Just end the helmet numbers please. Those small numbers look awkward and out of place below the winged pattern.
Another option would be to switch to Nike and get all black jerseys with blue chrome helmets and bright, bright maize winging, as well as a fluorescent "M" across the chest and neon blue numbers on the back.
Dont forget the wolverine claws exploding out of the shoulders.
"All I've had today is, like, six gummy bears and some scotch"
You have to leave room for the massive Adidas logo.
Nike has many interesting designs but putting the Adidas logo on their jerseys is not one I have seen before.
I like the blue facemasks better. Looks more sharper. Grey is just an ugly color. Yuck!
Can someone create a maize helmet with blue stripes, and a white face mask. That would be a bad ass Nike combat uniform helmet. I'd appreciate it if someone would utilize their skills and share.
I think the numbers on the helmets with the gray facemasks are fine. When Michigan had the numerals on the helmets in the mid-60s, the away uniforms had a block M on the shoulders rather than a number. In that sense, having the numbers on the helmet with those particular jerseys made sense. See the picture of Mel Anthony at:
I'd be cool if they went back to those jerseys though. Couple block M's on the shoulders with blue numbers; nice and plain.
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
Check out the difference between the number placement of those two helmets.
Hail to the college whose colors we wear,
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
I've never bothered to spend the time to track it down; but it must have been a rule. In the late fifties, I think every team in college football had numerals on their helmets. I feel pretty certain that we only did it to be rule-compliant, and it is merely a historical artifact now.
my eyes and brain dont like adjusting to the numbers. it takes attention away from the wings and like the block M its just something that shouldnt be messed around with... plus i really dont think it serves any function or improves branding.
I for one am not a fan at all of the numbers on the side of the helmets. I am hoping that they just go back to the traditional helmets and no crazy throwback uniforms. Fergodsakes there uniforms are already throw back uniforms!
...I'm just glad we got Joe Bolden wearing it!
“True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise — the other, loyalty.”
Personally, if we have to have throwbacks I'd like to throw back to the days when teams wore the same uniform the whole season and no one cared about nostalgia in uniforms.
We can't even wear the same uniform in the same game!
for the same reason players wear eyeblack.
I dont like the numbers or the grey facemask. Numbers clutter the helmet and the grey on the facemask just looks straight up terrible. Dont screw with the best uniform.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.
The numbers can stay or go, I don't really care one way or the other on that. I do care about the facemasks though, and they need to be blue. I do not like the gray masks at all. Not because gray is an ohio color, because they don't look good.
blue" Hey David Brandon, KEEP THE FUCKING FACE MASKS BLUE!!!!
We hate Michigan State. We don't like Penn State too. We don't care for Minnesota, Wisconsin or Notre Dame but we all hate O-S-U.
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No facemasks! Im sick and tired of this shit. If you think were going to have an 8-3 record and lose to fucking Purdue you are fucking crazy. I will fucking run you guys until your dead. I am not going to lose to fucking Purdue in this goddamn conference.....oops went into a Bobby Knight dream.
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+1 on the Grey Facemasks. Love the gritty, tough look ...and also the QBs can see the WRs a little bit better, especially under the lights...when the WR has a grey facemask.
IMO the darker maize numbers look better than matching those to the wings... when matched to the wings they dont stand out as much and are weakend-pussified. We dont want that. Helmets look the best right now. Very cool.
Times must and always do change. With that being said lose the grey face masks.
If I say a duck can pull a truck, shut up and hook the sucka up!
Anywhere near the helmet. The 'Riddel' is in red. Given Hoke's aversion, and Brandon's power over the universe, how does red get within 50 miles?
Honestly, wtf are they doing with all the uni/helmet changes? Jebus, we had the best look in football. Brandon clearly feels the need to keep up with the joneses of the marketing world, but I think this just shows reflexive thinking on his part. True leadership? Screw the trends and have the courage to say we won't f@ck with the best uni's in football.
Imagine how awesome it would feel the first time you see that in your locker.
"close your mouth and open your mind" - Al Borges
Maybe this makes me a bad Michigan football fan, but I honestly never really noticed the color of the facemasks.
I did, however, like the numbers on the helmets. I thought that was a really unique look (sans Alabama). Last year, anyways, I felt like it kind of sent a message like, "We are back to traditional Michigan football."
"Some people break under pressure; others break records."
What about this? Take or leave the numbers, doesn't really matter either way. There is a historical precedent for them or just leave them off. Keep the home Jersey, helmet, blue facemask intact. Use the gray facemasks on the road w/ the jersey shown above that is simple w/ blue numbers and block Ms on the sholders.
Don't mess with the home jerseys. Use the road jerseys to tinker with and roll out some new looks
"We talkin' 'bout practice, man."
These helmets might be practice or spring game only... there's still 172 days until Bama.
DO NOT LIKE.