No chance they're at all real seeing as they're Nike helmets and we've got what, 6 years left with Adidas?
Some dude redesigns the helmet
It's their Pro Combat helmet. Pretty much no mistaking the facemask and all the indents.
Edit: I stand corrected. After a little research it looks like it's just the Riddell model that Nike always models its Pro Combats with. Delonte Hollowell wears this model.
The uniforms are Nike, but the Helmets are Riddell.
They aren't Nike helmets, Nike doesn't make helmets. Those are Ridell helmets. I don't think college teams have deals with helmet companies. I think this is the same type of helmet that Roundtree wore all year.
No sort if "real" but the first one looks good
I like it.
I don't mind these too much because it's just changing the texture / finish. The all blue/black is bad. If it must happen, I hope it's something along these lines, ONCE A YEAR AND NO MORE.
My biggest complaint about the Pro Combat craze has been, what happens when we look back at pictures of the big games of this decade 20 years from now and cant tell who's playing who?
I saw his tweet and was like Nooooo!!!! But I read up on it a little bit and it is just a rendering of what our procombat helmet would look like through the eyes of the creator. He also did an all blue version which I didn't care for much, but it is kinda cool
Maybe we could put each player's astrological sign on the side? Or, their Twitter id. Or, a picture of some tasty Arby's curly fires, which could significantly boost in-stadium sales. Here I'll show you; I'll go ahead right now and boost some curly-fry sales:
Or how about this; we take the basic winged design, and we transform it into two shades of titanium/platinum, one in a kind of matte finish and one in a kind of mirror finish. It might look something like so:
Just trying to offer some helpful suggestions. You're welcome.
the lil M on the side
Its not real at all, please change the thread title. Some designer just came up with it on his own.
The Michigan helmet is hideous?
He didn't do anything except put a Bo Block M under the ear.
These are from thezuba.com. There's a new design for Wisconsin and for State that actually look kinda cool
The M on the side is sweet. It's like the M on Bo hats
Smooth as frick.
These helmets are tight! I'd love if we did it. The tradition argument has gotten old. Real old. I'd love if we switched to these
UM's uniforms are the best in college football just the way they are. This may be the wave of the future, but I'm not a fan.
It's not a Nike Helmet, it's a Ridell Speed Classic with a s2eg-lw-v facemask.
Nike does not mfg Football helmets, they only design bad uniforms for Ohio, Sparty and the Ducks.
When I was a kid...we're talking maybe 40 years ago...somebody announced they'd come up with a helmet design that would significantly reduce head and spine injuries.
He couldn't get it off the ground, supposedly because coaches hated it when they didn't hear that satisfying CRACK on a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Maybe times have changed.
I like our helmets just the way they are.
These are really beautiful, don't get ms wrong, but our helmets are the best in cfb - let leave them alone.
Which ones? The ones without numbers, the ones with numbers, or the ones with numbers and the grey facemask? We've got a couple now.
Patton wanted to redesign tankers helmets with a football helmet. That didn't happen either and he was Patton. Joe Flacco blows.
I have to admit, I'm almost ALWAYS on the side of tradition. I just feel that we have the most classic uni's in the game. Having said that, and I kind of hate that I feel this way, but I love that design! Love the "M"!
I like the way he went after the design. He basically says touching the wings would be stupid and we have the best helmet out there. But using things like classic Bo M and maize from before it went neon, I can appreciate the work.
Edit after looking thru the site and on the UTL section seems he went to UM.
I'm kind of a fan of the helmets. I don't know why most Michigan fans are ultra conservatives when it comes to jersey alterations but you guys have to think of the players and recruits. I know this is just some guy messing around with photoshop, regardless... These are 17/18 year olds playing the game, they want something fresh and new... This isn't 1970 guys, let's have some fun and keep the tradition of Michigan football on the field regardless of what they're wearing.
What they're wearing is a fundamental, defining part of that tradition. You see a winged helmet, even on a high school field, the first thing you think is Michigan. To paraphrase Fritz Crisler, "tradition isn't something you can buy at the corner store."
This "Some dude" is making spec designs as a fun-time amateur-hour art project. Methinks it's all a bunch of wasted time.
That's why you need adults running things. Kids make dumb decisions every day because they think they're being fresh and new.
And yet, this year, when we had adults running things, it translated into three different helmets, six jerseys, and three sets of pants.
Let the gimmicky schools like Boise and Oregon, whose traditions are largely promotional campaigns by the art department at Nike, be gimmicky. Let Michigan be Michigan.
The OP should add this link to thier post. Shows other helmet ideas and explains the ideas behind them.
Cool site and I didn't realize some of the other designs and detail until after reading this.
Nice work indeed.
Maybe I'm incredibly stupid, but what is the difference between this and the current helmets, other than the small block M?
Gives the detail and insight along with a photo of another M helmet
I'm usually always digging what Pipkins is saying, but today he said we should have maize jerseys! HELL NO!
Badass.... That is all
Leave the Michigan football helmets alone, or suffer a painful and agonizing death.....
I'm traditional but wow. That is awesome.
Both are badass in the link! Smoking!
but I also like this helmet.
For my display case in the man cave!
If we have to have retro and special edition uni's...I wish this guy was designing them. Somone send adidas his resume!
The Bo-style block M is decent. I don't like the one with black wings. It would probably be a question of experimenting with different matte finishes to find exactly the right look for TV.
I can't remember where I saw it, but I remember seeing a fan generated helmet redesign that simply changed the paint job on the face mask such that the maize brim of the helmet was demarcated in maize on the cage as well, with the rest of the cage blue.
Such a simple thing looked very sharp without altering the traditional helmet itself.
And the cage paint jobs have changed a bit over the years, so that shouldn't be the sacred cow that the wings have understandably become.
Incidentally, I HATED the gray cages at the Sugar this year: I had thought that the reason we left the old gray cages behind was because Bo wanted to purge the uniform of ANY Ohio coloring. So I thought bringing them back was misguided. I'd rather have the maize AND blue cages that continue the wing coloring motif as above than FILTHY GRAY.
If Hoke won't wear red, then our helmets should not wear gray.
I agree, I like it too.
I actually kinda like this. Not as an all-the-time thing, but I think the finish would look solid in a UTL game.
Go blue !!!!!