Fort Wayne Blue

August 27th, 2013 at 1:44 PM ^

Gallon was not going to make #10 a Legend's Jersey....ever heard of Tom Brady, Avery is not going to make the #5  a Legend's Jersey! The only # that I'm a little sad about is the Funchise! I don't know of any other 19's in history that are at his level.....but its alright! 

As to the Legend's program, I think its a creative way to honor great athletes! The standard at Michigan is so high, we gotta remember that even Kovacs was the baseline of expectation for Michigan defensive players! Mandich,  Dierdorf, Wheatley, Brady, Mike Hart, Cannavino ... guys who are legendary, havn't been classified as Legends......

A legend is one who transcends the program, the only guy in this era to fit that model is Denard, maybe.

Other possible Legends 

  1. Carter (1) - obvs [give them a few years to help us all forget Braylon]
  2. Woodson (2) - obvs
  3. Mandich (88)
  4. Leach (7)
  5. Diedorf (72)
  6. Backus/Long/Lewan (77)
     

TheDirtyD

August 27th, 2013 at 2:05 PM ^

1.) I doubt they were forced into changing numbers.

2.) To be able to be mentioned in the same sentence with these players that are honord is a legacy in its own.

3.) If a player had great year why cant they combine names on the jersey. Example: The Edwards Carter jersey for #1.

4.) Maybe wearing a legands jersey is just a part of a guys legacy.

robmorren2

August 27th, 2013 at 2:10 PM ^

The part that REALLY sucks, is if you had already purchased a Michigan #10 jersey because you are a huge Gallon fan. That jersey is pointless now, and you have to buy a #21 jersey. On the upside, that #21 jersey will be relevant until the end of time apparently, lol.

dcmaizeandblue

August 27th, 2013 at 2:13 PM ^

I am completely fine with this the same as I was last year. Raises awareness of the past players and I think players are excited at the chance to wear them. Hoke has clearly shown a willingness to give it to a wide range of players from seniors who've worked hard (Avery, Moore) to seniors who've produced well on the field (Kovacs, Gallon, Roundtree) to younger players that show great potential (Ryan and Funchess) and Morgan got one who is a solid contributor but not quite the hype of the other guys.

The hand wringing over this is pretty funny at this point. Your number 10 jersey can still be your Gallon jersey. He did wear that number when you bought the damn thing. 

B-Nut-GoBlue

August 27th, 2013 at 3:21 PM ^

Ok these are lame now.  Last year it was okay for some reason (except it wasn't, Kovacs to 11 was, weird) but now it's getting old.  Gallon is No. 10 dammit.

vablue

August 27th, 2013 at 3:48 PM ^

Of people that don't like it. I don't like the way the patches look and I don't like switching numbers. There has to be a better way to honor these past players.

KBLOW

August 27th, 2013 at 3:55 PM ^

Put me down for hating how the patches look.  The idea is cool and there's nothing bad about it, but the idea of new numbers becoming just as lengendary as the current crop of offically sanctioned legend numbers is one reason we all watch Michigan football. This program doesn't mean that won't happen, but it does seem to make it a little less likely.

TruBluMich

August 27th, 2013 at 6:49 PM ^

If I were these young men I would be honored to be chosen to wear a MICHIGAN legends jersey. Congratulations to all 3 of them!!! I love the fact they honor the former players by honoring the current players.

MGoblu8

August 27th, 2013 at 6:53 PM ^

If I were a current player who had had a good career like Gallon or Kovacs, I wouldn't want a legends number. I know they're trying to play off of the #1 mystique, but it is not the same. It's just not. I didn't get it when it started, and I sure don't get it now. Actually, come to think of it, Gallon should have said, "I'll switch, but only if its #1."

Buccaneer_9

August 27th, 2013 at 8:39 PM ^

This sucks.  I absolutely HATE the legends thing at this point.  Let's do the right thing and limit their use to the homecoming game.  The patches are distracting and now I'm gonna have to remind myself that #10 is NOT Jeremy Gallon & #19 is NOT Funchess.

I really feel like this takes away these current players' ability to leave their own fingerprint on the program.

Between this & uniformz, I'm starting to develop a strong dislike for David Brandon.