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    Alabama Stripe

    Anyone know why some of the players have an Alabama stripe on the helmet? Not that it matters much



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    Quote Originally Posted by trueclone2 View Post
    Anyone know why some of the players have an Alabama stripe on the helmet? Not that it matters much
    It's probably just a piece of trainer's tape to help distinguish sides or something. I know they have those yellow bonnets, but maybe they need something more than that.


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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    I thought that originally but it is on both sides of the ball



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    Uh in Pop Warner we got a stripe if we were over 125 pounds so we couldn't carry the ball.

    Perhaps that's it?



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    Quote Originally Posted by trueclone2 View Post
    Anyone know why some of the players have an Alabama stripe on the helmet? Not that it matters much
    Distinguish between 1st and 2nd string



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    Maybe its to distinguish positions on the depth chart.



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    I understand that it's to help coaches evaluate film -- can see where players are looking easier with the stripes.



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    I wouldn't mind seeing a gold stripe on the helmets. I think that would look pretty sweet.



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    I understand that it's to help coaches evaluate film -- can see where players are looking easier with the stripes.
    That makes a lot of sense but I'd never thought of it before



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    Re: Alabama Stripe

    The Michigan helmets have something similar to what was mentioned above. The way I understand it the helmet design is based off of the old leather helmets back in the old days. It represents how the old helmets were sewn together and different pieces of leather to form the helmet. Also, the coaches liked the new design(Modern helmet)and color too so the quarterback can recognize the other 10 team members on the field quickly from the opponents and be able to tell if the receiver or running back was looking at him and which direction he was moving faster when passing the ball and/also the player with the ball can tell quickly which way the blockers were moving.....



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