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    Helmet Stickers

    Just read an article giving a brief history of those famous helmet stickers used for various teams in the NCAA. Although I always knew is was based on performance, I wasn't sure exactly what kind of performance it was based off of.

    It noted that Jim Tressel likes to use the stickers as more of a teamwork approach instead of individual accomplishments and this reminded me on Chizik's approach to ISU as well. Its all about team, no names, no individual identity on posters, etc.; so how would everyone feel about starting the tradition of stickers on helmets. Perhaps a small cyclone symbol, or cardinal head of sorts.

    Thoughts? At the beginning of the season I like the concept and the look, but as the season goes on, I do feel it clutters the head a bit too much and also seperates some players from others which is definately against Chizik's philosophy.


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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Well, if it helps us run with the big boys like Ohio State, then why not?



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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Ohio State doesn't have a logo on the side of its helmet. They have a blank slate. Much easier to work with.

    ISU hasn't had helmet stickers since 1978. If you saw late-season footage from the Earle Bruce years, you'd be amazed. The interlocked "ISU" is barely even visible on some guy's lids. Awful.



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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Let's go back to the different color helmets that we had in the 80's. The best players had Maroon helmets. The others had yellow. J/K



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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Do you have a link? or was it hard copy?


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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Let's see what USC thinks of this idea first.

    Just kidding, of course.


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    Re: Helmet Stickers

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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    I suggested this to a friend when we were discussing the overall indentity/uniform/helmet change. I think it would be a fantastic idea if we took little cyclones (ala the redesigned cyclone on the 07 football shirt) and used those as pride stickers.

    We can award one for each win, so everyone gets at least one. Linemen can have them added for not allowing a sack, defensive line for getting a sack, defense for getting a pick, etc etc. I think it would definitely mesh into the team concept if approached right.



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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    No school Chizik has been at has done helmet stickers so I wouldn't look for it anytime soon...



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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Let's go back to the different color helmets that we had in the 80's. The best players had Maroon helmets. The others had yellow. J/K
    HAHA! I was going to say the same thing. Why mess around with stickers, we'll just give you a whole new colored helmet.



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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    No school Chizik has been at has done helmet stickers so I wouldn't look for it anytime soon...
    I never said I was expecting it, just and idea to discuss and see how well it would be recieved by the fans if it ever came back.

    I for one would enjoy seeing it if limited to special circumstances, kind of like what D4 spelled out. Otherwise it gets cluttered.

    FYI, other teams such as Georgia do the same thing even with having a logo on the helmet; logo or no logo, it can be done.


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    Re: Helmet Stickers

    Georgia's stickers are little tiny bones. They don't take nearly as much space as round stickers.




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