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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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https://twitter.com/#!/coachbeckman

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I like Blue too but we are the ONLY team in the BIg 10 that wears ORANGE! Thus ONLY ORANGE! Be Special! Go Illini!
Thank you Coach for clarifying the ORANGE tweets :laugh:

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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I'm wondering when the "Only Orange" t-shirts will be out for sale?? TB seems to be writing it a lot.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:25 AM   #3
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Thank you Coach for clarifying the ORANGE tweets :laugh:
LOL...he makes a good point though...have to make yourself standout in recruiting!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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His obsession with orange and it makes a ton of sense. STANDOUT when recruiting!

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RT @coachbeckman I like Blue too but we are the ONLY team in the BIg 10 that wears ORANGE! Thus ONLY ORANGE! Be Special! Go Illini!

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:28 AM   #5
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How long before the "Only Orange" t-shirts are available?? TB tweets it a lot!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:32 AM   #6
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Thank you Coach for clarifying the ORANGE tweets :laugh:
I like it. That is a good marketing idea. So let's take the next step and design some exciting orange uniforms with block I helmets.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:36 AM   #7
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I wonder if he'll bust out the orange jersey + orange pants combo this season...
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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I wonder if he'll bust out the orange jersey + orange pants combo this season...
That could work, but the uniforms need to be redesigned with enough blue and white trim to keep the team from looking like popsicles.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 09:48 AM   #9
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ONLY "ORANGE"!

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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I love the all orange idea, but do 18 yr olds like the idea of ONLY ORANGE?
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 11:40 AM   #11
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I wonder if he'll bust out the orange jersey + orange pants combo this season...
As much as he is mentioning orange I'm betting we wear orange on orange game 1.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 11:42 AM   #12
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I love the all orange idea, but do 18 yr olds like the idea of ONLY ORANGE?
Doesn't matter the color. It makes us stand out. Something different and unique compared to other B1G teams. In recruiting you have to stand out. There has to be something to make you different. The orange is a small thing but is right up that alley.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 11:47 AM   #13
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I've always liked Clemsons orange.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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Doesn't matter the color. It makes us stand out. Something different and unique compared to other B1G teams. In recruiting you have to stand out. There has to be something to make you different. The orange is a small thing but is right up that alley.
It also gives the team something to identify with and rally around.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:07 PM   #15
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It also gives the team something to identify with and rally around.
Exactly GHD. Anything to make us unique or different is good.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:11 PM   #16
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I just wonder about those "only orange" t-shirts? Is it going to be orange on orange or something else?
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:28 PM   #17
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A combination of Blood Orange and Tangerine.
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I just wonder about those "only orange" t-shirts? Is it going to be orange on orange or something else?

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:33 PM   #18
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Syracuse is my main reason for the ILLINI not to wear all orange. They look hideous! Why in the heck is #73 posing like that?? Is someone making a sequel to "The Birdcage" and he is going to tryout for a part?
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:37 PM   #19
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Syracuse is my main reason for the ILLINI not to wear all orange. They look hideous!
Simple solution: Go with ONLY ORANGE uniforms in the Clemson style and not similar to the ugly Syracuse uniforms.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:44 PM   #20
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I have always liked the Clemson uniform style and color. One of the players I coached played TE for them. He was the one who got tackled that started the on field brawl with South Carolina.

I'm not a lover of the block I tho. There has to be something better to put on the helmets.
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Simple solution: Go with ONLY ORANGE uniforms in the Clemson style and not similar to the ugly Syracuse uniforms.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:56 PM   #21
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Syracuse is my main reason for the ILLINI not to wear all orange. They look hideous! Why in the heck is #73 posing like that?? Is someone making a sequel to "The Birdcage" and he is going to tryout for a part?
LOL - I wondered the same thing about #73
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 01:02 PM   #22
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Personally, I thought the 60's throwbacks they wore a couple years ago were pretty sweet!

Has Michigan gone back to that modern throwback look that they wore most of the year this year? Thought it was ok but nothing to write home about.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 01:04 PM   #23
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If you do all orange, please make sure the shades of orange match. The ones we wore vs Mizzou a few years back looked awful because of this problem.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 01:20 PM   #24
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I just wonder about those "only orange" t-shirts? Is it going to be orange on orange or something else?
That's an interesting thought. By putting orange on orange, you could have all kinds of messages on the shirts/uniforms. Perhaps a gigantic orange Chief logo on the back of the jersey. And each game you could have unique messages specific for that week's opponent, like "Muck Fichigan". The fact that no one could see any of these images is beside the point; fans of "Only Orange" would know they were there.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 01:24 PM   #25
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Why in the heck is #73 posing like that?? Is someone making a sequel to "The Birdcage" and he is going to tryout for a part?
He's thinking about the fine diamond ring that he just bought at Jared.
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