Totally agree....our shortcomings certainly didn't have anything to do with any "glare" but that's just how that man's logic went. Nothing was ever his fault, there was always an outside variable in play.... but that was just one of many total 180s he pulled to try an distance the program from the previous regime....Was that really Beckman's reasoning? Not that I can't see Beckman pretending to explain that reason. Might want to tell Clemson, Georgia, and Oklahoma. Imagine how good they could be if they only knew to eliminate glare by losing the white facemasks....
Can we take a minute to remember we let Mike Thomas, and Becks decide what our brand looked like. Coaches are so quick to change tradition. I like a coach that has a little reverence for what has existed before them.My understanding with Beckman though was that we had already initiated the rebrand process and so Thomas gave Beckman & Co the green light to just start experimenting and do whatever they wanted until the new stuff came. So there were a lot of rinky-dink changes during that period.
Put the right on it and i think it'd work.To me the white facemask was only to match the white slant Illinois on the helmets. Since slant Illinois is the worst thing ever, white facemasks aren't too far behind.
No way a white facemask would work with the current helmets.
We've steered the ship to a better direction since then. I'm holding off until we get the new basketball unis, but I'm planning to examine the evolution of what we've done in a little more detail once we get them.Can we take a minute to remember we let Mike Thomas, and Becks decide what our brand looked like. Coaches are so quick to change tradition. I like a coach that has a little reverence for what has existed before them.
OH YOU MEAN THESE!!!Someone mentioned it in the basketball uni thread but I thought it merited conversation here. The "ILLINI" helmets of the 70s be made so much better today if you just lifted them higher and not so low over the ear hole that they were back then. Someone, I think Willini (Sic?) had that as his mock ups before the last rebrand. He had the zigzags on the pants, shoulders, and center helmet stripe that I didn't care for, but the ILLINI on the helmet I still think could be made great if done right. Definitely better than a bland block I