Illinois Football Uniforms

Richmond, VA
Here’s the email I sent:
Dear Equipment Staff,

I wanted to take a moment on behalf of all Illini football fans to ask that you please do a better job of aligning, placing, and applying our helmet stickers. Over the past many seasons, it's been conspicuously apparent that they have not been aligned (the I placed well vertically) or applied properly (like smoothing out wrinkles, air bubbles). We realize there are many different styles and shapes of helmets that have to be fitted, but other teams have shown it is a manageable process. For example, here is a video where they consistently get it right.

Example of bad vertical alignment and air bubble:
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I originally sent this email back in April and can see from recent social media posts, the problem is just as bad as it ever was. This is our brand, and all we want here is to look our best with greater attention to detail. Can you please show some pride and fix this!

Looking forward to a great season. Go Illini!
 
Here’s the email I sent:
Dear Equipment Staff,

I wanted to take a moment on behalf of all Illini football fans to ask that you please do a better job of aligning, placing, and applying our helmet stickers. Over the past many seasons, it's been conspicuously apparent that they have not been aligned (the I placed well vertically) or applied properly (like smoothing out wrinkles, air bubbles). We realize there are many different styles and shapes of helmets that have to be fitted, but other teams have shown it is a manageable process. For example, here is a video where they consistently get it right.

Example of bad vertical alignment and air bubble:
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I originally sent this email back in April and can see from recent social media posts, the problem is just as bad as it ever was. This is our brand, and all we want here is to look our best with greater attention to detail. Can you please show some pride and fix this!

Looking forward to a great season. Go Illini!
Couldn't the equipment guy put the helmut on a mannequin head so it looks like it will look when the player is wearing the helmut? The talented guy preparing the Oklahoma helmuts in the video uses his hand to mimick the look. Just seems like an easy fix. We don't want the Pettibone helmut look.
 
Couldn't the equipment guy put the helmut on a mannequin head so it looks like it will look when the player is wearing the helmut? The talented guy preparing the Oklahoma helmuts in the video uses his hand to mimick the look. Just seems like an easy fix. We don't want the Pettibone helmut look.
It's even easier than that, actually. So long as the helmet sticker is parallel with the horizontal bars of the facemask, you're good. That's easy to do even sitting on a table, and thinking of it in those terms makes it completely obvious what's wrong with Derrick Smith's helmet above.
 
Does anyone know what uniforms the football team is wearing tomorrow and for all individual games the rest of the season? Please post.