Illinois Football Uniforms

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I don't actually love the Giants helmets, but I do love how much everyone else seems to love them. I'm happy if Illini Nation is happy.
 
#102      
I dont think its a one off for week 0. I think Brett has made it clear he is not into that kind of stuff and is into more of a classic identity
Well and as we've been saying for years, everything about our helmet is maddeningly, inexplicably just objectively incorrect, in a way no one would ever choose. No sense in ever going back to that the moment we do something else.

My best guess is that it will be the proper white-bordered block I on the sides. But who knows.

The blue facemask was a fine enough idea in theory, but it always looked bad in real life, good riddance.
 
#103      
I’m not sure I’m a fan with bringing back the white accents on the helmet without bringing back any white numbers or letters or accents on the jerseys. To me that leaves a disconnect between the helmet and the rest of the uniform. I feel like we have to go all in on one approach or the other.
 
#104      
Washington, DC
I dont think its a one off for week 0. I think Brett has made it clear he is not into that kind of stuff and is into more of a classic identity
I find it so bizarre that football coaches get a say when it comes to uniforms. It should be handled by the athletic department with extremely precise guidelines that every sport follows. The goal should be to keep the brand consistent throughout. Bielema is here to coach, not for his sartorial flair. If I'm not mistaken, didn't Lovie veto the use of the shield because he didn't like it? I don't want our coaches making that kind of decision.
 
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#105      
I’m not sure I’m a fan with bringing back the white accents on the helmet without bringing back any white numbers or letters or accents on the jerseys. To me that leaves a disconnect between the helmet and the rest of the uniform. I feel like we have to go all in on one approach or the other.
Thing is, we've always had all kinds of white accents, including white socks and shoes which was always a bizarre oversight in the "no white" unis. (Michigan wears no white uniforms but with blue shoes and socks.)

White towels, white accents on gloves, there's always gonna be some white.

In terms of the jerseys we only get new ones of those when Nike tells us we do, maybe we'll return to white numbers then, I guess we'll see.
 
#106      
Washington, DC
I’m not sure I’m a fan with bringing back the white accents on the helmet without bringing back any white numbers or letters or accents on the jerseys. To me that leaves a disconnect between the helmet and the rest of the uniform. I feel like we have to go all in on one approach or the other.
Agreed. We've been through this so many times. We change things piecemeal and it completely messes up the flow of everything else. Remember when we first changed to the block I on the helmet? The outlining wasn't consistent with the numbers on the jerseys and it looked like it was done completely haphazard...because it was.
 
#108      
Agreed. We've been through this so many times. We change things piecemeal and it completely messes up the flow of everything else. Remember when we first changed to the block I on the helmet? The outlining wasn't consistent with the numbers on the jerseys and it looked like it was done completely haphazard...because it was.
I'm guessing the changes are going to be more just getting right the look we were screwing up previously but we'll see.
 
#113      
Richmond, VA
So the changes we can see so far are only on the helmet: white face masks and some sort of stripe added?
Ffs they better not go back to the epically awful underlined slant ILLINOIS on the side.
 
#116      
Richmond, VA
Everyone on twitter seems to think slant Illinois is back. I doubt that but I guess we'll see.
If so, the whole Ath. Dept. should defenestrate themselves immediately thus ensuring they can never endeavor to lead any sort of visual or aesthetic design ever again.
 
#117      
The Transfer Portal
Team Shield?
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#120      
So the changes we can see so far are only on the helmet: white face masks and some sort of stripe added?
Ffs they better not go back to the epically awful underlined slant ILLINOIS on the side.
The underlined Illinois at least fits the helmet. Would love of we went with a script Illini curved on the helmet in Blue with a white outline.
 
#124      
I'm sure this was mostly said as sarcasm, but I would love for the shield to be on the helmet (assuming it would be done well). It's something unique.
 
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