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Illinois considering new helmets for 2012

Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:05 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 4:24 pm
 


Posted by Tom Fornelli


Illinois will take to the football field with a new head coach in Tim Beckman next season, but could the Illini be sporting some new headgear as well?

As the Big Ten Network's Brent Yarina informs us, the school is displaying three new helmets for recruits as they visit the Illinois campus. Though Illinois SID Derek Neal says that just because the helmets are on display, that doesn't mean the school is ready to make the change.

“While our coaches have been displaying those for recruits, those are just options we’ve been exploring for new helmets,” Neal told BTN.com. “No decisions have been made yet on helmet, uniform changes, or if there will even be a change.” 

If Illinois does in fact go through with the change, I'd like to put in a vote for the matte blue helmets with the block "I." Of the three pictured, that one is far and away my favorite.

Photo courtesy of IllinoisLoyalty.com

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Comments

Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:16 am
 

Illinois considering new helmets for 2012

As a fan from a different conference, I think it would be a bit difficult to come up with a graphic for a team called "Illini." So I would have to pass judgement solely on the visual appeal of the helmet design. Of those presented, I have to agree with the others and pick the blue. The orange with white lettering is sickly looking and should be dropped from consideration. The other orange helmet with bold blue lettering outlined in white is OK.
 



Since: Sep 23, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:01 am
 

Illinois considering new helmets for 2012

I agree with Tom. The matte blue helmets are far and away the best. If they want to change it up a bit like the Oregon's and Zona State's of the world then do matte Orange helmets with a blue block 'I' as well. A white helmet, which I would not be for, would probably also be in the works then.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:28 am
 

Illinois considering new helmets for 2012

I'm for the blue helmet,then the orange helmet with the blue "Illini" spelled out on the helmet followed by the orange with white "Illini spelled out to round the order of the three helmets shown above. CoolCoolCool



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:28 am
 

Illinois considering new helmets for 2012

I'm for the blue helmet,then the orange helmet with the blue "Illini" spelled out on the helmet followed by the orange with white "Illini spelled out to round the order of the three helmets shown above. CoolCoolCool


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