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So as I sit here and watch Last Chance U on Netflix, I get the urge to try and tackle a possible rebrand of JUCO football teams here in the Magnolia State. Being a lifelong resident of the Coast, I wanted to start with Mississippi Gulf Coast (MGCCC) in Perkinston, as it is the "hometown" team around these parts. So for now, they are as far as I have gotten. I plan on doing the rest at some point, and you can follow that at huntthejones.wordpress.com if you wish. For those who don't know, they go by simply by Perk, Gulf Coast, or MGCCC. They are the Bulldogs, and their colors are Navy, Gold, White, and they have started to integrate a light Grey here recently that I think I'll run with as well. A quick Google search will turn up their current logo set which includes a rendition of the old Mississippi State primary, where "STATE" is replaced by "GULF COAST" and a secondary bulldog head that you see in Walmart on the local high school team shirts. The primary is pretty much cemented into the culture around the school (so much so that they have unofficially adopted the phrase "Hail Perk", so replacing it won't ever do, and I attempted to upgrade what is there by simply, well, making it simpler. The bulldog was my real project here. I wanted to create something that was iconic, simple, and theirs. So I searched an image for their particular mascot and turned up this as my inspiration: I sketched it up quickly and tried to turn it into a logo, which is where I need some C&C as I feel like it's missing something. So without any further rambling, here is the tentative logo set. My questions are, how does the Bulldog function as a logo, what does it need? Should I drop they Grey entirely? C&C please. Uniforms, etc. to follow.
It's that special time of year for those of us that actually give a damn about the lower divisions of college football. The NCAA Division 2 and 3 playoff selections are later today. I believe the FCS playoff selection is next week. I don't follow JuCo, Club or NAIA football, but I'm sure others here do and could enlighten us all on their postseason as it unfolds.
Alright folks, it's that special time of year for fans of lower division college football. Divisions 2 and 3 are wrapping up their seasons today, and tournament selection is tomorrow. Division 1 FCS tournament selection comes next week (11/22/2015). I don't follow JuCo or NAIA football, but I'm sure someone amongst us does and could provide further info on their respective postseasons. Best of luck to all the teams! Let the games (and trash talk) begin!
As I have mentioned in the past I love Bethany College's Helmets. Uniforms aren't bad. Not perfect, but not terrible. Next up is Kalamazoo - Simple Uniform + I love the helmet idea. What are some of your favorite designs for the small schools?