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If I ruled the college helmet design world


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Here are the keepers and how I would change others, by conference:

ACC keepers

Clemson, Florida State, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech

ACC changes

Boston College: Add the BC logo

Maryland: Go back to the 1997-2000 version

Wake Forest: Keep the black helmet, but use the angry Demon Deacon logo

Duke: Go all blue with the Blue Devil in the D logo

Big East keepers

Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, West Virginia

Big East changes

Pittsburgh: Go back to the script Pitt on the helmet

Rutgers: Use the Scarlet Knights logo instead of the R

South Florida: That U stands for ugly. Completely redo a new bull logo

Syracuse: These old-fashioned new helmets are awful. Go back to last year

Big Ten keepers

Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State (even though I'd like the Nittany Lions logo in there, but tradition is tradition), Wisconsin

Big Ten changes

Illinois: There is no decent logo for the Illini. Somebody completely start over

Northwestern: Use the Wildcat logo within the N on the purple helmet

Purdue: Unitalicize that P ... or better yet, use the locomotive logo

Big 12 keepers

Colorado, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech

Big 12 changes

Iowa State: I've never been a fan of that bird in the Cyclone logo. It needs to say Cyclones more than it says birds. A whole new logo is needed

Kansas: Put the Jayhawk on a royal blue helmet. This team is the birds

Nebraska: The N may be traditional, but I'd rather see a block N with serifs

Baylor: Use the new Bear head logo

Texas: Get rid of those damn numbers

CUSA keepers

Memphis, UAB, Houston, Rice, SMU, Tulane

CUSA changes

ECU: Use the Pirate head logo

Marshall: Use the buffalo head in the M logo

Southern Miss: Use the Golden Eagle head logo

UCF: Start all over with a new logo

UTEP: Go back to the Miner logo

Tulsa: Put the Hurricane flags into the helmet

Mid-American Conference keepers

Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami, Ball State, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan

Mid-American Conference changes

Bowling Green: Go back to the 1978 helmet

Ohio: Use the Wildcat logo

Eastern Michigan: Use the 1999 helmet, except make the helmet solid green

Toledo: Juse use the Rocket without it saying Toledo underneath

Mountain West keepers

Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Mountain West changes

San Diego State: Ditch the airbrushing effect

TCU: Get rid of the TCU above the Horned Frog and make the Horned Frog bigger

UNLV: Hopeless. Start all over

Pac 10 keepers

Actually, all of them. They're all pretty decent.

SEC keepers

Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee

SEC changes

Alabama: This may be sacrelige, but I'd rather see an all crimson helmet with the elephant logo

LSU: Get rid of the LSU and make the Tiger bigger

Ole Miss: Bring back the old Rebel

Mississippi State: Just make it maroon with the logo reversed

Florida: Ditch the Gators script for the Gator logo

South Carolina: Bring back last year's helmet

Vandy: Use the V with the commodore on an all-gold helmet

Sun Belt

Heck, just change every one of them. They're all awful

WAC keepers

Fresno State, Hawaii, Louisiana Tech, San Jose State

WAC changes

Boise State: Keep the Bronco but ditch the Boise State lettering

Idaho: Whatever happened to that Vandal logo with the man and woman in it? That's great. Bring it back and put it on the helmet

Nevada: Use the N with the Wolf head logo

N.M. State: We want Pistol Pete! Even the new, no-pistol Pistol Pete logo is better than the script Aggies on the helmets

Utah State: Use that bullish logo

Independents

Keep them all

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Nevada: Use the N with the Wolf head logo

HELL NO!!!! Theres a reson Nevada is phasing that logo out. Why? because for one it sucks, and two the fans wanted a change. I accually voted in a local Reno poll to ditch that sorry ass logo. The wolve they have now is way better

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So... Nebraska's "N" is traditional but needs changing to the serifed "N" most of the school uses. But Oklahoma's traditional "OU" (and officially the school is University of Oklahoma... Indiana University is the only state school (except SUNYs and Rutgers) that puts the state name ahead of the "University" in its official name), which doesn't match the italicized and modernized "OU" logo seen elsewhere, does NOT need to be changed? Please explain, because I don't know why one must be changed, but the other is acceptable.

I think Texas is going to oblige you; those helmets were apparently for the first game only as throwbacks.

I'm with you on SDSU - the airbrushing is hideous. Of course, so was the all-black leotard look they pulled off in the opener. For a team with great colors and a great nickname, they sure do come up with ugly uniforms.

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The Nebraska "N" may be simple, but that is the beauty of it. It doesn't change and looks good year after year. When schools get fancy with letters on the sides of their helmets (see Wisconsin in non-throwback mode), they get old quickly.

I must also respectfully disagree with your assessment of LSU. While I am not generally a fan of helmets that are too busy, it works in LSU's case.

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Rutgers: Use the Scarlet Knights logo instead of the R

Rename the school to New Jersesy Univ. and go from there.

Illinois: There is no decent logo for the Illini. Somebody completely start over

Use the big "I" in blue on an orange helmet.

Nebraska: The N may be traditional, but I'd rather see a block N with serifs

Agreed. The Huskers needs to mix it up a lil bit.

LSU: Get rid of the LSU and make the Tiger bigger

That generic block "LSU" on the helmet needs to go!!

Florida: Ditch the Gators script for the Gator logo

UF needs a complete overhaul. The "Gators" script is horrid.

South Carolina: Bring back last year's helmet

No no no! White helmets all the way!

N.M. State: We want Pistol Pete! Even the new, no-pistol Pistol Pete logo is better than the script Aggies on the helmets

I kinda like this new helmets. It's actually the best NMSU has ever looked.

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Indiana University is the only state school (except SUNYs and Rutgers) that puts the state name ahead of the "University" in its official name

What about Ohio University?

Pennsylvania State University

(It is not UPS, University of Penn State)

THE Ohio State University

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what is everyones problem with the USF Bulls logo.....its really not that bad, and the students love it

It's better than what they used to have, that's for damn sure.

you got that right, anything's better than what USF fans used to call the Iron Goat

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Indiana University is the only state school (except SUNYs and Rutgers) that puts the state name ahead of the "University" in its official name

What about Ohio University?

Pennsylvania State University

(It is not UPS, University of Penn State)

THE Ohio State University

I don't think he was talking about universities with "State" in their name. Most of them will have the state name before university (SUNY, Rutgers being notable exceptions).

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Alabama: This may be sacrelige, but I'd rather see an all crimson helmet with the elephant logo

...Best looking helmet in the college football nation.

That is just stupid to say that.

No it's not. No other helmet is as great as the Tide's.Here's more pics just for you.

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I'm guessing you don't like Syracuse's helmet (and uniform set) either?

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Alabama: This may be sacrelige, but I'd rather see an all crimson helmet with the elephant logo

Best looking helmet in the college football nation.

That is just stupid to say that.

No it's not. No other helmet is as great as the Tide's.Here's more pics just for you...

Numbers on helmets are lame. They're classy, but lame.

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Alabama: This may be sacrelige, but I'd rather see an all crimson helmet with the elephant logo

Best looking helmet in the college football nation.

That is just stupid to say that.

No it's not. No other helmet is as great as the Tide's.Here's more pics just for you...

Numbers on helmets are lame. They're classy, but lame.

thats like a oxymoron [look it up]

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