Helmet design backlash for Mizzou?
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
As we told you a few weeks ago, Missouri plans to unveil some new uniforms changes during their spring game on April 14th, and part of those changes include getting rid of the block "M" on the helmets.
Gary Pinkel says that the new changes are a huge hit with recruits. "They went crazy, those are 18-year-old kids, and (those concepts are) what we're recruiting against and what we're playing." he said of the new changes.
While the recruits may be an easy sell, the hardcore traditionalists may feel quite different about removing the logo that has been on the helmets for 40 years. "I know the history of that helmet, I know everything about that helmet," he said. "But we chose to take the 'M' off the helmet."
Studies have shown that people identify with the tiger head logo and the word "Mizzou" more than the block "M". Nationally, the block "M" is often confused for Michigan and others Pinkel added.