Could It Be The End Of Michigan's Legend Jerseys?
A report from TheWolverine.com stated that new Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh, is expected to do away with the Legend Jerseys that Wolverine fans have become accustomed to the past few years. Since their inception in 2011, these Legend Jerseys were worn by the most impactful players on either side of the ball, and they honored legendary Wolverine football players. The recent players also wore a specially designed patch on their Legend Jersey.
The "legends" and their jersey numbers that were honored are as follows:
Tom Harmon (98)
Bennie Ooserbaan (47)
Ron Kramer (87)
The Wistert brothers (11)
Gerald Ford (48)
Desmond Howard (21)
The report also said that Coach Harbaugh is thinking about bringing back the helmet sticker tradition, which was a staple during Bo Schembechler's time as coach, starting in 1969. The tradition was that a player would receive a sticker on their helmet for the next game if they recorded a key play during the previous week's game. Harbaugh played at Michigan during the time of helmet stickers, and it seems like he wants to reintroduce them. The sticker tradition went from 1969 to 1982, then again from 1985 to 1994.
Will we see Michigan do away with the Legend Jerseys and bring back the helmet stickers? Possibly. But for right now, a Michigan spokesperson has said that nothing has been made official. Yet.