|I'm guessing Desmond received a sticker for striking this pose.|
Greg refers to a piece from Hail to the Victors 2010 by John Kryk (and Steve Sapardanis) in which the idea for the stickers did not originate from Woody, as many assumed it did, but rather from Bo.
Kryk described the scene in 1969 when Schembechler announced that the Wolverines would be placed stickers on their helmets after games:A visual of decal designs and dates used:
“Oh, like Woody?” a reporter asked.Kryk goes on to trace the start back of the “big-play” stickers to 1965, Bo’s third season at Miami, OH (then still nicknamed the Redskins). They used little red tomahawks.
“Uh-uh.” Schembechler grinned triumphantly. “Woody got the idea from me.”
Also in Greg's article, a quote from an interview Brady Hoke did with DetNews' Wojo shortly after his hire:
Q. Many fans crave a return to old Michigan ways. You’ve talked about being tough in the trenches, having a pounding defense. What about the little traditions, like helmet stickers again?Just the mention of coach Moeller and Hanlon leads this blogger to believe that both of those men will likely lend their favorable recommendation of bringing the stickers back. However, we're not one to jump the gun around here...so we'll just have to wait and see.
A. I don’t know about the helmet stickers yet. I’m gonna get some counsel from ex-players, from coach (Gary) Moeller, coach (Jerry) Hanlon. We are going to have captains, I can promise you.
However, that won't stop us from asking you, dear reader, your opinion.