Spring Practice at St. X

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 12
    Location
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    Posts
    2,238

    Spring Practice at St. X

    Spring football is taking off on Poplar Level Rd. and WSTXsports has a brief report about what is going on. Also in huge news in regards to fashion is that the St. X Tigers will be featuring new helmets in 2015.

    Attached is the article about spring practice thanks to the students who put in the extra effort for WSTX!

    Football is Back!
    By: Jacob Hayslip

    It may have snuck up on you, but Tiger Football is back! Today marks the start of the 2015 season and Spring Football at St. Xavier. Coach Wolford and the boys will be taking the field this afternoon for the first time since November after a long offseason.
    Football is back! | WSTX Sports
    Advertisement

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 13
    Posts
    415

    What are the helmets going to look like?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 15
    Posts
    1

    Report of the helmets makes sense of the twitter post by former coach Mike Glaser. To sum it up.....The post had a pic of the traditional helmet and the quote," This helmet is a tradition unequaled."
    Makes you think that he is not happy with a change to the helmets.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 12
    Posts
    623

    A view of St. X's progress as a program after getting rid of Glasser...
    Name:  St. X.jpg
Views: 93
Size:  72.2 KB

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 12
    Location
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    Posts
    2,238

    From my understanding it's going to look the X that is on the back of the baseball jersey.

    There was an article about the new helmet on the WSTXsports, but appears to be taken down.

    Name:  X Logo.jpg
Views: 907
Size:  24.3 KB

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 14
    Posts
    614

    Interesting on the helmet........ Trinity has gone through some minor changes with the helmet in the past 15 years or so including changing the facemask from gray to white(2000 I believe and I am still not a fan of this, lol) and various shades of green, most recently in 2014 going to a matte forest green vs a glossy look but we haven't messed with the actual logo in decades.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 13
    Location
    Shang Ri La
    Posts
    2,769

    Wonder why this reporter is under the impression that they are going to run an Oregon style offense when that's not what he ran in Nashville?

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 15
    Posts
    417

    ShamrockChamp, think I remember a time when the Rocks had a white stripe down the middle...correct? I also remember the gray facemask. Can't go wrong with the white or gray. All about the logo...can't change that!

    No argument from me if X went to the logo on the back of the baseball jersey. I like it.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 14
    Posts
    614

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-School-Football View Post
    ShamrockChamp, think I remember a time when the Rocks had a white stripe down the middle...correct? I also remember the gray facemask. Can't go wrong with the white or gray. All about the logo...can't change that!

    No argument from me if X went to the logo on the back of the baseball jersey. I like it.
    You are correct, forgot about the white stripes with the white facemasks in 2000(Kevin White change).... There has been a single white stripe way back as well.... The X guys I've spoken to are not fond of altering the logo even though it does look fine....

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jun 06
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,532

    ^ I agree. The current logo on helmet is fine. Nothing wrong with the new one, however, other things need to change rather than the "logo" . . .

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jun 14
    Posts
    27

    When was the announcement made about the change on the helmets?

  12. #12
    thsrocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 01
    Posts
    3,507

    I understand it will be the X with a cross in it. It is being added to ALL uniforms and bookstore items. This has been in the works for 4 years. I was reminded the current X on the helmet was first used in 1974. It is the same style font as the K that UK used on their helmets for many years prior to 1997.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 12
    Location
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    Posts
    2,238

    I'm currently readying Coach Howard Schnellenburger's book, and the discussion about the logos and uniforms reminds me of the chapter about his time at Oklahoma. When he got OU he made some changes to the uniform and he talked about how that sent the boosters and Switzer followers into an up roar.

    Change is inevitable, and truly there is nothing wrong with the "new" logo, it's just different. As a former player the "old" X just represents something special, from the outside it's hard to understand and from the inside it's hard to explain.

    I am interested to hear more about the new offense and to see what changes are being made to an offense that has been inconsistent the last two season. Also, looking forward to Coach Bruner's defense and to see how he builds on a successful '14 season.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jan 15
    Location
    Sunshine (FL) via the Bluegrass State
    Posts
    70

    Quote Originally Posted by Iam4thecats View Post
    Wonder why this reporter is under the impression that they are going to run an Oregon style offense when that's not what he ran in Nashville?
    I don't think he ran the offense in Nashville (I believe he was just the QB coach)??? So I would expect it to be different than the offense at Father Ryan (even though I am not sure what offense they run.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jul 14
    Posts
    36

    I have been told the offense will be more of a quick hitting running attack in an attempt to set up some passing plays. They will still run more that they will pass, but will have the offense based on fewer sets with slight variations off of those sets to keep the defense off balance.

Top