Coach Jim Harbaugh, whose helmet was filled with Wolverines stickers as a star quarterback in the 1980s, brought back the tradition upon returning to lead the program in 2015. As Michigan neared 1,000 all-time wins, Harbaugh changed the philosophy in 2021, opting for a team-based model that includes the all-time wins tally on the victory decals.
“The way the sticker was, didn’t really tell you anything. It was just a sticker on there,” Harbaugh said. “But then guys could know the rest of their lives what that sticker was for and what it meant.”
How helmet decals tell the story of Michigan and Ohio State