The Virginia Cavaliers will take the field at Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium tomorrow as they face the Navy Midshipmen in the 2017 Military Bowl.
For the game, the Hoos will be sporting a new accessory on their helmets:
The sticker features both Virginia’s and Navy’s logos, as well as the phrase “189 WINS”, honoring the coaching legend for his career wins. Welsh compiled a 189-86-3 record as the head coach of Navy (1973-1981) and Virginia (1982-2000).
Coach Mendenhall and the Hoos unveiled the sticker at today’s Teams Luncheon, part of the Bowl Week festivities.
.@UVACoachBronco shows the media the helmet decal the Hoos will wear to honor former UVA & @NavyFB head coach George Welsh. ⚔️ ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/WmQiWwHmSv— Virginia Football (@UVa_Football) December 27, 2017
The connection between the two programs and Coach Welsh is deep, as our own Eric Hobeck looked into earlier this month.
Virginia vs. Navy kicks off at 1:30pm on ESPN.