Every Friday night before a Michigan football game, the equipment managers for the University of Michigan football team repaint and touch up the iconic winged helmets.

It takes four hours for the student managers to complete their task, but they don't seem to mind, after all it makes the team look sharp.

Michelle McMahon of the Big Ten Network paid the guys a visit before this weekend's game with Air Force.

But if you're wondering what the Michigan helmet would look like if they weren't touched up, check out this photo of the late great M running back Rob Lytle's helmet from back in the day before the touch ups. That is one beat up helmet.

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Lytle's son still has that helmet, and he tweeted this photo of it.