Here's the banner seen at the introduction of the new Osceola logo. It represents a life span of the original Chief logo designed in 1971, as we've documented here on G&G. But wait. The banner says 1976.
It doesn't take much digging to know that FSU's classic indian head logo was in circulation at least two years before '76. Below are photos of the icon from 1974, taken from various publications. One is a shot of the '74 cheerleaders with the guys wearing shirts emblazoned with it. And if you look closely, it appears the cheerleaders are standing on a large version of the logo on the 50-yard line at Doak.
The point is mainly to set the record straight. Still, we can't help but note that the inaccurate banner is further evidence of how this bombshell of a logo change was, to put it diplomatically, not well thought out.