Blog Entry

Report: VT using orange helmets in Orange Bowl

Posted on: December 16, 2010 2:17 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

For all the flak Oregon gets about constantly fiddling with its football uniform, it's worth mentioning that stodgy old Virginia Tech has also developed a penchant for the alternate uniform (not coincidentally, VT is also a Nike-sponsored team). The Hokies have gone with their traditional maroon helmets , white helmets at the ACC Championship, and some really choice matte black helmets against Boise State (even if the rest of the special Pro Combat uniform was a little ridiculous).

Now, it appears the Hokies are ready to add a fourth helmet to their season's total: an orange one, presumably in honor of the Orange Bowl. Here's a picture of the new helmet, according to Virginia Tech blog The Key Play:

Now, we can't confirm that these helmets will be used at the bowl; The Key Play cited an anonymous source for this picture, and Virginia Tech's equipment department refused to confirm or deny the report when contacted today.

The image itself is pretty obviously legitimate, however; it'd be nearly impossible to alter an existing VT helmet in Photoshop while still keeping the details like the reflections in the helmet, and we're confident nobody went through the trouble and expense of physically crafting this helmet for the simple benefit of an online prank. So whether or not Virginia Tech uses the orange helmets on January 3 when it takes on Stanford , the new helmet's at least in its sartorial arsenal, and what better event exists at which to debut it than the Orange Bowl, right?

So what do you think? Thumbs up or down for the orange hat?

Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2010 1:21 pm
 

Report: VT using orange helmets in Orange Bowl

It is on hokiesports.com. The helmet is being used with the white uni's. not really bothered by the helmet since the color is part of the school's colors.



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2010 6:29 am
 

Report: VT using orange helmets in Orange Bowl

I agree Nike is making it more of a fashion show than a sport.

Roll Tide Roll!



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2010 10:18 am
 

Report: VT using orange helmets in Orange Bowl

If you look closely, you can see the reflection in the helmet of the person taking the picture. That does seem to suggest that this isn't a forgery. If you look really, really close, you can see your own reflection looking at the reflection of the person taking the picture.





Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2010 12:35 am
 

Report: VT using orange helmets in Orange Bowl

nike is a cancer for college football


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com