Posted by Jerry Hinnen
It's those wacky neighbors to the Pac-12's north (both of them in that neck of the woods, actually) that have the reputation for uniform hijinks, but Cal's exactly never been shy about coming up with some wild variations of their own. Unless of course you think this look from last year's Oregon showdown says "simple, understated":
In any case, the Bears appear to be at it again. Via California Golden Blogs , this is a new white helmet that could debut as early as Cal's opener against Fresno State in San Francisco:
Per a student account at UniWatch , players have confirmed that the helmets will be a "one-time thing" worn on the road at some point this season.
But what will Cal wear with them? The white helmets won't do much (read: will be a total retinal trainwreck) for the Bears' all-yellow or all-blue looks, and pairing them with white jerseys and dark pants would look weirdly asymmetrical, too. Eye on College Football sees two workable options for the new headgear: 1. with white pants and a dark jersey 2. an all-white look like this one as modeled by Desean Jackson .
If the student account is any indication, the Bears may be leaning towards the latter, a potential "Storm Trooper look." Lots of school bands already play the "Imperial March " as a musical cue for their defense; if Cal's doesn't already, we suggest they break out their John Williams score sheets and get to practicing.
HT: DocSat .