If you've been on the Internet lately, Cal fans might have been getting a whiff of these babies from various football commits. Nothing has been confirmed, but it's sounding like that white helmets might be a part of our future at some point, at least based on the way players have chatted about it.
EXCLUSIVE look at the new helmet for @CalFootball @CalFootballEQ #uniswag pic.twitter.com/TZZCgM479h— Uniswag (@Uniformswag) May 17, 2015
May 18, 2015
Unofficial to Cal this weekend was great! Thanks to the coaches! @CalFootball pic.twitter.com/EoaZVjaQZj— jackson kaufusi (@jkaufusi23) May 18, 2015
Oh my. pic.twitter.com/QcRZg0kgpY— Terrell Bynum (@TDBynum) May 17, 2015
This is the year #CalGang pic.twitter.com/AvgQWxwD4P— Ray Hudson (@rayhudson11) May 17, 2015
Let's take a look at the wild and wonderful world of white helmets at Cal.
Cal debuted white helmets all the way back in 2011. They proceeded to lose to Oregon 43-15.
They tried the white helmets later that year. They went to UCLA and lost one of the most godawful football games I've ever watched.
They then used the white helmets for their 2012 home debut against Nevada. They blew the game and kickstarted the end of the Tedford era. The helmets were buried by Top. Men.
But they're circulating around! So it's clearly a possibility and Cal recruits and players seem very intrigued by them. Sonny Dykes has said that he isn't that interested in messing around with tradition, but if the players get hyped about a chance to play in white helmets, then there will be enough public sentiment to proceed forward.
What are your thoughts on these theoretical white helmets? Like them? Love them? Hate them? I KNOW you have an opinion of them.