The rumors appear to be confirmed. Cal might very well be using white helmets early in the season when they head to Austin to face fellow white-helmeted bedfellows Texas.
In football related news, I've checked in w multiple individuals and the white/chrome helmets are *tentatively* planned for Texas— Nam Le (@AGuyNamedNam) May 19, 2015
So Cal will return to a variation of the stormtrooper look next season (I'd hope it's all white, because white helmets with blue pants don't seem all that great).
I don't have much to say on this anymore. What do you think of this look potentially coming out for the Texas game next season?
Here is a sampling of takes from our readers and editors from yesterday's piece on the white helmets.
Berkelium97: Why chrome for the face mask? Why not polished gold? Also, the bear logo should be blue.
Rugbear: Both the logo and cage should be gold...that might look cool! (Remember its 'Golden Bears' not blue Bears)
alpha1906: I ain't suiting up...If they like it, and it allows us to score one more point than our opponent, then yes. I still love the mustard yellow big game unis.
napabear: I love the all-gold look too. Cal was very successful with it too, before everything started to go south under the previous regime. Go all out- gold helmets too.
maveric23: I don’t like the design. Too big and busy. Let’s just stick to the classic and timeless "Cal" script please!
Bearly Legal: Well, it's not like our most hated rival wears white helmets or anything... Oh, wait.
EchoOfSilence: I absolutely love it. I understand this would probably be a one-game deal, but…. they just look so GOOD.
SuperEQ: This is why the terrorists hate us. I can’t believe these god awful helmets will not die, but the JOE ROTH UNIFORMS…. THE SINGLE GREATEST UNIFORMS IN THE HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE UNIFORMS…ARE NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!!!!
OddOskI: I suppose I can learn to love it.
CalBear949 AND AndyHogan14: Kill it with fire!
Senor Golden: I feel like older Cal fans hate them more than younger Cal fans.
Dasarte Yarnway Fan Club: I’M HIP AND WITH ITI’VE TWEETED BEFOREAnd I hate it. Helmets should only ever have block C or Cal script, in my book. Never really been a fan of the new bear logo, so….Shapeless logo+colorless helmet=meh.
DavidsonBear: They look pretty awesome and if you don’t think so, you’re flat out wrong.
JustBear: Design wise, that is so ugly. If they are going to use a white helmet, at least, couldn’t they do a better job? That is so uncreative.
wildaBeestmode: These will look bad ass in 3D.
royrules: I'm gonna throw up.
turkey: This actually isn’t bad, far better than the Cal script white helmets. Welcome to modern college football where you have to do this a game or two every year just for the hype. The slight gold tint to the cage really ties it together.
atomsareenough: Not particularly a fan of white helmets in general, but as far as white helmets go, these are pretty snazzy.