New helmets for Georgia Tech?

Multiple Georgia Tech players posted Twitter pictures of a helmet that may see action on Monday night in the season opener against Virginia Tech.

“We do have a second helmet that we have to wear a few times in practice in case we want to wear it during the season,” Tech spokesman Dean Buchan said.

Quarterback/A-back Synjyn Days tweeted a photo of the helmet with the message “New helmets … Lets Get It 9/3.” (The photo below is from his account.)

The helmet is white with adjoining hexagons, creating a yellow jacket nest motif. It is a rather significant departure from Tech’s traditional gold helmet and is an answer to the cries of many fans and some players for a fresher look. Tech will wear its white road uniform with blue trim.

“I just feel like we need to come up with some Russell combat uniforms or something,” Days said last week.

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553 comments Add your comment

GTJeff

August 29th, 2012
1:51 pm

David

August 29th, 2012
1:55 pm

Love them, glad GT marketing and Russell isn’t being left behind.

DesignerJacket

August 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

And everyone over 35 is gonna freak out. I love them.

Ken Sugiura

August 29th, 2012
2:02 pm

credit/blame lies with the helmet maker (Schutt), not Russell.

Jacket Time

August 29th, 2012
2:03 pm

I’m under 35 and we are not Oregon nor do we need to jump on that bandwagon. Please don’t make this a permanent thing!

George Stein

August 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

I’m 31, and I am not a fan. I suppose I’ll be telling kids to get off my lawn sooner than I had hoped.

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

looks like a damn golf ball

Stinger90

August 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

I wish the had the “GT” logo on the side.

bhamwreck

August 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

they do look pretty cool. At least if you are gonna get creative with the uni’s (which the 18 year olds love by the way) you can have something cool and not something dumb like Maryland.

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

and yeah I’m over 35

David Perno

August 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

Looks good to me

Lou Piniella's cap

August 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

While I like the new look somewhat, I think they could have also kept tradition at the same time by leaving the gold GT on the sides of the helmet with the bee hives in the background. Just my take though.

Jacket Man

August 29th, 2012
2:08 pm

You ought to see the rest of the uniform before you pass judgement, including the finished helmet (notice no face mask or GA Tech indicator). I can assure you it’s not Oregon, Maryland, or UGA from their 1st game last season…

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
2:09 pm

get off my lawn, you darn whippersnappers……and take those oversized golf balls with you!!!

ThePriceIsRight

August 29th, 2012
2:10 pm

30 – Like it

Jacket Man

August 29th, 2012
2:10 pm

When I say face mask, I mean they typically have the ACC on the front, etc, so the helmet ISN’T finished.

Bill

August 29th, 2012
2:10 pm

What’s wrong with keeping with tradition? I strongly dislike the new helmet

George Stein

August 29th, 2012
2:13 pm

Exactly, GTLee!

HighTech

August 29th, 2012
2:13 pm

Is the stripe the right shade of gold?

GT Man

August 29th, 2012
2:14 pm

Stupid as crap !!!!!!!!! Keep the Gold and the GT, thats the real Tech

Brave Hokie

August 29th, 2012
2:15 pm

Looks like someone ran thru a mesh fencing of some type…

Jerry Jacket

August 29th, 2012
2:15 pm

I like it a lot!!

Big Crimson 75

August 29th, 2012
2:15 pm

Driver or 3-Wood?

wes

August 29th, 2012
2:16 pm

Awesome!

Looks sharp.

WHITEandGOLD

August 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

They will have something on the side of them. If you look at our gold helmets they do not have gt logos on them either. Only game day helmets have logos on them and they have to wear them in practice.

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

HighTech

August 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

It’s chicken wire to pen in the hokies!

razorjacket

August 29th, 2012
2:18 pm

Put a gold GT logo on it, over the hive motif, and I like it (for one time only)

Jacket Fan

August 29th, 2012
2:18 pm

Titleist ProV1?

GTJeff

August 29th, 2012
2:18 pm

I’m 36. Wouldn’t give a shi.t if I were 20. Its not a good design.

NCJacket

August 29th, 2012
2:20 pm

Why are old people so opposed to change? Seems true in every aspect of life, particularly politics.

wrecked

August 29th, 2012
2:20 pm

Pokemon hemets.

wrecked

August 29th, 2012
2:21 pm

Pokemon helmets.

Tech Actuary

August 29th, 2012
2:21 pm

So I’m an actuary and I went to tech. Pause for jokes.

Anyway, I’m also thirty two and I hate this helmet, but not for the same reason as everybody else seems to. Sure it’s ugly and who really needs a bunch of hexagons on the side of a helmet, but I just hate gimmicks. Does anybody remember what’s happened the last two times we played in our “really cool” navy jerseys. We stunk. Georgia was all pumped about their black helmets and unis…guess what, they stunk too. Why can’t we just focus on making our blocks, holding onto the football, and with a little grace from above, tackling Logan Thomas…

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
2:21 pm

I, for one, am not afraid of change. Just make the change something decent, not an oversized golf ball

gt4ever

August 29th, 2012
2:22 pm

Well hey, there not as ugly as the Turtles…..

Big Ol Stinger

August 29th, 2012
2:22 pm

If they win, they’ll look great.

If they lose, they’ll be the worst looking helmets in the history of GT.

ChopChamps95

August 29th, 2012
2:24 pm

Guys, no need to get worked up in a frenzy over this. CPJ was the one who wanted to go back to the tradition of wear white tops and gold bottoms at home, so I’m sure this won’t be a permanent thing when its said and done. Its something different GT hasn’t done before and they’ll try it out for this game with it being on national tv then they’ll go back to the regular gold helmets.

OldGoldJacket

August 29th, 2012
2:24 pm

I would like to see the “comb” effect on the uniform, as well as the GT on the helmet…While most may not like the idea. updates and changing uniforms is huge in recruiting as well as expanding the fan base.

UGA Thinker

August 29th, 2012
2:24 pm

After counting with my fingers, thencheckin, then referring to a dictionary, I have confirmed that the shape is in fact a hexagon. I thought it was a sixagon, but it turns out it izn’t.

Ken Sugiura

August 29th, 2012
2:25 pm

Jacket Man and WhiteandGold are probably right. It wouldn’t surprise me if they put the GT logo on later.

albanyjacket

August 29th, 2012
2:26 pm

I am 65 and I like them, sorta..I think.

GTStudent

August 29th, 2012
2:28 pm

As a current student, I dont like the golf ballish look of this helmet at all

Savannah Jacket 912

August 29th, 2012
2:28 pm

Theres been rumblings around the net thats its actually going to be a brand new jersey design and russel hired a third party designer for the jersey no pics of the design is out yet but some of the coaches and players have seen it on a Ipad so lets just see what the whole jersey looks like bfor we bash it personally I love the fresh look.

GIVE ME A BREAK

August 29th, 2012
2:28 pm

Not very exciting. Would rather see a black helmet with a mean yellow jacket on each side.

jonathan

August 29th, 2012
2:29 pm

PLEASE NO!!!!!!!!

Awful

August 29th, 2012
2:31 pm

The words for what this helmet looks like cannot be posted on this blog. Basically it looks like chicken wire on the helmet. I guess the rest of the uniform will be black and white horizontal stripes so that they can complete the chain gang theme. Tech must trying to keep up with ugag by giving off the impression that prison is a good thing.

NCJacket

August 29th, 2012
2:31 pm

Savannah Jacket 912, I agree in that the whole package will determine how I feel about these helmets. More importantly, will it help us win.

Mike Bell 790

August 29th, 2012
2:31 pm

Cecil34

August 29th, 2012
2:32 pm

Whoever designed this must have been on black tar heroin.

Squirrels with crayons could have done better……