The Georgia Southern Eagles are a team of tradition. For years, aside from a brief, disastrous stint under Chris Hatcher, the team has ran the ground-and-pound triple option, Wing-T offense. The team has also always worn the traditional navy blue helmets on navy blue jerseys and white pants.
That is going to change in just a few days.
According to the team’s official website, the Eagles will be wearing white helmets for the first time in school history on Saturday when they host New Mexico State for homecoming.
This is the fourth straight season that the team has worn an alternate uniform as they introduced a charcoal grey helmet a two seasons ago and a camouflage look last year. The helmets this year will consist of the “GS” logo made famous by school alum and country music star Cole Swindell on one side and the player’s number on the other.
The school bookstore will also sell the same white homecoming hats that the coaches will wear on the sidelines.
The game is slated to kickoff on Saturday at 6 p.m. and it will be broadcast on ESPN3.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to GS Eagles