The LSU football program is usually a team that holds true to tradition, with one of them being them wearing purple jerseys for the SEC home opener every season.
However, they announced on Monday that they will change that tradition and go with a completely different look.
The Tigers took to their Facebook account and revealed the “Gridiron Gold” uniforms they will wear when they host the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday. They are certainly a much different look than from anything they have done in the past.
The helmet is also pretty awesome as it is white with a gold stripe and numbers on the side. I am sure the fans will love this when they take the field for their SEC opener.
HELMET NUMBER – The numbers are a tribute to LSU’s helmet design from 1957-71, when the players’ jersey numbers were also displayed on each side of the headgear. Coach Paul Dietzel introduced the helmet design in his second season at LSU in 1957, when the Tigers wore black, two-inch “NCAA style” numerals on the headgear. The size expanded to three inches in 1958, the season LSU captured its first national title.
The Tigers and Bulldogs face off at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN2 Saturday.
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