Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne announced during his Wildcat Wednesday email that the Wildcats were adding a copper helmet to their repertoire.
And I gotta say, it's pretty slick.
The copper is definitely unique. In the email to fans, Byrne said the copper was a tribute to the great mining state of Arizona.
"As such we embrace the idea that as the University of Arizona we will incorporate copper into a special helmet design to represent our state and University. Copper will not replace our traditional colors of red and blue, and the copper helmet will be worn on a limited basis."
It will be interesting to see which type of uniform combination the Wildcats decide to use with this helmet. The first thought would be all white, though I think the blue uniforms would really make this helmet stand out.
While teams all over the country are making radical changes to their uniforms, I think this subtle change is going to look good on Arizona. Now if it could only bring back the red helmet from 1980.
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