Joey Sparks
14Oct/114

SEC Helmets: White Editions

There are two "hard-to-look-bad" elements for football helmets: 1) a gray facemask and 2) a white shell. With the flexibility and crispness of white in mind, here are the helmets of the SEC...in white:

Georgia

 

Classy look for UGA. Their standard red is one of the best in the conference, so it's no surprise it looks great in white. Too bad they choke when they attemptĀ uniform gimmicks.

Florida

Not a bad look for the Gators. Not sure it helps the current lid, though. That font needs to go.

Vanderbilt

Vandy looks sophisticated in the white. Maybe even in a admiral-dress-uniform way. It doesn't top the classic look of the gold, but it's still slick.

Ole Miss

Not a fan of Ole Miss in the white. And it wouldn't look good with their standard gray pants.

Mississippi State

Not a foreign look for State in the white, as they've done it before. The maroon helmet helps them look a little more intimidating on the field.

Arkansas

Arky may have the most to gain with switching to white. I'd at least like to see it at home with their red jerseys. And maybe it'd encourage someone to drop black from their unis.

Alabama

Again, not a totally foreign-idea, as Coach Perkins went white during his tenure in the '80s. Clean and classic. But not near as iconic as the crimson lid.

Which is your favorite white edition?

(South Carolina, Tennessee always wear white, while Kentucky introduced a white alternate this season; Auburn wears white each week and LSU will wear a white version of their helmet on October 22nd--but with old gold--as part of their Pro Combat set.)

Much credit to Fraser Davidson for hisĀ PSD templates. His site has a wealth of inspirational sports design inspiration.

*The marks and identities represented belong to the respective schools. I in no way claim ownership and in no way stand to profit from the depictions here.*

Posted by Joey Sparks

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  1. As much as I don’t like them, I have to admit that the White Florida helmet with the old school “F” logo from a 2010 season was pretty sweet. as far as these go, The Arkansas helmet is nice. I like the Alabama look but call me an Alabama fan, I’d rather keep it classic.

  2. Thanks for the comments, Batsell. I tend to agree with you. I’d probably like to see the new Florida “F” (that they wore in ATL in ’09) on orange helmet (with their orange jerseys). And I certainly don’t want Bama switching it up, but I’d be alright if they went white as a throwback look. Thanks again!

  3. Have you ever see the gray facemask AU wore a few years back?

  4. Don’t recall them. Seen pics of the orange facemask era. The navy mask looks sharp, though. Would be interested to see how gray facemask looks on a navy AU helmet.


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