The University of Wyoming football team is currently in the process of transitioning from the black and white to the gray and green color scheme.
Head coach Todd Graham was one of the first to take the change in stride.
The school, which is ranked No. 9 in the nation, used to play in a white helmet, but now the new helmet will be gray and the colors will change to blue and green.
“It’s pretty awesome,” Graham said.
“You’ve got a little bit of freedom.
I think it’s a great addition to the helmets.
It’s a really good look.”
The changes will be visible for at least one game, the first game the Wildcats face off against the No. 2 team in the Pac-12 Conference.
That game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 13.
For now, Graham said the helmet has a few tricks up its sleeve.
He said he used a pair of old shoes and a couple of old socks to make the helmet.
He also said he’s trying to find some new colors.
He’s using a mix of red and green and yellow, but the reds and greens are still yellow.
“I’m going to start out with the green and red,” Graham told the Wyoming Daily Chronicle.
“I’ll just have to experiment with the colors.
I’m not a huge fan of white.”
While the helmet is pretty cool, Graham has other ideas.
He wants to make a helmet that would let him play in an actual game.
“If you’re going to have a helmet, let’s just go with the red and the green,” Graham continued.
“We can play a game in it.”
If you’ve got any questions about any of the above, contact Mike Schmitz, WYOD’s football communications specialist, at [email protected] or 775-637-8585.