Virginia Tech has sported so many different helmets this season that we suppose it was only a matter of time before the Hokies jumped on the matte bandwagon.
On Wednesday morning, the Twitter feed for Tech’s equipment room posted a photo of the matte, maroon helmets the team will wear against Rutgers in the Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl.
The color is nice, but if the Hokies plan on taking the field with the helmet as is (i.e. with no “VT” decal on either side of it), we’re in full agreement with blogger Ty Duffy of The Big Lead: “Given their 5-6 vs. FBS season, these bare, lifeless lids seem fitting.”
The fact that the photos show the helmet resting on a cardboard surface may suggest that they’re not a finished product. So we’ll hold off on assigning a letter grade and hope that a splash of color is added soon.