In a summer full of new uniforms, Texas A&M joined the mix on Thursday will new threads and helmets for its debut season in the SEC under new head coach Kevin Sumlin.
The Aggies’ helmet makeover wasn’t as big a change as originally anticipated, as Texas A&M has used essentially the same lid since 1979. Now it has been swept up in the “matte” fad with an awesome maroon lid with a traditional Texas A&M symbol. The face mask has also changed from white to gray. We love everything about the helmet.
Interestingly, a different version of the new helmet was tweeted by then-A&M recruit Devante Harris last winter, although we don’t know if this was a leak of an earlier version or just a fake.
The TAMU uniforms are a throwback to the 1970s, ditching the plain maroon and white uniforms for a combination of the two. The unis will have a “12th Man” logo on the sleeves and stripes on the shoulders. The jerseys have snazzy Beveled font. As you can see in the photos, the players modeling them show off a logo on their gloves of an outline of the state of Texas with the A&M logo.
The Aggies join Missouri – which also just joined the conference – and Vanderbilt as fellow SEC schools to already update their uniforms this offseason before the middle of July.
It’s hard to give this too high a grade since the changes are minimal, but sometimes less is more – especially at a school with as much tradition as Texas A&M: