The Top 5 Lids In D1 College Football

Having a good helmet is the basis of a great uniform. The helmet is sometimes the most easily visible part of the whole outfit.

In this article, I’ll be listing my top five favorite helmet designs from THIS season. This list doesn’t mean I think these are the coolest helmets, but they are, in my opinion, the most interesting and unique ones in the game this year.

Well hope you’re ready, here we go!

Number 5:

Virginia Tech (White Outs)


(Source: twitter.com/AndyBitterVT)

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Although many people, including VT QB Logan Thomas, find these helmets repulsive, I appreciate the originality put in to these helmets.

It’s nice to see a team stepping out of their comfort zone and experimenting with a new design, that may not sit well with everyone.

I think more teams should try to break the mold and verge on the edge of crazy. You never know, they might come up with something ground-breaking!

Number 4:

Missouri


(Source: http://www.nikeblog.com/2012/09/11/video-putting-together-the-new-missouri-helmet/)

Nike does just has a knack for hitting uniforms out of the park. Case in point: good ol’ Mizzou. The matte black finish on the helmet helps the logo absolutely jump right out on the field. Such a simple helmet, but hands down one of my favorites that’ll be worn this year.

Check out the video below to see the helmet put together!

(video courtesy of WeAreMizzouFootball)


Number 3:

Notre Dame


(Source:http://kegsneggsblog.com/2011/10/20/notre-dames-helmets-now-10000-more-gold/)

Pure class personified. Notre Dame tried to capture history with this helmet and did just that. The goal here was to match the exact color from the Golden Dome on ND’s campus.

As you can see from the picture, Adidas hit it right on the head. Everything from the consistency of the shell, to the way it gleams in the sunlight mirrors the Golden Dome down to the tee.


(Source: http://ndnation.com/archives/2701)

As you can tel from the picture right above, Adidas didn’t cut any corners with this helmet design. They sat down, put in the time and came out with a product that is worthy of praise.

Check this VERY informative video about the helmet and the meaning of it’s history below!


(video courtesy of NotreDameAthletics)

Number 2:

Rutgers (Home Alternate)


(Source: http://espn.go.com/espn/playbook/story/_/id/8312659/uni-watch-comprehensive-preview-2012-college-football-gear-part-1)

When Rutgers introduced their new onslaught of helmets and unis, I was blown away. I can’t describe how quickly I fell in love with them. Everything about them screams bad ass. 

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know how much I adore Rutgers’ new uni combos and when it comes to the home, black alternates, this helmet is the cherry on top.

The “battle-scarred” pattern across the helmet, ties everything together for me and solidifies this helmet as one of the best in the entire NCAA. From the color scheme, to the design and meaning, these helmets are near flawless.

Here’s a cool interview of Senior DT Scott Vallone talking about how he likes the uniforms and his teammates reactions:

(video courtesy of prepknight919)

Number 1:

Oregon (Liquid Lightning)


(Source: http://gamedayr.com/gamedayr/new-oregon-liquid-lightning-football-helmets-detailed-look/)

Let’s be honest, in any uniform talks, Oregon is bound to show up somewhere. When it comes to uniforms and uniform combinations, the Ducks lead the pack year in and year out.

When Oregon came out in last year’s Rose bowl in the these beauties, a lot of people, including me, drooled profusely.

Little did we know the boys behind the scenes had something completely out of left field up their sleeves. On Saturday, September 1st, rolled out in the “Liquid Lightning” Helmets.

And wow did they impress. Week one showed us possibly the best helmet of the year.

Check out this really cool video of the reveal event below!


(video courtesy of hydrographicsinc)

Well that’s all she wrote folks! Agree with me? Hate every single choice? Let me know in the comments, or Twitter!

Thanks for your time!

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