Penn State’s uniforms have been some of the most iconic in college football history, so any change is something newsworthy indeed. So, when freshman running back Nick Scott put out a photo of a helmet with numbers on it the internet went crazy.
Yes, that’s numbers on the Penn State helmet. According to btn.com, Penn State have not confirmed that these are actual helmets that will be used in any form during the 2014 season.
However, one has to wonder how they wouldn’t be, given that it ended up on a players Instagram account. That doesn’t happen if it isn’t a helmet they will be using.
Could it be that it will be a one-off for the game in Ireland against UCF? That would seem to be the likely case.
Penn State aren’t strangers to the numbers on the side of the helmet though, as the Nittany Lions had that look through the late 1970’s. It also put them on as a tribute to injured linebacker Michael Mauti in 2012.
Given James Franklin has been all about creating buzz in his first offseason, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Penn State come out in something somewhat new/classic to start his coaching era at PSU.