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Check out TCU’s new football helmet for 2012

A look at TCU's new football helmet.

TCU keeping the frog-skin pattern from former Pro Combat helmet

A look at TCU's new football helmet.

The TCU Horned Frogs are ready to move in to the Big 12, and if the photo of this helmet is any indication they will be doing so in style. The photo was shared via Twitter (protected account) by wide receiver Josh Boyce Monday morning.

Previously TCU mailed out ticket packets with a TCU football helmet on the cover, but not too much was picked up from that. In fact, the Horned Frog was still on the helmet. You may remember TCU’s Pro Combat jerseys from the 2010 season, which included this helmet…

2010 Nike Pro Combat Uniforms

TCU's 2010 season Nike Pro Combat helmet.

So if the helmet in the photo on top is the real deal, we can see the elements pulled from the Pro Combat helmet from 2010. The scale-like pattern remains, even if hidden by a darker color (think of Florida’s Pro Combat helmet from 2010), and the Horned Frog is removed.

TCU has not confirmed publicly that these will be the new helmets, but if they are then nobody here will be complaining.

On a slightly related topic, be sure to cast your vote in the Uniform Madness Tournament to determine the worst college football uniform.

HT: Eye on College Football

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