UMass' jerseys have had black underwings on the home Maroons for the past few years so I don't feel like the black helmet is too much of a stray from the traditional colors. It's flashier which I think is aimed at recruits, hopefully it'll help them land some. All in all as an alumn and season ticket holder I'm for it.
Black UMass helmet unveiled
We already knew that new FBS and MAC member UMass was going to have a new uniform for this upcoming season. Naturally, that means a new helmet is going to be worn as well. Our friends over at Maroon Musket caught a glimpse of the new helmet on the Internet and were kind enough to share with the public.
Now you know I am no fan of schools adopting black as an unofficial color, so the overall reaction to the black UMass helmet is nothing I care to speak highly of, but this one does seem to look pretty decent as far as black uniform elements go.
Let’s have a look, shall we?
A.J. Black from BC Interruption, always ready to poke fun at the Big East and other regional rivals (which is cool in my book), said the black helmet reminded him of the old XFL…
— A.J Black (@BCHysteria) August 15, 2012
Don’t get me wrong, I still would prefer if UMass stuck to their regular color scheme, but I do appreciate how they keep true to that with their update logo. Still, I wonder what this helmet would look like with a shiny maroon hue, or perhaps even a shade of gray or somewhere in between on the color circle.
But, black is the way to go it seems. What do you think about the new black helmet for UMass?