New Tennessee helmet with checkerboard helmet stripe?

Tennessee may have less than enthused Vols faithful with the the hiring of Cincinnati’s Butch Jones, but I have a lot of positive things to say about the hiring. One thing I think may go over smoother is this potentially new helmet design shown off on Twitter by a couple of Tennessee players.

Kicker Derrick Brodus tweeted this image (below) saying it was designed by @TheBEZ11. I do not know if these helmets are official or not, but I absolutely love them.

Notice the checkerboard helmet stripe.

Notice the checkerboard helmet stripe.

You will notice that the overall helmet design is pretty straight forward, but take a closer look at the helmet stripe. The stripe is influenced by Tennessee’ signature checkerboard end zone pattern, and adding it to the helmet is a fantastic idea. It almost makes me wonder why nobody thought to do this before.

Here is another look at all angles…

Love it!

Love it! Via @TheBEZ11.

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