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New UTSA helmet for 2015 has familiar Longhorn flavor

UTSA football helmets for 2015. Photo via Andrew Lind.UTSA football helmets for 2015. Photo via Andrew Lind.

UTSA is a program I am very much enjoying grow as a program. Ever since I had head coach Larry Coker on the podcast as a guest to talk about starting up the program, I have been pulling for the Roadrunners. Last season started off with a bang with a convincing win over Houston and a near-upset of Arizona, but the season lost steam. Regardless, I have thought UTSA has been looking good on the field when it comes to the uniforms. In 2015, there look to be a pair of new helmets to be wearing, and I like both of them.

I do not know which one of these will be the primary helmet and which will be the secondary helmet, although I am guessing the darker helmet will be the more common helmet. Or maybe they are each an optional helmet. Whatever the case, they look good. The helmet seen on the left looks similar to the

I do not know which one of these will be the primary helmet and which will be the secondary helmet, although I am guessing the darker helmet will be the more common helmet. Or maybe they are each an optional helmet. Whatever the case, they look good. The helmet seen on the left looks similar to the standard helmet UTSA has worn, except it appears to be in the trendy matte finish. This looks awesome. As a refresher for those who are not familiar with my uniform commentary, a matte finish on the helmet is fantastic. I am also a fan of reflective chrome helmets. Speaking of which…

It looks as though the white helmet has a reflective logo on an otherwise standard white helmet. Perhaps a white matte finish is on the helmet although I cannot tell. Either way, it works. The logo mimics the one seen on the darker version of the helmet and replaces the Roadrunner logo seen previously on UTSA’s white helmet.

The facemask actually is a gradient from white to orange as well, which is unique and is pulled off nicely here. It is also reflective, which is similar to the finish of the facemask on the darker helmet and has been used before on the previous white helmets. But a first glance, doesn’t that white helmet look a like a helmet you might see for another college football program, in the state of Texas? I think the white helmet can best be summarized with this tweet…

Yes, that is correct. The white helmet appears to have a very familiar Texas Longhorn feel to it, which is not necessarily all that bad. Perhaps UTSA having air time on The Longhorn Network has something to do with that.

As long as we don’t see Coker attempting to duplicate the methods of George O’Leary in suggesting Texas fans can also be Longhorn RoadRunners or Texas A&M fans can be Aggie RoadRunners, we should be OK here.

What do you think about these uniforms? you can use the star rating below this post to share your grade for the helmets, and feel free to leave a comment with your opinions on the helmets.

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Kevin McGuire
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