Mississippi State fans have heard new football uniforms were on the way.
On Wednesday, the Bulldogs unveiled the look they will don during their games with Texas A&M and Ole Miss.
State plans to celebrate â€śThe Snow Bowlâ€ť during its November 3 home game by wearing the TECHFIT uniforms which were inspired by the famous 2000 game versus the Aggies in the Independence Bowl. The colors are all white, with silver trim and metallic silver numbers.Â The helmet is matte white with a large silver metallic bulldog graphic and silver face mask.
The helmet was actually not an MSU design, as State fan Rocky Vaughn was credited with the design the Bulldogs ultimately went with, b But thatâ€™s not the only inspiration according to MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin.
â€śThe snow bowl uniform, we started talking about doing a real clean white uniform, and there was an old George Gervin â€śIce Manâ€ť poster from my youth where he was in all white with silver basketballs,â€ť Stricklin said.
The â€śBattle for the Golden Eggâ€ť look is a take off from last seasonâ€™s home game with Ole Miss. The road version is a white uniform with gold metallic numbers outlined in maroon, maroon helmet with gold trimÂ and a base layer featuring a Mississippi State logo on the sleeve.
In a day and age where uniform varieties are the â€ścoolâ€ť thing to do, Bulldog coach Dan Mullen feels his team can seem to benefit from their new duds.
â€śAny time players think it is cool, then Iâ€™m into it,â€ť said Mullen. â€śI think when they look good, they feel good, then they play good. They are just different, cool and our guys like them. I want 11 guys at a time playing as hard as they can and if being in cool uniforms can help that, then Iâ€™m all for it.â€ť
Mullen also explained the new look wouldnâ€™t hurt State on the recruiting trail either.
â€śI think the recruits will think this is pretty cool and thatâ€™s what they want to do is come play for a cool team,â€ť Mullen said.
Adidas became an exclusive partner with Mississippi State in 2009, and the Bulldogs are one of 13Â officially licensed schools to have an all-sport sponsorship with the company.
Mullen and the Bulldogs are currently enjoying their annual bye week before returning to the field October 6 against Kentucky.View more articles in: