Photo: IU unveils chrome candy stripe lid, others

Indiana Helmets

The Indiana football team unveiled six new helmets Monday in a YouTube video that can be found at the bottom of this post. Let’s just say, the Hoosiers, who wore two helmets the last couple of years (No. 1; No. 2), will have plenty of options to consider every week this season.

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None of the new lids will receive more attention than the chrome candy stripe design. Yes, you read that correctly. Don’t believe me? See it below:

Indiana Candy Stripe Helmet

It even has a chrome facemask! Here’s another shot. The rest of the helmets (two white, two crimson), all of which rock a white facemask, are a little less attention-grabbing.

Both white lids feature a thick crimson stripe down the middle (think 2011 Ohio State alternate), while one has player numbers on both sides (think Alabama) and the other has the school’s logo on each side.

As for the crimson ones, one features the current IU logo on the right side and the design of the state flag on the left side, and the other is a nod to the past with the old-school “I” logo on both sides.

Check out “The Reveal” in the video below:

Indiana’s Kevin Wilson tweeted this picture of all the helmets:

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Pete Bard on 6/3/2013 @ 3:59pm EDT Said:

Will it help them win and get to a bowl game? I can’t believe they lost out on Gunner Kiel..

ptb127 on 6/3/2013 @ 4:00pm EDT Said:

Will the new design help them to win some more games this year and get to a bowl!? I wish they would’ve landed Gunner Kiel…

Jason A on 6/3/2013 @ 4:01pm EDT Said:

That metallic candy stripe is dope! Wish Michigan would get a metallic winged helmet!

jj on 6/3/2013 @ 4:32pm EDT Said:

Glad we didn’t get Gunner Kiel. He is whiny.

Jason on 6/3/2013 @ 5:36pm EDT Said:

Please just go back to the uniforms you had when Mallory was coach! Please!!

Al Pittman on 6/3/2013 @ 11:33pm EDT Said:

I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!, that chrome one is the best!!!!!!!!, a new age helmet for new age players!!!!!!!

Mike on 6/4/2013 @ 12:53am EDT Said:

Of course they need a gimmick! It’s Indiana football….

Bob Thompson on 6/4/2013 @ 11:22am EDT Said:

If they could only play like the hoop team !!

Duane on 6/4/2013 @ 5:41pm EDT Said:

I prefer the white one with a red stripe down the middle and a red “N” on the side!

Seth Lampton (@sethIU98) on 6/4/2013 @ 7:31pm EDT Said:

The all whites from last year are better than all those.

Oz on 6/4/2013 @ 9:52pm EDT Said:

IU Football will always be IU Football. We’ll watch them win and we’ll watch them lose. New helmets won’t change much except attract recruits who care about uniforms or are on the fence.

However, with that said, damn those helmets are all awesome.

Carl on 6/5/2013 @ 5:36pm EDT Said:

Hey Look, more helmets than wins!

Scott on 7/23/2013 @ 6:09pm EDT Said:

I personnaly like the old “I” and crimson helmet. What about all white with a crimson I ?? If not t then I say the crimson and chrome.

Scott (IU 198 on 8/12/2013 @ 8:24pm EDT Said:

Maryland went through the same multi-multi-uniform thing and were horrible. It was a big distraction. All the great college teams still have the same uniforms and know their visual identity. Going out each week with a different uniform is not going to help.

Andrew on 8/17/2013 @ 2:43pm EDT Said:

Okay, Scott, what is your explanation for Oregon? They do pretty well changing up their looks…”know their visual identity”???? wow.