Virginia Tech will wear flat maroon helmets against Rutgers (Pictures)
When teams unveil new uniforms specifically for their bowl games, the results are usually hit or miss. We’ll file these Virginia Tech helmets under “miss.” If the Hokies were attempting to make their helmets as dull and boring as possible, they certainly accomplished that.
We’re not asking for someone to outdo these amazing Boise State helmets from earlier in the year, because that’s probably never going to happen. However, Virginia Tech could have put forth a little more effort than this. As Ty Duffy of The Big Lead pointed out, tickets for the Russell Athletic Bowl are selling for as low as $5 on StubHub. Perhaps the VT athletic department wanted to excitement over the helmets to match that of the actual game.