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 “The Snow Bowl” 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. 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 that’s not the only inspiration according to MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin.
“The snow bowl uniform, we started talking about doing a real clean white uniform, and there was an old George Gervin “Ice Man” poster from my youth where he was in all white with silver basketballs,” Stricklin said.
The “Battle for the Golden Egg” look is a take off from last season’s home game with Ole Miss. The road version is a white uniform with gold metallic numbers outlined in maroon, maroon helmet with gold trim and a base layer featuring a Mississippi State logo on the sleeve.
In a day and age where uniform varieties are the “cool” thing to do, Bulldog coach Dan Mullen feels his team can seem to benefit from their new duds.
“Any time players think it is cool, then I’m into it,” said Mullen. “I 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 I’m all for it.”
Mullen also explained the new look wouldn’t hurt State on the recruiting trail either.
“I think the recruits will think this is pretty cool and that’s what they want to do is come play for a cool team,” Mullen said.
Adidas became an exclusive partner with Mississippi State in 2009, and the Bulldogs are one of 13 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.