Update: Chris Littmann of Sporting News confirmed with VT that the helmet is in “the beginning stages of design”. So yeah, it’s real.
Called Virginia Tech for some details on that stone helmet. It’s in the beginning stages of design. Not clear when/if it’ll be worn, either.
— Chris Littmann (@chrislittmann) September 19, 2013
Earlier: No, really. Apparently Frank Beamer’s website just released a new “hokie stone” helmet that Virginia Tech is working on. Via Roanoke Times’ Andy Bitter:
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) September 19, 2013