Things have been rough for the Akron football program lately. The Zips won a total of 3 games from 2010-2012, and while things looked better in 2013 (they almost beat Michigan!), they still finished below .500 at 5-7. Building up from the bottom of the MAC is difficult, but coaches are all about controlling the controllables. One major controllable? How awesome your uniforms look.
A few different images of some very slick gold chrome Akron helmets have been making the rounds on Twitter for the last few days, and they’re pretty cool. We’re not sure how Terry Bowden’s team will perform on the field this season, but they should look good at least, if these helmets are real.
Rumored to be (one of) Akron’s new football helmets. pic.twitter.com/HvIV8XbsGS
— Kyle Staton (@K_Stat10) March 28, 2014
Here’s a better look at the new Akron football helmet I posted yesterday. I’m glad it’s blue and not black. pic.twitter.com/FQi5r34zrB
— Kyle Staton (@K_Stat10) March 29, 2014
New akron helmets mannnnn! ✊ pic.twitter.com/SMSS7jXwIu
— ANTHONY LAURO (@ANTHONYLAURO1) March 31, 2014
— Vinnie Rizzo (@VRiZZ52) March 31, 2014
No word on whether or not the Zips have signed an exclusive broadcasting contract with NBC yet, but we assume that’s the next logical step here.