Take this one with a grain of salt, USC fans. A “new” shiny USC helmet (it almost looks like chrome) has been floating around the Internet Thursday morning. The supposed new lid, which also has a red face mask instead of the usual grey, was first posted by Inside SoCal’s Scott Wolf. He claims that a player told him they’d have new “shiny” helmets in 2014.
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) July 10, 2014
USC’s helmets are one of the most recognized in the sport, so some fans won’t be happy if this turns out to be true. It’s also possible that this is the kind of situation where the Trojans use them for one game.