When LSU takes the field at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, they will be sporting a different look. It just might be the best alternate uniform you'll see this season.
This afternoon, LSU unveiled special uniforms designed to honor the "Silent Season" of 1918 when Tiger players, along with other students and faculty members joined the fight in World War I.
The uniforms feature a purple helmet that will shift to gold under the lights, as well as several distinct patterns meant to pay homage to those who served and those who died 100 years ago.
One hundred years ago, LSU football players hung up their cleats for a greater cause. Many students and faculty of the Ole War Skule left the campus to serve in World War I, continuing the school’s military tradition and canceling the 1918 gridiron season.
In honor of those who did not return, 30 trees were planted in the Memorial Oak Grove with one additional tree dedicated to “The Unknown” missing in action.
To commemorate the century mark of the Silent Season of 1918, LSU will emerge Saturday, Oct. 20, from the Tiger Stadium chute in specially designed uniforms that salute the past and pay homage to heroes.
Here is a video with a full explanation of the intricate details of the uni. You can find a full breakdown here as well.
First of all, the meaning behind these uniforms is powerful. Secondly, they look absolutely beautiful. We can't wait to see them in action.
LSU hosts Mississippi State at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.