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SEC Program Unveils Awesome New Helmet For Season Opener

South Carolina "Script Carolina" helmet is revealed.

South Carolina opens its season against Coastal Carolina on Saturday afternoon. The Gamecocks are breaking out new helmets for the occasion.

The Gamecock Football Twitter account put out a dramatic new "battle armor" video on Twitter this evening.

In the video, a South Carolina player emerges from a body of water like Godzilla, wearing a pretty normal combination: garnet helmet, garnet jersey, and white pants.

South Carolina mixed it up a lot with its jersey combinations last season, but wore that combination against Louisiana Tech last season.

Midway through the video, however, the player reveals a new garnet helmet, with a script Carolina logo on each side, instead of the school's primary logo. It's a pretty sharp look.

Check out the video revealing South Carolina's new Script Carolina helmet here:

https://twitter.com/gamecockfb/status/1034583544989995008?s=21

As noted by 247Sports, this script logo harkens back to the 1980s, and Will Muschamp has been pushing it a bit since taking over the program.

Muschamp has been a major advocate for the "Script Carolina", frequently wearing it on his shirts and visors at practice and on polo shirts for casual outings. The script logo dates back to the Joe Morrison era. The Gamecocks head coach from 1983-88 wore the logo on his hat, completing an all-black attire that also made famous the "Black Magic" season in Columbia in 1984. Morrison was named by the Walter Camp Foundation as the 1984 National College Football Coach of the Year after the Gamecocks went 10-2.

It definitely works on the side of the helmet, and the response on Twitter has been very positive.

The Gamecocks and Chanticleers are set for a noon kick-off at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network.