We’ve been sounding the #NewUnis drumbeat on STL for a while now, reading every tea leaf for a clue at what the Hoos will be wearing when the season starts.
This...this would not be a welcome development.
A possible LEAKED photo of a new helmet for @UVa_Football #uniswag pic.twitter.com/5uBhq4vAKV— UNISWAG (@Uniformswag) August 3, 2016
[takes deep breath, counts to ten, still doesn’t help]
Thankfully, the UVA Equipment Staff tweeted back at us to confirm that these are, in fact, a whole can of nope nope nope. These are actually mini helmets.
@TheUVAFool @IfTonyTweeted @Uniformswag sorry that is a mini helmet with @Frank_Wintrich logo on it ⛓⚔ #HoosRising #EarnedNotGiven— Matthew Althoff (@UVAEquipment) August 3, 2016
Another user chimed in to say that this is actually a close-up of a small achievement award given to players over the summer.
@IfTonyTweeted @TheUVAFool this is a zoomed in version of the paperweight helmets they give for player achievement during summer. Not games— Schweik (@likeschweik) August 3, 2016