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Ole Miss broke out throwback helmets for the LSU game, and they’re gorgeous


This particular development in Ole Miss’ sartorial choices perhaps deserves an ALL CAPS post, but we’re trying to remain calm. Doing so is difficult, though, because LOOK AT THESE DAMN HELMETS THE REBS ARE WEARING AGAINST COACHO AND LSU ON SATURDAY NIGHT:

That’s Chucky Mullins Award winner Marquis Haynes’ helmet right there, and it is utterly gorgeous. Powder blue, with the number slapped monumentally across the side. This should become the standard, normal helmet Ole Miss wears on Saturdays, and we will broach no argument about that assertion.

The Clarion-Ledger’s Antonio Morales has some more detail about why Ole Miss brought back the Archie Manning-era lids.

And a partial transcript:

Ole Miss’ helmets are a tribute to those worn by the team from 1957 to 1968 and feature each player’s jersey number on the sides. The numbered helmets were worn during the most successful period in Rebel history with a share of three national championships (1959, 1960 and 1962).

We covered part of that history in our brief history earlier in the week, and we’re utterly thrilled that the team is sporting these for Saturday’s bout with COACHO and LSU. They look damn good.