When Minnesota takes the field Saturday against Middle Tennessee at TCF Bank Stadium, the Golden Gophers will be wearing some of the coolest headwear you’ll ever see on a college football team.
On Tuesday night, the Minnesota Football Twitter account sent out a picture of a gold helmet with a smiling cartoon gopher on its side, announcing that the team will wear the specialty helmet for the game Saturday.
— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) September 13, 2017
P.J. Fleck revealed the helmets to his team during a team meeting Tuesday, while also informing the players that they’d be wearing all gold against Middle Tennessee, in honor of mascot Goldy Gopher’s birthday.
— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) September 13, 2017
You know these helmets are special because they have inspired a near consensus among fans on Twitter.
Oh man, this is awesome. https://t.co/1gDLlVdZqF
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) September 13, 2017
Oooohhhhhh…. 👀🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/QnxnQpsYw7
— Kyle Goblirsch (@GobieMN) September 13, 2017
That is the sexiest thing I have ever seen https://t.co/BcloAegue9
— Chris Kern (@Chris_Kern11) September 13, 2017
Simply amazing. 100% awesome and I approve BIG TIME!
— Mr.Thor〽️an (@MrThorman) September 13, 2017
— Corbett Berg (@Pengy65) September 13, 2017
Is this real? If so….WEAR THEM ALL THE TIME. Also, make that the logo at the 50…and mid court for @GopherMBB
— Ken-Utepils Brewing (@STOBblog) September 13, 2017
The game between Minnesota and Middle Tennessee will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.