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LSU has unveiled the alternate uniform and color changing helmet that players will be wearing Saturday against Mississippi State to honor the Silent Season of 1918. Per LSU:
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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.
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See more pictures and details of the uniform here.
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Storm Warning68 months
Plain uniforms and embarrassing. LSU should inform Nike and their god, Colin Kaepernick, to get lost.
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4Ghost68 months
Excellent! Awesome to pay tribute to Veterans. Now win the game, LSU!
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BoudreauxinGA68 months
These are stylish, meaningful and also transient. The best thing to do is win the game, let the kids keep the shoes, and auction off the helmets and jerseys to charity with the proceeds going to Hurricane relief. Louisiana has had great fortune this season with hurricanes, but other southern brethren haven’t been so lucky.
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TigerJeff68 months
Let me choose my words carefully. There is absolutely 100% no question that this is a great thing to do (honor these WW1 era Tigers.) No brainer. What I'm not getting necessarily is the connection b/w this uniform design and honoring them. Couldn't the same features have been added to the traditional LSU uniform? It almost sounds like some sort of hammy Nike selling point to justify the uniform. Is there something particularly about a purple iridescent helmet that screams out WW 1 era?
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SomeLSUguy68 months
No doubt about it, they are justifying these uniforms by including the WWI Tigers... but I have to thankful that our wild uniforms have a meaning. I believe Nike has it in the contract that they get to make alternate uniforms every few years (for some schools is it way more frequent), but at least they are taking the time to do some research and include features that represent our history. I like to keep it traditional, but every two or three years, I don't mind it... so long as it ties to the school. And I am all for represent the 1918 boys.
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alumni9568 months
Subtle oak leaf pattern and “1918” on back of helmets are classy acts.
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alumni9568 months
GREAT video that explains the meaning/symbolism behind the details of the uni
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Hopefully they wont live in infamy like the purple pants
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Mike da Tigah68 months
Helmets are nice, and theme is very respectful of the 100 year old sacrifice during WWI. I can appreciate the tribute, but it’s not something I’d want to see again as I like the traditional LSU uniform. No need to improve upon perfection once you’ve achieved it.
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Bamasuks68 months
Woweaux. Ieaux loveaux theaseaux seaux muchjeaux.
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Jwils68 months
You do know that the man in this uni is Jacob Hester, right? He and Moscona were talking about it yesterday on the ride home. Pretty cool.
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beauchristopher68 months
I'm starting to like these and am excited for the players and fans to see Saturday. The helmets are sweet.
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LSUNV68 months
Will have to see in person, but still better than the white helmets. Never liked the white
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TigerAxeOK68 months
Jmo, but I don't care for the numbers font. Other than that it's a damn slick alt uni combo. The scheme is nice and the helmet is just sick. I dig it.
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SoulGlo68 months
I think LSU should never change the Gold/White/Gold... ever... but these are fricking SICK. Beautiful. Finally, an alternate uni that is worth a damn. Very nice job. Can't wait to see them in action.
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JakeFromStateFarm68 months
Lol @ all these old fricks bitching about them wearing an alternate uniform for one game. Those helmets are the shite
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BayouBengal9968 months
Like they saying, watch the video before commenting or your opinion is irrelevant. Purple to Gold helmets are badass!! I like the all white and oak pattern. The Warrior helmet pattern with the Purple to Gold is going to look great under the lights of Death Valley!!! Stay until it's over and give our players the support they've earned. GO TIGERS!!! 37-7 "We Comin" It's going to be a hellava game! Can't wait!!
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tadelatt68 months
That is designed for the kids in high school that they want to get to come to LSU. Sorry kids but that helmet is ugly. Gold or White only please
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bengalman68 months
Like it!
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SirWinston68 months
Lofty alternate unis, mates :cheers:
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Russianblue68 months
more cowbell!
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