Florida Football Officially Unveils New Helmet, Twitter Reacts

by Quentin Blount
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The 10th-ranked Florida Gators will be rocking throwback uniforms this coming weekend against the Missouri Tigers.

The Gators will be honoring their storied tradition on homecoming weekend with a throwback uniform to former head coach Steve Spurrier’s playing days in the 1960s.

The old-school uniforms will feature a new-school twist. Florida will be wearing blue helmets, blue jerseys, white pants and black shoes with the classic ‘F’ on each side for their jersey combination. Florida has not worn blue helmets since 1965. 

The official Twitter account for the Gators football team tweeted pictures of the highly-anticipated retro uniforms on Monday.

“Orange & Blue,” the account wrote.

Although the Gators have had various different football jerseys over the years, their look has remained somewhat consistent since the ’70s. According to Floridagators.com, the orange helmet was adopted by coach Ray Graves in 1968. The helmet featured an interlocking UF symbol until Charley Pell introduced the script Gators logo in 1979 during his first season as the coach.

Twitter Reacts to New Florida Gators Helmets

Gators fans had some mixed reactions to the new threads on Twitter but the majority were in love with the old-school look.

One user tweeted a GIF of former player and current WWE wrestler Titus O’Neil doing Florida’s patented “gator chomp.”

Another fan showed his excitement for the new jerseys by sending a video of head coach Dan Mullen dancing with his team in the locker room.

“WE LIT.”

Meanwhile, another Florida fan loves the new look, but pleaded with the team not to lose on Saturday.

“Please don’t curse these by losing on Saturday! These are sick!!”

However, not all fans were thrilled with the new uniforms. One fan in particular just wants to see them play better defense.

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