One of the failures of the Rhoad’s era, and successes of Campbell’s, are the uniforms. Rhoads refused to change uniforms or utilize alternate uniforms to keep up with the times, while Matt Campbell has embraced the trend. Iowa State’s new gray “Storm” uniforms and white helmets are super cool, and reflect the trends in college football and the changing interests of recruits (of which uniforms tend be important to). However, one new addition to the lineup was a bit...controversial.
Enter: The Bugle Helmet
The new Cyclone logo was introduced during last season’s clash with Texas, and was intended to be mostly used for Olympic sports (not football and basketball). Interestingly, the helmets received somewhat positive reviews nationally.
Iowa State will wear these sweet Cyclone helmets tonight vs. Texas pic.twitter.com/lKue2Qc5cr— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 28, 2017
Iowa State unveiled some new helmets with a new logo last night, and it kinda looked like a Buglehttps://t.co/z36UTkmImn— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) September 29, 2017
However, within #CyclONEnation and the upper midwest, the reviews were...less than positive.
is that a cyclone on iowa state's helmet or a bugle pic.twitter.com/TokkS3Q9Cg— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) September 29, 2017
Last night was quite the flashback. It was right THERE for the TAKING...— Kagavi (@kagavi) June 1, 2018
The team only wore the “Bugle Helmet” for one game last season, but for most, that was enough. However, that may not be the last we see of the infamous Bugle decal. Look what’s hidden in the corner of this picture:
WHITE BUGLE ALERT https://t.co/tFjsrRbJz4— Wide Right & Natty Lite (@WideRtNattyLt) April 10, 2018
Now, I will say that the logo does appear to look better on the white, but I will be saving my judgement in case we do actually wear the white bugle helmet at some point.
Do you like the bugle helmet?
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Logo, yes. Helmet, no.
Is the white bugle helmet good enough to wear in a game?
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No. Burn it.