College Football Uniform Watch for Week 6
When the Arizona State Sun Devils and Notre Dame Fighting Irish square off at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, it will be as much of a uniform battle as a game of football.
The Sun Devils revealed their black-and-flame look that makes them look like Ghost Rider stunt doubles.
On the other side of the field, Notre Dame will be in white, gold and green with their latest "Shamrock Series" uniforms.
Meanwhile, in the Smoky Mountains, the Tennessee Volunteers will sport a "Smokey Gray" look while playing host to a Top 10 foe in the Georgia Bulldogs.
Next, the Baylor Bears will be following the chrome helmet trend as they break out their gold helmets that are shiny enough to illuminate the whole state of Texas.
Check out those new looks and more in this week's college football uniform watch.
Arizona State Goes Ghost Rider
Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham revealed the uniforms for the upcoming game with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Twitter.
The look will feature helmets covered in flames, as well as fire on the team's base layer.
The helmets look more like the finish on a custom motorcycle than something used to play football, so I'm calling them the Ghost Rider uniforms.
Graham has a few more images on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. He'll just have to hope his team plays better than the computer animation was in Ghost Rider.
While this is a nice idea, considering the ASU mascot, someone forgot to tell Graham and Co. that it is next to impossible to make flames look cool on anything.
Notre Dame's Shamrock Series
With ASU in all black, Notre Dame will be on the opposite end of the spectrum in all-white threads with candy-painted gold helmets.
The uniforms will feature shiny gold numbers and clovers on the shoulders, both with green trim.
By green, I mean the greenest green every conceived.
Bleacher Report's Brian Leigh has a breakdown of the uniforms from their release this summer.
Tennessee Goes Smokey Mountain Gray
Nestled deep in the Smoky Mountains, the Tennessee Volunteers will be paying homage to their state when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs, debuting their "Smokey Gray" uniforms.
It's a sharp look, but the only downer is that it looks like the Vols will just wear standard white helmets, with nothing new in either direction up top.
Bleacher Report's Randy Chambers has a full breakdown with more images of UT's new look.
Baylor's Chrome Gold Lids
The Baylor Bears will be "bringing the bling" with gold all in their helmets and facemasks for their Big 12 opener when they host the West Virginia Mountaineers.
A video released by the Baylor athletic department shows that the Bears will be sporting their new chrome domes atop black uniforms.
None of this is ideal in the Waco, Texas sun, but it'll surely look awesome.
Meanwhile, it looks like West Virginia will be going in the exact opposite direction with matte blue helmets, white jerseys and white pants.
Clemson to Wear Helmet Stickers Honoring Former AD
The Clemson Tigers released a photo on their equipment management Instagram account depicting a helmet sticker the team will wear in honor of the passing of former athletic director Bill McLellan.
Casey Vaughn of WISTV.com has a list of the many contributions McLellan made to Clemson during his time as the school's athletic director in the 1970s and '80s.
He headed the CU athletic department for 14 years and passed away at the age of 81.
Maryland and Rutgers Going All-White
Phil Hecken of UniWatch revealed that both the Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights will be sporting all-white uniforms this week.
Maryland's look will be familiar, as the Terrapins wore their "White Ops" threads against West Virginia last year.
Rutgers appears to have a brand new all-white look, complete with white and red helmets.