the north face.com Irish to wear Rockne era uniforms helmets vs Navy
The helmet with the stripping that comes down, the stitching that went into it it appears to be stitching,” Grooms explained. “Hydrographics did it for us out in Oregon. It’s a really unique look the detail that goes into this helmet that they put into it to make it resemble the artwork that we saw originally when we met with archives and the prints that we looked at to replicate it into a modern day technology is pretty cool.”
The helmets just arrived on Wednesday so Grooms and his crew are working hard to get facemasks on the helmets and have them ready. The players will wear the helmets on Friday to get the proper feel for them.
“It’s fun to see the players excited about the entire uniform the different uniform,
” Grooms said. “And the fans are finally coming around to accepting that we are going to wear something different each year.”
The players will even wear old school looking brown leather cleats.
“Not of us were alive when we wore this so it’s really cool to show them the pictures of what we used to have and how far it’s changed and how far we’ve come in technology and to be able to incorporate this look,” said Grooms.
As for why “Rockne” on the back of the jerseys when Notre Dame traditionally does not have any name on the back of the jersey outside of bowl games, Grooms said,
” full blown tribute.”