Season is just HOURS away....
ESPN (yes, I know, boo, hiss, etc. etc.) has a page summarizing D-I* (*I refuse to use the FBS/FCS titles) uniform and helmet changes.... http://espn.go.com/espn/playbook/story/_/id/8312659/uni-watch-comprehensive-preview-2012-college-football-gear-part-1
A couple of helmet changes caught my eye, they are REALLY kewl:
Rutgers is going with a "chrome" helmet, but not a smooth or glittery finish aka tUOS, but kind of like marks from swords after battle, they call them "battle scars" -- its pretty neat, up close. Whether it plays nice of TV is another matter; definitely would have been lost on a standard def TV ten years ago, but on a 52" HDTV, it should be pretty popping ..... http://media.nj.com/star-ledger/photo/2012/05/10930004-standard.jpg
Army is moving to this bizarre, "toasted" colors with brown stripe -- it's not as nice as the camoflage helmet they had a few years ago against Navy (Best. Uniform. Ever.*) (*other than one with wings), but its very eye-catching. Now, if it's still eye-catching after 3 hours, I'm not so sure. But at first blush, it's nice... .http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8293/7807948246_4a84c6a955_o.png