Ole Miss football is breaking out some new camouflage helmets this weekend, probably. However, they are not what you think when you hear the word “camouflage.”
Over the past few months, rumors have been swirling about some new lids.
Realtree Camo founder Bill Jordan caught passes from Archie Manning in Oxford back in the day and his son Tyler is also a Rebel. As a result, ever since Lane Kiffin took over, there has been an increasing relationship between the “#1 resource in camouflage” and the football program.
Kiffin, who is quite the sportsman in his own right, has rocked a lot of Realtree both on and off of the field in the last couple of years. And now his team will be doing the same on Saturday.
Ole Miss football will be wearing Realtree uniforms this weekend as it plays host to a Top-10 Kentucky squad. They’re unlike anything that you have ever seen before.
On Sunday afternoon, the team’s official twitter account changed its profile picture to tease the move.
Not long thereafter, Kiffin also teased the Realtree pattern on his social.
This came after Kiffin — well, Kiffin’s dog Juice’s Twitter account (probably run by his daughter Landry) — leaked mock sketches and prototypes back in June. They’re icy.
The Rebels will not be wearing these hideous helmets that I jokingly tweeted out amidst all of the smoke. They are ugly and Kiffin would never let his team wear them. Ever.
People took me very seriously, and one Twitter user even drew an outlandish, ignorant connection between the helmets and racism. He said that you can feel racism in the atmosphere at Ole Miss, which is simply not the case. Oxford is an extremely special place full of some really great people.
When I pushed back and asked what game that he attended— silence. Shocker.
While hunting camouflage will not be worn on Saturday, Ole Miss is going to wear camo. Kiffin is a big fisherman. He spends a lot of his offseason at his house in Boca Raton catching monsters.
Thus, rather than hunting camo, the Rebels will be rocking Realtree’s WAV3 fishing pattern. The helmets were officially announced on Monday morning and they’re icy cold.
As for the rest of the uniform, the combination has yet to be released. However, it is expected to be the WAV3 helmets, with a powder blue jersey, white pants, with camo accessories. The cleats look sick.
Here are some of the possible looks:
Never before in history has a college football program worn Realtree uniforms. Ole Miss is the first and they’re going to be different than anything you’ve ever seen on the field before. DRIP IN THE ‘SIP!