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A Few Very Eccentric Auburn Helmet Concepts

Let me just go ahead and get this out of the way. These are not connected to Auburn in any way. This is not an attempt to get Auburn to wear these. These are just some concepts from a guy who does this sort thing for fun for almost every Division I team. Now that we have that out of the way…

I was told about Charles Sollars‘s work a few weeks ago, and after seeing a few of his concepts from other schools’ helmets pop up on a few other sites, I figured you may want to see the fifteen different designs he has for Auburn’s helmets. Some would never, ever fly. Some might. What do you think? He has told me that if you have any ideas, he will mock them up for us, so leave those in the comments section.

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42 comments

Shaun 02/08/2012 at 1:41 pm

The folks at Oregon should hire this guy! Some pretty good helmets. The one on second row, far right looks like LSU colors. Yuck!

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Cari 02/08/2012 at 1:43 pm

I like the the Orange with the AU and the white with the old school tiger
I don’t understand the color schemes in a lot of these. One of them looks like LSU colors…. But overall I enjoyed this! I hope we stick with the tried and true helmet though.

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Foy Onion 02/08/2012 at 1:44 pm

I’m not particularly a fan of any of these, but I am intrigued by the logo on the third helmet on the top row. I’ve never seen that particular sleepy/sneaky tiger. Does anybody else know anything about it?

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The WarBlogler 02/08/2012 at 2:27 pm

i can not find it anywhere, and Charles says he deleted it when he was done. I love it. It’s like the ultimate “U Mad?” tiger.

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Foy Onion 02/08/2012 at 3:32 pm

Perfect for trolling bama message boards! I kid. I kid. Without a doubt, that’s not my scene.

Anyway, while I’m here I have a concept idea. How about we take the eagle A from the first helmet and put it front and center above the face mask (kind of like those Wisconsin throwbacks from a few years ago). Then we sweep the eagle’s wings back a la the Philadelphia Eagles. I think it would look pretty good on a white helmet (although not good enough to ever take the place of our classic helmet.

Also, I’m partial to the suggestions of both Jesse and Thomas.

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Bill 02/09/2012 at 12:46 pm

That is the original Aubie cartoon.

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FlyAuburn13 02/08/2012 at 1:51 pm

I doubt Auburn would ever go with something that flashy, but I think most of those are really cool. It’s fun to at least imagine.

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peggyrossmanith 02/08/2012 at 1:59 pm

Neat stuff. It’s fun to imagine, even though most of them would never make the cut. I’ll always be partial to the A with the eagle flying through it.

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D Lowe 02/08/2012 at 2:06 pm

These would be cool novelty items but I dread the day Auburn uses something like this. Keep it classy/old school. WDE

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Jacob 02/08/2012 at 2:28 pm

If Under Armour ever made a pro combat uniform for Auburn I hope they use one of these helmets. I probably would like the one on the second row in the middle for the helmet.

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Dave Bergfelder 02/08/2012 at 2:39 pm

I like the two tiger striped helmets that do NOT have a logo. To me a helmet that distinctive, adding a logo would almost be redundant. Also like the big AU helmet but the color of the helmet would have to be orange instead of the LSU looking color. I only see a possibility for a helmet like this being used for a bowl game. Now we would need uniforms to match…

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charles sollars 02/08/2012 at 2:49 pm

The so called lsu colored one is a rug that is being sold for your guys I didn’t touch the color just blew it up and wrapped it on a helmet

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Jesse 02/08/2012 at 3:04 pm

I’d like to see a few prototypes with orange face masks. Some I love, some I’m not fond of. Great job Charles! It gets the imagination going.

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Ron 02/08/2012 at 3:09 pm

Great work Charles, they all look great. Well done.. War Eagle…

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Thomas 02/08/2012 at 3:10 pm

one i’d like to see is a white helmet with the old plain orange A like on Pat Dye’s old hats. and make the facemask orange

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Aubie01 02/08/2012 at 3:46 pm

I’m very fond of the plain orange and blue striped one… Also the first four I would love to see out on the field.

What’s up with the LSU colors?

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Chris 02/08/2012 at 4:04 pm

Love the classic Aubie one, and the blue on blue tiger stripes. Fun stuff.

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Richard 02/08/2012 at 5:05 pm

Are those helmets silver?

How about this – same classic color setup on a white helmet…I mean white, white. Number on one side (just like this – http://www.sportsfanoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/ALXXAU6165A.jpg) and on the other “War Eagle” in simple block letters.

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DBAU81 02/08/2012 at 8:23 pm

These are creative, for sure, but they only make me appreciate even more how good looking our helmets are. Keep the tradition!

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Justin Couts 02/08/2012 at 8:45 pm

This cat is amazing. What would it take for AU to use one of these? A deal with him & Under Armor?

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Drew 02/08/2012 at 10:15 pm

Please don’t let the team where any of those… Ever.

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Jonathon 02/08/2012 at 10:29 pm

I concur.

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Daniel 02/08/2012 at 10:48 pm

i definitely like the white helmet with the A and an eagle comin through it. Very sharp

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Kyle Jones 02/08/2012 at 10:51 pm

I love the Eagle/A logo!

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Daniel 02/08/2012 at 10:52 pm

i definitely like the white helmet with the A and an eagle comin through it. Very sharp #wareagle

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Pollone 02/08/2012 at 11:05 pm

I dig a lot of these, especially #7 & #8. I’m generally a traditionalist, but I don’t see the harm in wearing an alternate uniform every now and then… and yes, I dig Oregon’s multiple looks.

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Ogre 02/08/2012 at 11:07 pm

I would definitely be down for the orange with blue stripes as a pro combat thing. I don’t know about stoner Aubie, but the rest are pretty cool, too.

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Paul the Oracle 02/09/2012 at 4:25 am

I did not think alternate helemets would ever look good but I absolutely love 60% of these…

What does everyone think if our Offense wore one style and the defense wore a different style during the A Day Game then Auctioned of the helmets and Jerseys to fans? It would boast attendance on A Day and TV viewer ship( more TV money for Auburn and more exposure for the Football team/school. It would be a great recruiting tool… it would make A-Day way more interesting. This would not effect the regular season where we stick to the traditional uniforms.. and we create new uniforms Evey year for A Day…. will someone give me a Amen?

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Wes 02/09/2012 at 4:26 am

These are awful. If Auburn had to choose one though, I’d go with the eagle flying through the “A”

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Paul the Oracle 02/09/2012 at 4:39 am

Oh oh maybe even wear throwbacks for A Day also.. Lets be honest!!! A Day is for the fans
P.S. I hate all the little changes on the uniforms last year… Barf.. list of bad ideas 1)side patches on the side of the arms they call stripes. 2) the war eagle tramp stamps 3) pointed stripes on pants. 4) the small name plates on their backs. We won a national championship with the normal uniforms in 2010

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Jason 02/09/2012 at 10:28 am

Boosting the hit count today?

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Michael J 02/09/2012 at 2:40 pm

The orange and blue tiger stripes without a logo looks too much like the Bengals helmet.

I do really like the orange helmet with the oval logo and the one with the eagle/A on it.

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sullivan013 02/10/2012 at 7:24 am

No. Hell no. Not with two cases of beer and three tubes of glue. No.

If they took the field with any of those, I would still be watching the tunnel entrance wondering when the team was going to show up.

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Cranford 02/10/2012 at 9:07 am

As a UGA fan I’m a traditionalist as well when it comes to helmets. I do like the eagle through the A one though if you had to use one. Maybe for like a throwback homecoming game or something. Trust me, you would want to play a lesser opponent when wearing one…. getting stomped by UF, Bama, or Boise is not fun, especially when wearing some type of gimmick.

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KoolBell4AU 02/12/2012 at 10:06 am

The burnt Orange with the Tiger Eyes logo is AUsome!
Really good work in all of this. For the record, I am not a fan of any of the striped Cincinnati Bengals style helmets.

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Ths0002 04/17/2012 at 2:02 pm

@WarBlogle

The tiger you are referring to, I sent him a few weeks ago. It was a sticker on an old mirror that was digitized. You want it again?

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AuburnMMA 08/02/2012 at 7:41 am

I had an idea on a uniform for the AU. It’s all about the Tiger strips….not to much thou. Down the strip on the Helment, Down the strip on the Pants and on the shoulder pads (kinda like Oregon did with the Duck wings) but better…..and leave the rest the same ole classic AU uniform.

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Eleanora Cleve 01/16/2013 at 2:15 am

when it comes to helmets, we should always use those that are made of tempered metal or engineering plastics.’

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Mike R. 03/27/2013 at 10:37 am

Could he do a white helmet with the traditional blue & orange center stripes with a logo that has the oval tiger eye logo nested onto the wingspan of the spread eagle but without the A? Basically, the logo would be a combination of the top-left one and the one in the 2nd column-2nd row.

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WestCoastTiger 04/29/2013 at 10:36 am

As a designer and former Auburn local and student I abhor any attempts to modernize this classic school’s logo and helmet.

I will take out full page ads to stop something like this.

Keep it classy, keep it classic.

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autigerpride 12/31/2013 at 7:39 am

I don’t see anything wrong with using multiple helmet/uniform designs. The classic look is fine, but using new, modern designs is ok too. It doesn’t change who Auburn is, it just brings them into the modern era. Today’s recruits like the new, flashy designs and it couldn’t hurt in that area.
I like the tiger eye design on one side of helmet and the AU on the other side. Also, having the tiger stripes down the center of helmet would be cool. Use the chrome helmet look to bring the flash.
WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!

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