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Well, yeah. That can be called gold. At first you might think that it looks a lot like Ohio State's helmets which have the weird '70's motorcycle helmet glitter. I assure you that is not the case. If you click on the photo for the full size version, you will see that what appears to be glitter is actually the texture of the paint on the helmet. Yep, it has texture. Pretty cool.
One unfortunate side effect of these new helmets is that the student managers will no longer paint the helmets each week before the games. It's sad to lose a tradition like that, but that process clearly wasn't providing the kind of gold that could actually be called gold.
I love the new helmets and I'm excited to see them take the field in South Bend this Saturday. To see more about the process Notre Dame went through to create these new helmets, check out the video below.