If you were anxiously waiting for Arizona to debut the Wildcats' much talked-about copper helmets then wait no further. Wildcat head football coach Rich Rodriguez has announced that the helmets will make their game debut this Saturday for the Wildcats' first Pac-12 home game against Oregon State.
"It is our first Pac-12 home game this year, so we're going to break out
the copper helmets," Rodriguez said, referring to Saturday's game
against Oregon State (7 p.m., Arizona Stadium).
"Copper is not going to replace our school colors or anything, but I think it is a tribute to the mining industry in our state."
While most of RichRod's players were enamored with the shiny new helmets, center Kyle Quinn was a little more reserved about the new headgear, noting that "With linemen, they get torn up anyway." Though he does admit that he likes the reasons for why the helmets were created.