By now you've probably seen the new uniforms and helmets Notre Dame will wear for its Shamrock Series game against the University of Miami on Oct. 6 in Chicago.
Anthony Fasano hadn't seen them yet but the Miami Dolphins tight end isn't a big fan of change at his old school.
"Someone showed me the uniform for the Ireland game [against Navy on Sept. 1]," Fasano said. "That was bad. They have like a spiral on the helmet or something."
Told there was a fighting leprechaun on the helmet for the Miami, Fasano grimaced.
"There’s a leprechaun on it? Not a shamrock?" he said.
No, definitely not a shamrock.
"I mean, I’m all for some creative uniforms, but it’s tradition," he said. "I don’t think Penn State would be doing that. "
Fasano, who starred in South Bend from 2002-2005 -- where he left ranked second in school history for receptions and receiving yards by a tight end -- can't believe his alma mater would mess with the famed golden helmets.
And neither can I.
"That’s something special," he said. "If you grew up watching 'Rudy' and know the history and [how] the student body takes part in the helmet-painting tradition, all that is cool."
Sketched leprechauns on multicolored helmets that look like they came from Middle Tennessee State?
Definitely not cool.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times