The Citadel unveiled some changes to its football uniform for the 2014 season at the Southern Conference media day this week in Spartanburg.
Perhaps the most noteworthy change is to the back of the helmet, where the name of each player's company at the military school now will be displayed in red letters, the idea of equipment manager Kevin Yeager. Each cadet at The Citadel is assigned to one of 21 companies, named Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and so on.
On the back of the Bulldogs' Adidas jerseys, where the players' names usually go, will be one of the words from the school motto: "Honor, Duty, Respect."
And the Bulldogs' gloves, also provided by Adidas, will feature an image of the school's Second Battalion.
The Citadel will also sport a navy blue jersey with white letters this season, although Yeager said it's not yet certain when the Bulldogs will wear that jersey.
The Citadel opens its season Aug. 30 against Coastal Carolina at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
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The Citadel’s home jersey for 2014. (Jeff Hartsell/Staff)×
The Bulldogs’ helmet will feature the name of each player’s company of the back. (Jeff Hartsell/Staff)×
The Citadel’s helmet for 2014. (Jeff Hartsell/Staff)×
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