FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is in need of changes after two straight losses.
There was one noticeable difference for players when they walked into the locker room before Tuesday’s practice.
"You opened the door and saw them," Arkansas center Travis Swanson said.
Arkansas put its red helmets away this week, breaking out its alternative ones for the first time Tuesday. The white helmets are part of Arkansas’ Nike uniforms, which were unveiled with an elaborate video on the school’s website this summer. There are three different jerseys and pants (white, red and anthracite) and two helmets (red and white).
Arkansas officials said the white helmets were worn during practice because they need to be broken in before getting any game use. Swanson said it's important to "sweat in them a couple of times" so they won't be "just stiff and rock hard" when it's time to wear them during a game.
Several Razorbacks are hoping they'll get to wear the white helmets for the Rutgers game.
“It gives us a different look," Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell said. "You’ve got the white and the gray on there with the white and red hog. It looks great with the uniforms. I like the changeup.”
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau