Could Penn State be switching things up a bit for 2014 by featuring helmets with numbers? While we don’t have a concrete answer on that just yet, this photo freshman running back Nick Scott shared to Instagram could hint towards throwback lids for the upcoming season. Scott posted the image with only “#24” in the caption.
According to OnwardState.com, Penn State dropped full-time use of numbers on its helmets in the 1970s.
*UPDATE* John Tuscano of PennLive.com has reported that the helmet is just a decoration, per head coach James Franklin.
“Basically nothing has changed. It is sitting there in my office. It has been there since I got the job…That’s the whole story.”