It's becoming clearer and clearer that if we're going to have college football this fall, we're going to have to get a little creative.
And it looks like some teams are doing just that.
A few college football teams will be masking up this season, and they took to Twitter on Friday to show off their new protective face coverings and face shields.
LSU and Texas rolled out transparent face coverings – which the Tigers' equipment team calls "splash shields" – which goes behind the facemask much like a traditional transparent visor, except it covers the lower portion of the facemask, as well.
Adapt. Adjust. Splash shields ready to go. pic.twitter.com/v0SW1xXA4m— LSU Football Equip (@LSUFBEquipment) July 31, 2020
Masked up. Looking a little different this season. #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/XzEHBnKthc— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) July 31, 2020
North Dakota State – along with Oklahoma and seven more Missouri Valley Conference teams – are taking a different approach to face coverings, instead using a fabric face mask attached that attach to the helmet.
#NDSU head coach Matt Entz on @MicIzzo this morning: NDSU was one of the first universities to purchase facemasks that attach to the helmet. First time players will be wearing them today. 8 of the 11 Valley teams purchased them as well. pic.twitter.com/uSLYcWRd5q— Dom Izzo (@DomIzzoWDAY) July 30, 2020
“If we want to play a football, this is what we have to do,” North Dakota State head coach Matt Entz told WDAY. “Our players are wearing masks in the weight room, everywhere they go. This is what we need to do.”
Hey, if it leads to football this fall, we're all for it.