Everything inside the Houston football program has taken on the new car smell lately.
First, there's the conference. After becoming founding members of Conference USA, the Cougars are moving to the Big East this fall.
Then there's the stadium. As we chronicled last week, the school has broken ground on a new stadium with a view of the downtown skyline after enduring a stadium journey that has been nomadic at best. The Cougars will play in Reliant Stadium this fall before opening their new home in 2014.
And now, the program will be breaking in a new set of helmets. Houston has already undergone a slight tweak from the Case Keenum days, and the Cougars' new look will be spread across four new helmets according to the photos published by UniWatch on Twitter. There are red and metallic silver looks to go with the traditional red lids boasting the interlocking UH logo, as well as two red helmets featuring Houston's new oval Cougar logo.
See for yourself here: