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Irish uniform twist

Notre Dame will add a little more spice to its annual off-site football games the next three seasons.

The Irish will break out a new helmet as part of their Shamrock Series game against Maryland, which will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at FedEx Field.

Notre Dame's third helmet of the season, the second -- a shiny gold version -- debut against USC, is covered in 24-carat gold lead and features green shamrocks on the sides and a leprechaun decal on the back, according to a university release.

The Irish will wear uniforms identical to what they wore last season against Army at Yankee Stadium, including their green jerseys. The players will also have gloves featuring a gold palm and adjoining shamrock logo along with white adidas cleats.

Notre Dame's uniform change will continue in the Shamrock Series when the Irish play at Soldier Field in Chicago against Miami next season and when they play Arizona State in Cowboys Stadium at Arlington, Texas, in 2013.

The uniform alterations will be for the series only and the team will wear its standard uniform the rest of the season, according to the release.

For more on the Irish's uniforms and helmets, click here

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