Michigan is the only team who hasn't debuted them yet. Tennessee, Notre Dame, UCLA, Texas A&M and Louisville debuted them on October 16th, IIRC.
Are we gonna see new adidas threads this weekend?
Wasn't there some issue earlier in the season with Adidas giving the team the new jerseys and the team voting not to wear them? Am I just making that up? I think it had something to do with them being too tight, but I could easily be full of shit.
You're right. I heard that too but have zero source aside from here.
It was also mentioned on UniWatchBlog, but that site's author mentioned that he was not able to confirm the credibility of the source.
I talked with a few of the guys and adidas was at practice a couple weeks ago having the players try them out. Many complained that they were too tight and were riding up under they pants, making them pretty uncomfortable and distracting. So don't expect to see them on Saturday or for the bowl game.
As long as they're better than the threads we've seen around here lately.
ROASTED! TOASTED! AND BURNT TO A CRISP!
Where is donkey lips?
I was told that the players don't like them and prefer the old adidas jerseys, otherwise, we would have already been wearing them.
Edit: Also, Notre Dame has been wearing them since it was on Uniwatch, they have them for their home and road jerseys, too.
Who told you that? A confidential informant or what? Why are you talking in passive voice? Did you just read it on the blog like the rest of us or do you have some other source?
See my post above
Having seen what happened to poor Michael Floyd when Coach Kelly tried to introduce them for Notre Dame, I think Michigan might be a little wary of using them.
in favor of going back to Nike or changing to Under Armour say GO BLUE!
I am not sure what I am supporting, but I will never miss out on a chance to respond to an enthusiastic GO BLUE.
Adidas has been nothing short of generous with UM with regard to respecting our tradition and offering us the largest contract of any college football team. I dont understand the want to switch back to nike?
I understand the whole issues of wanting Nike back, but the reality is threefold, all of which bother me:
- Photos from The Game 2009 and The Game 2010 will look "wrong" because Ohio State isn't dressed like Ohio State. Say what you will, but I am happy that even in defeat, Michigan is still wearing the Winged Helmet and something close to what they have worn for a century.
- It is clear that David Brandon is about the Michigan brand. While that means he more than likely has as much respect for the Winged Helmet, the Maize and Blue jersey, the Yellow Pants, he also may be willing to listen to something when Nike says "Well, they're small tweaks. A Maize jersey would go well with your Maize Out theme. You could do it for your night game with Notre Dame." I am NOT saying he would, but if the bottom line were there, it might be hard to ignore.
- Adidas has gotten somewhat smart about this. The stars and stripes apparel and the breast cancer awareness apparel were both woven into the current context of the Michigan traditions. I have this suspicion that adidas is going to become the preferred school of staunch traditionalist schools, like Michigan, Notre Dame, and yes, even Wisconsin. (UCLA screwed up when they dropped the Clarendon numbers this year, but that is a whole other thread.)
The jersey worn by the Wistert brothers is the same essental jersey worn by Jake Long. The jersey worn by Gerald Ford is the same essental jersey worn by David Molk.
The jersey worn by John Navarre is the same essental jersey worn by Denard Robinson.
The jersey worn by Ron Kramer was the same essental jersey worn by Rob Lytle.
The jersey worn by Anthony Carter was the same essental jersey worn by Braylon.
The jersey worn by Tom Harmon is the same essental jersey worn by Desmond Howard.
Michigan honors its past by wearing its past and knowing that no short term marketing gimmick is going to make more money than a steadfast devotion to the brand.
So if adidas is the company that is going to respect that, I think that's where we need to be.
As much I would love to see some variety, I respect the tradition
We don't need to have throwback jerseys. Our jerseys thrown back look exactly the same.
UM >>> oh*o s***e
I think the jerseys that oh*o sh*t are wearing for The Game are pretty pathetic, but I guess the story behind them is alright. It's funny though, they need to wear "throwback" jerseys every year now or something, but U of M's jerseys have been almost the same for a century. If we wore throwbacks, they'd have to be knit sweaters from 1890. - my facebook status
at least we don't have to wear the maize and blue equivalent of the monstrosity that OSU is wearing this weekend.
I don't think schools have to wear the pro-combat uni's; I believe they choose whether they want to or not.
He didn't come right out and say it was forced, but reading between the lines, it was clear that Tress and OSU didn't have a say in the matter-he had to fight to get permission for the O-line to wear their normal cleats instead of the Nike "throwback" cleats.
For what it's worth, a sizable minority, and possibly a majority, of OSU fans hate these uniforms, too.
don't judge me for actually liking the yellow piping....
and, is it just me or do the tWSE unis kind of look like Bama's?
I love the swoosh. I still sport my Nike Michigan stuff as much as I can.
Is that because you're poor and can't update your wardrobe?
Dear Mr. Knight,
Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
The switch to Adidas was all about money (which I don't disagree with). Are you saying that if Nike outbids Adidas that we should stick with Adidas? Of course not.
Assuming $$$ is equal, I think most of us would prefer Nike (sans procombat, which I don't think we'd ever wear in a million years).
I thought we wore them against Iowa.
We wore our super secret white pants against Iowa.
Actually, we didn't do that either.
PSU is Nike and doesn't wear them..if this were up to the players whether Nike or Adidas, Nike would win in a landslide.
I believe most fans prefer the Nike gear to Adidas as well.
Adidas does one thing better..
i think the fan base is pretty firm in its stand to not change the uniform. I personally dont like any of the adidas stuff because all you see are the 3 stripes.
the arms look like a 3 lane highway.
Then we should definitely switch back to Nike, because they *definitely* don't plaster their logo all over their stuff
No, but they do just about everything else to make uniforms as ugly as possible.
The three stripes actually go well with our brand, seeing as we have three stripes on the back of our helmet, which just happens to be one of the most iconic helmets in football.
Im hoping we'll be a BCS team by then and nike will put the cash.
The contract expires in 2014. Don't spend the next four years pining over a company that told us to "F*** off" when we gave them the opportunity to match Adidas's offer.
15 - 20
IMO it just gets overdone. Theres nothing subtle with Adidas.
im not saying its invisible, the stripes are the first thing I see..
I guess the tech fits are cool, but winning is cooler. We can go back to our long sleeve shirts with the huge block M on the front from however many years ago for all I care. Either way, we'll still have the best in the game.
I wish I could +10000000 for the subtle Lloyd Brady appearance.
This is just about the 50th thread on the TechFit jerseys over the past week.
An equipment manager told UniWatch (in a comment I think may have later been removed from that day's post) that the players tried on the jerseys, found them far too tight, and vetoed the idea. Thus, Michigan has not, and probably will not wear, the TechFit jerseys this season.
Couldn't they just order a size up? If Michigan really is Adidas' flagship team I would think they would do all they could to make sure Michigan gets the latest and greatest equipment.
My guess? The equipment staff looked at it and said "well, they like what they have, get it right in the offseason and we'll talk." Jon Falk is a pretty no-frills, tough guy. They have enough on their plates than to worry about troubleshooting a new kind of uniform in October and November.
Wish they could make them smaller and put them on the collar, like NIke did in 2006.