So, in general, I like tradition, and don't care much for lots of change in uniforms. I don't like chrome helmets, I don't like the camouflage, I don't like lots of what Oregon has done. I didn't like the busy bee Michigan uniforms.
However, I just saw something I did like: the new Navy uniform. (I suppose I can be excused for having just a wee bit of interest since my daughter is in the Navy.)
Under Armour has come out with what they call the "summer whites." These uniforms are modeled after the actual dress uniform worn by students at the Naval Academy. They are basic white, with black shoulder boards, a helmet that mirrors their covers (hats,) a gold belt buckle, white shoes and white gloves. One really cool touch is that each uniform has the "rank" of that player, with only the anchor for freshmen, one stripe for sophomores, two for juniors, three parallel stripes for seniors, and three stripes with a star for the team captains.
The uniform isn't garish, has a clear link to the Navy, and yet is fresh and different. If Michigan is insistent in doing something new, I hope that Adidas can do better in coming up with a clean modern look for Michigan that isn't kitschy, busy, or bizarre.
And what would be best of all would be for Navy to knock off Ohio State while breaking in these uniforms this Saturday.