Has it been stated by Brandon which uniforms the team will be wearing? Regular ?
that those would be it for the regular season.
I guess it doesn't really matter which ones they wear. Those golden dome helmets are going to be very annoying either way.
I don't understand why they did that to their helmets. I know their explanation is "it's actually closer to the golden dome color", but the new ones look awful; I actually liked their old ones.
the new notre dame helmets are awful.
They'd still be gawdy and ridiculous, but if they could somehow find a way to make the finish slightly more tolerant of hits, I could almost understand the appeal. Too bad that by the 2nd quarter they look like hot, scratched up garbage.
For the remainder of the season, they need to just wear their traditional uniforms.
Brandon has said that's what we're doing.
The only problem with that is there is no "traditional" away uniform.
I'm with you there. There's a strong tradition of UM and OSU wearing road jerseys in the opposite stadium, but going color on color would be great. Note USC and UCLA have been playing with this, too (they have a tradition of doing that against each other) and it looks great.
But that's a little different. USC and UCLA are located in the same city and once shared the Coliseum, so both teams really were at home when they played back then.
Michigan and OSU don't share a geographical area like that. I'd keep the current practice as it is.
In total agreement, but the NCAA has some stupid rule about opposing teams not being able to wear home jerseys at an opposing stadium. USC and UCLA make it happen, though, so I can't see why other schools couldn't as well.
False. That rule has been changed. When USC-UCLA first did this a couple of years ago, the rule charged the offending team a time out, which the other team voluntarily matched, but the rule was then stricken if there is agreement between teams.
And teams have been able to wear home unis on the road at Georgia Tech and LSU for a long time now.
I think the history behind USC-UCLA both wearing home uniforms is cool (because they both played their home games in the LA Coliseum for many years), but they have the history behind it. IMO, the Color-vs-white looks just fine and should continue to be the matchup. I found it disrespecful as hell when tOSU wore their pro combat unis in 2009 and 2010.
Still not a huge fan of color v color, but it looks okay
That looks weird. Not a fan.
Color on color looks gorgeous. But, there is something cool about OSU in white in Ann Arbor and UM in white in Columbus. The history is that, as opposed to the USC/UCLA hisory of color on color always.
Totally agree. FWIW I think the Buckeye's away jersey's are the coolest road uni's (after ours of course) and I was pissed when they started screwing around with them in the games against us.
Even if we wear our normal away uniforms, someone will still find something really trivial to complain about.
The absurd Oregon-like shineyness of the ND helmets. I will complain about that.
A victory would offset any uni talks!
We won last week, but someone still made a useless thread about the Legends patch.
Isn't that part of what this forum is for, intensely scrutinizing everything Michigan? If you can't do it here, where else can you do it?
Fair, but beating ND is a lot cooler than beating UMass. No one exactly felt like "we beat UMass, everything else is gravy!"
Just hoping for no surprises. But hey, if the players like it, i'll go wit it..
winning uniforms Saturday.
As long as they don't mess with the best helmet in football I can live with the occasional uniform mix-up.
They will be wearing the TechFit road uniforms from last year that were worn against northwestern, but the cuts of the jerseys have been fixed. Michigan has been wearing TechFits the past two weeks if you haven't noticed. A very notable difference in the jerseys is the end of the "elephant tusk" piping on the sides-
I hated that piping (not that this was an original thought).
Not the same techfit as last years. This years techfits got rid of the HUGE Adidas logo on the collar.
Wow, I actually don't have any complaints about these.
It's about time Adidas finally got something right.
I'm guessing 30 to 40%
i dunno what to make of this. I was on the Riddell website the other day and i saw that they sold collegiate gear. This was the michigan helmet they were selling. Looks like a blue matte finish. kinda cool.
I won't lie. I actually like it.
Matte (glossy wings)
Been asking for this for a long time. That flat look is kickass
I would LOVE to see a matte blue helmet with shiny wings...too cool
matte blue helmet yes, that helmet above is nice. leave the wings alone tho.
As if I wasn't feeling old already, but great grandpa? That hurts
wear whatever the hell he wants. Maybe Michigan's home jerseys. To hell with Notre Dame.
"I don't care what they do with the away uniforms, just don't mess with our helmets."
Hey, here's what our helmets look with a matte finish - - -
"Kick ass! Flat blue looks awesome."
"I love it."
"Matte helmets look good."
Anything other than our helmets as they are needs to die in a fire that has the intensity of 10,000 super novas.
The reason why there had to be color vs white jerseys was to satisfy black and white TV, if both teams wore home colors you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
No one asked but there you go...NOW GET OFF MY LAWN, your messing with my reception on my rabbit ears.
...some source material to confirm that? Sounds logical...but could also be a myth since college football (and most of the other major sports) predate television.
I wouldn't be surprised if road jerseys (and their tendency towards white) predated television since even people in attendence at games might have trouble following the action if two teams had even remotely similar colors.
could distinguish between his receivers and the defenders better.
I get the feeling that they might do something special for the game tomorrow. Don't get me wrong, I hate alternates as much as the next guy but I am not sure I trust DB at his word that they will wear the traditionals all year long.