I'm going to guess that Hoke would say no, but as for my two cents, I kind of like the idea for the white ones, I don't really like the blue ones, and the "maize" one is hideous. I'd kind of like M's jersey to be streamlined a bit, but I'd prefer the current, traditional ones over the ones posted there.
prototype M football jerseys created by a fan
but would also say that these are by far the best and most creative attempts I've seen at making alternates, as unnecessary as it is. Very well done and realistic looking too.
How about keep the home jerseys as they are, go back to the old away jerseys with the block M on the shoulder? Who's with me?
I'm loving the wings on the shoulders, as for the block M on the jersey i don't know if i like it. But I never thought that I would agree to changing the home jersey but I love the wings!
I'm with you. The shoulder wings are awesome. I also like the effort of the M alternative, though it is just a bit over the top.
i agree, it was a good idea but the way they have it, it's just to much. The wings just look right, not like oregon looking all dumb. But man i hope hoke see's this and gets the wings on the shoulders.
I like the concept behind this:
are you kidding me? Yost and Crisler are laughing their asses off.
Gary Moeller is spinning in his grave.
are the best yet
this jersey looks straight out of a Power Rangers movie.
Wasn't the yellow ranger a chick, though? I guess this'd be Maize Ranger, so that counts for something.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this is probably never gonna happen. Nor should it.
Don't be such a stick in the mud. Sometimes the craziest ideas are the ones that sprout.
I almost wish they would wear these for one game, just to see people throw a temper tantrum.
I'm a pretty easy-going guy generally. That said, if these designs even come close to be considered, you will find me standing at the edge of my 25th floor office window preparing to jump.
The shoulder wings are sort of interesting, but why are there swooshes on the gloves and shoes and an Adidas logo on the jersey?
it is made from a nike pro combat template, you can basically design any jersey you want you just have to download the template
Home is untouchable...I liked some of the elements behind the white ones...the others I no like
We used to do just that. From 1971 - 1975. Take a look.
'74 and '75 only.
Seriously? I thought we ran those from 71 to 75. Oh well - thanks for the catch.....I still liked them and think they would look seriously cool updated with piping and other treatments.
winged helmets. They would look nice on a team with plain helmets, but not with our helmets.
I think they are cool but I'm not sure that they are Michigan. If I could be guaranteed that recruits would be more interested I may think about it though.
I would also like to see them do something with the whites. Maybe blue pants with yellow trim?
I'm less conservative than the average fan. If it helps get kids exicted about coming here and isn't hideous (and the white/yellow one is hideous), I try not to get too worked up about this stuff.
I'm much, much, much more interested in wins and graduation rates.
You know how much recognition the winged helmets have generated for Michigan in the past, right?
I bet there are quite a few players who first became interested in Michigan because of those winged helmets. Were those young men stupid freaks in need of psychological assistance ?
Obviously, there are more important factors than uniforms (like winning), but lets not insult 18 year old kids who may actually care about what they look like and the brands they wear.
Er, some of those Oregon players would be nice to have...
Call me crazy but I think these designs are ridiculously stupid. I feel kind of bad saying so because the person who designed them probably spent a lot of time on them. That said, my assessment still stands.
Yeah, the home ones should never change. The away ones were kinda cool, not sure I want to change to them.
I actually think they were all cool in a novelty sort of way, like it'd cool to see in a picture, but not on the team while they're playing.
I think they're all badass. I don't ever want to see them on the field, but they look awesome.
I love the story about Nike approaching PSU and telling them that on a 1 to 10 scale their uniforms are a 1 and PSU coming back, "How can we become a 0". I don't see Hoke and the University doing this except maybe for the spring game as others have stated (BrownJuggernaut) to sell the jerseys to fans but NEVER for real.
I'm old and change scares me.
From a merchandising/sales and general opinion of the jerseys perspective, I like them. I think these jerseys would resonate with certain demographics, which could help proliferate the Michigan brand a bit more. More revenue and more exposure is not a bad thing.
From a tradition perspective, absolutely not. Adidas could always make something ike this and sell it, but I don't see us wearing these on the football field. I definitely don't see Hoke letting that happen, especially since he has already said he has never tried to be cool. Helmet stickers before new jerseys.
I'm a tradition guy, so that's the side I tend to go with...
Keep the current uniforms, but offer these for sale in stores. Since I don't have a winged helmet to wear, I would gladly wear them on my shoulders.
I would consider buying any of these jerseys, though currently it lies behind a white Michigan hockey jersey on the jerseys to buy list.
we keep the wings on the helmets eh?
I just want Nike unifoms again
we have 5 more years of Adidas. I will be in diapers by then.
Adidas was willing to go the extra mile to accomodate the University's terms and also gave more money. What's so great about Nike?
Frankly, Nike annoyed me with their "Football is everything" commercial. It was totally antithetical to what the University of Michigan is all about: leaders and best not just on the field, but in the classroom and in the community too.
Plus, by buying Nike you're bankrolling Phil Knight and Oregon football. I'd rather see the Ducks win the Pac-10 (or 11 or 12) than USC, but still.
That's what all this Nike talk is about. They are the best. Simple as that.
Well, there's an airtight closing argument.
may not meet acedemic standards. However, it doesnt mean that he is wrong. As a metter of fact, i agree with his statement. Nike has better looking gear. I hate Adidas ever since my HS had them years ago. We all wanted Nike or LA Gear (dating myself)..
Maybe we should switch to LA Gear, then.
edit: wow, i see it took me crazy long to do this. nobody else has posted them all yet, though, so i'll leave it.
Love the road whites but the home jerseys should never be messed with. The simple all blue and maize numbers are as iconic as the winged helmet.
especially #1. It looked real cool and futuristic yet doesn't really detract from the winged helmet IMO.
Except for the pants. I think white jerserys white shorts looks great for european football, but terrible for american football. Switch the pants to yellow and I think it's pretty good
I love the old school but I also enjoy the new and these jerseys are smooth as frick.
I like the facemask. That is all
The yellow on the bars above the forehead is cool, really makes the wings pop. I like that.
Is one of the worst things I've ever seen.
Is this City of Heroes? Gah!
p.s. thanks to Denarded for the plethora of pictures from which to choose
the word "vomit."
leave out the word vomit without omit.
yah these are pretty fukkin wikked, all they need is some fukkin wikked blakk to look even sikker then they'll look look like fukkin WARRIORS how sikk would that be???????????
and I like Michigan. If you like strobe light jerseys, root for Oregon.
1 was cool, 2 was alright and there no fucking way with 3.
these are terrible
The only one I can stand to look at is the Blue variety, but you don't mess with the homes. So, uh, no thanks.
3 is an abomination. However, I do like the white. Those belt loops and belt are boss. I'd still stick with the original home jerseys though.
A for effort, but . . . no.
Tom, if you're on here I think you did an excellent job and would like to see all 3 of your designs applied to the current unis
I am amused by what Oregon does with their uniforms, but that is Oregon's thing. We don't need Oregon's thing, we've got our own thing.
wow that 3rd alternate jersey really accentuates the players junk. I like it.
or am i?
I like em all. The Road Whites are pretty nice. The Alternate is a good 1-Time wear IMO. The Home ones look pretty cool too.
That being said. I don't believe the Home jersey's sould be changed EVER, for any reason. No matter how awesome it may look, that tradition is here to stay. Road Whites can be changed to this. No tradition points lost. The Alternate could work, but only if it's in a game where the other team is also doing a crazy alternate too, and commemerating something.
They are awesome. Great fan art. Perfect for NCAA 2012 on my 360.
Talked to my friends at EA. This is not something for this year, but they seem to toss around an idea similar to this every year. Never get's approved by the NCAA and the schools though.
Is it bad if I actually like #1 and #2?
I like the home and away, but agree with most of you guys: don't change the home uni's. As for an alternate, those are pointless and useless. Lets just win games....then jerseys sell themselves.
I hope a thousand pound unchained malignant ape descends upon all who would even consider these atrocities.
Had some issues, but I hope this works--I had some issues with embedding. This is not mine, just stumbled across it a while back.
The link is to the forum where there are a lot of designs, some are so sick they should be used every game... others fall short, like ours.
Straight to ours...
You don't mess with the wings! WTF?!
Second of all, the colors are wrong. Those are Toledo Colors. That midnight blue is not M at all.
I agree 100%!!!
I just posted since people were intrigued. I did not have anything to do with these. The others are worth a look though--some are SICK!!! Definitely not ours though!
A++? Would buy again?
I'm so confused!
No. No. A thousand times. No.
That block M thing is gross.
But I think someone should take the shoulder wings from the home jerseys up there, turn them blue, then put them on white jerseys.
I suck at that stuff, but it might look cool.
Just my $.02
NO NO NO...
Why do the jerseys need to be messed with? This is NOT Oregon!!!
Do 'Bama fans mess with their jerseys? State Penn? ND?
Let's start talking about spring ball instead of this blasphemy.
the Irish changed up their football jerseys this year...
Get a clue... Michigan has tweaked their jerseys over the years too... yellow pinstriping on away unis, subdued "M" stitching on the shoulderpads, "M" on the pants, etc. But fundamentally, the uniform has remained pretty static over the past couple of generations. Just like the schools I mentioned. Spillting hairs to prove a point when the body of the idea is true doesn't make you more right (or wrong).
psu also tweaked their uniform
I have a lot to say about this. Bullet points prevent me from having to generate paragraphs.
1.) The flashy uniforms of Oregon generate publicity and buzz. Just because Michigan isn't short on publicity and buzz does not mean we couldn't use more. Furthermore, the poster saying if kids would like alternates they can leave and go to Oregon just posted the most ludicrous thing I've read in a while.
2.) The vicious adherence to tradition is more ardently expressed in this thread than it has been in the actual uniforms Michigan has worn over the years. White pants at home, white pants away, helmet stickers, block Ms on the shoulders - all these things have been tried over the years. Our jerseys aren't Penn State's - forever unchangable. A longing for uniform stability in the name of tradition is really just a rebranding of an individual's personal resistance to change because it recalls a past that has never existed.
3.) Everyone is obviously entitled to dislike these jerseys. They're also entitled to love our jerseys.
4.) When you're one of the few teams in the NCAA that doesn't do alternates, you should ask yourself why that is and seriously consider changing that.
4.) I dislike the block M jersey modeled above, but I think the home and away uniforms are tremendously sick and would be awesome to deploy in a primetime game against a team like Nebraska.
Here's a rule of thumb: Any time a uniform is described as "sick," that is code for "ugly." Since you've decided to stereotype all those who don't like "sick" uniforms as "resistant to change" and "recalling a past that never existed," I'll return the favor: Anyone who wants "sick" new uniforms, alternates, maize tops, etc., is a product of the new age Twitterverse with the attention span of a housefly. They don't want new uniforms because they're awesome-looking and an improvement over the old, they want new uniforms because they're bored of the old. No matter what hideous piece of shit Nike or Under Armour foists upon an unsuspecting fanbase, there will be a 17-year-old who calls it "sick" and loves it to death. Until the next "sick" uniform comes out eighteen months later. Lady Gaga is such old news.
Here's a fact. No matter how pedantic you get over the changes Michigan's made to the uniform over the years, one thing doesn't change: Michigan is associated with blue jerseys, maize pants, and blue helmets with maize wings. White jerseys on the road. No alternates. That's an association and, more importantly, a brand.
You too should ask yourself why Michigan is one of the few that doesn't do alternates. Perhaps it's because Michigan is one of the few who can be identified without having to tell the whole world the uniform of the day. You seem to have a follow-the-crowd mentality about alternate jerseys. Let's look at the teams that don't do alternate jerseys: Penn State. Nebraska. Alabama. Auburn. Texas. USC. Notre Dame, except as a part of the tradition you claim is nothing more than resistance to change. LSU. Oklahoma. There are a hell of a lot more. Do you have this glaring need to be Maryland, or Oregon, or another attention-whore kind of team that needs to play LOOK-AT-ME games in order to get any attention?
The flashy uniforms of Oregon generate publicity and buzz. Just because Michigan isn't short on publicity and buzz does not mean we couldn't use more
You need to consider the law of diminishing returns. The more schools go to gimmicky uniform designs, the less buzz they generate. Even Oregon is no longer turning as many heads with its annual uniform redesigns. Other teams, like Virginia Tech, are trying to join in and most people hardly even notice.
The vicious adherence to tradition is more ardently expressed in this thread than it has been in the actual uniforms Michigan has worn over the years. White pants at home, white pants away, helmet stickers, block Ms on the shoulders - all these things have been tried over the years. Our jerseys aren't Penn State's - forever unchangable.
That we have occasionally tinkered around the edges does not change the basic fact that Michigan's football uniforms have essentially looked the same for years and years. You're aware of all those little changes because you're a Michigan fan. Rival fans do not notice these things - just like you haven't noticed that PSU has actually made minor cosmetic changes over the years, too (like briefly having numbers on their helmets, and adding a white collar on their home uniforms). For many decades, our home uniform has been blue, with maize numbers, and maize pants, and no writing on the front. Aside from two years in the 1970s, we've always worn a white road jersey (with blue numbers and no writing on the front) with maize pants on the road. We have tinkered with the look far less than almost every other program in the country, to the point that minor changes (like those curved stripes) strike as huge deviations.
Everyone is obviously entitled to dislike these jerseys. They're also entitled to love our jerseys.
Sure - but there is no reason to believe that people who like these are in the majority.
When you're one of the few teams in the NCAA that doesn't do alternates, you should ask yourself why that is and seriously consider changing that.
First, this really isn't true; most schools never wear alternate jerseys. Secondly, the reason why any school unveils a new uniform is to sell more merchandise, and we sell more than virtually any other school in the country, probably in part because our look is so iconic and recognizeable. If we deviate from it, we risk diluting our brand identity.
I dislike the block M jersey modeled above, but I think the home and away uniforms are tremendously sick and would be awesome to deploy in a primetime game against a team like Nebraska.
Great, but I think you're in the minority.
A switch to these uniforms will cause me to find other things to do with my time.
*shudders at the thought*
The more I look at the road uniforms, the more I like it. I would remove the wings on the shoulder pads and put the block M there.
for a WARLOCK
Not Winged Jersey
after some deep thought, i think i would like to see the third jersey for the osu game. that way when we knock the shit out of them buckeyes and they fall to the ground, they'll look up and see the block M. I could see them in that scenario.