"Elephant tusk" piping gone on road jerseys?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 21st, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I've noticed that on a picture tweeted awhile ago, it appears the large Maize (or elephant tusk-like) piping on both sides of the road jerseys are gone.

More to back up that it is, on FootballFanatics they have a new Michigan authentic road jersey that looks exactly like the ones pictured above-



August 21st, 2012 at 6:28 PM ^

No question, the 1997 road jerseys are the best ever.  And not just because that team was so good.  They are just the best looking the team has ever worn.  No stupid piping.  Nice allocation of block M's.  Plus Woodson AND Brady wore them.  I wish they would go back to that look permanently. 

M Fanfare

August 21st, 2012 at 3:09 PM ^

I don't mind the thin maize piping as shown above or on our last set of Nike whites though I would prefer  the jersey to have none at all. Regardless of piping, that is a massive improvement without those horrible "elephant tusk" maize side panels.

Bando Calrissian

August 21st, 2012 at 3:18 PM ^

The "elephant tusk" jerseys were supposed to have been phased out before last season, but were used by players who didn't like/want the cut/fit of the TechFit jerseys, which were the newer non-tusk style.  All a matter of personal preference, sometimes even changed during the course of a game.  

I would assume something has been done for this season to avoid the old-stock/new-stock mismatch.  Lots of time to figure out the cuts and preferences.  Doesn't seem like the tight fit has been a huge hit with the players since the Adidas switch.


August 21st, 2012 at 3:29 PM ^

I would like to see no piping and just have a white jersey. And I hate the gloves everytime I look at that I think of OSU doing it to us when they were up 40 points in the Pryor years. 


August 21st, 2012 at 3:33 PM ^

At first I had no idea what you were talking about when you said "elephant tusks."  I do like these jerseys much better without the "elephant tusks."

Did we have the stupid B1G logo on our jerseys last year?


August 21st, 2012 at 3:54 PM ^

It seems unusual to put the Adidas logo on the front of the jersey and the "M" on the back.  Basically, it looks like the team plays for Adidas....not for Michigan.  However, I realize that Adidas expects some exposure for the money it is shelling out.


August 21st, 2012 at 4:45 PM ^

Hey hey hey guys.  Enough of this comparing anything about our uniforms to anything that has to do with an elephant for a while.  After all, we are playing those pachyderms in 10 days. 


August 21st, 2012 at 7:14 PM ^

Hope this is real and the piping is gone.  I think this (new?) jersey looks MUCH better.



*in before my e-stalker marks this as trolling... even though I have no idea how me saying I think our jersey looks good is trolling*