ESPN Uniwatch 2016

Submitted by Mr. Yost on August 30th, 2016 at 11:20 PM

#UNIFORMZ

ESPN Link: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17389200/the-2016-uni-watch-college-football-preview-details-uniform-changes

Obviously Michigan is mentioned this year as we were last year.

• Lots of excitement at Michigan, where the school's eight-year run with Adidas is over and the school is now being outfitted by Nike, which has assigned the football team to its Jordan sub-brand. This presents the odd scenario of a football team wearing uniforms with the "Jumpman" basketball logo, but the Wolverines' uniforms are otherwise pretty similar to what they've been wearing in recent years (additional photos here):

Side-by-side comparison of old (left) and new Michigan home unis. New number font is evident in the "2."

 
 

Side-by-side comparison of old (left) and new Michigan road unis. Coach Harbaugh says white pants are here to stay.

 
 

In another Wolverines note, quarterback John O'Korn -- who wore No. 5 while playing for Houston in 2013 and 2014 and again while serving on the Michigan scout team last season -- is now wearing No. 8:

John O'Korn told me the team was ready to get back in the submarine and go to work, to just play football.

 
 

 

Finally, if you're wondering whether the new Nike contract will result in Michigan wearing lots of alternate uniforms, athletic director Warde Manuel said that will be up to coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff.

For 2015: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/988-ot-annual-espn-uni-watch-all-teams-including-michigan

 

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

August 30th, 2016 at 11:31 PM ^

Didn't even go into detail on the difference in between the new and old font, Wordmark. Or that the players cannot wear swoosh gear during games unless it's under their uniforms.

Amateur hour.

Uniwatch merely adopted uniform and apparel talk. I was born in it, molded by it.

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Bando Calrissian

August 30th, 2016 at 11:37 PM ^

Paul Lukas has been blogging about sports uniforms, including the kind of trivia you're discussing here, since you were in elementary school. His ESPN column tends to be far less detailed than his blog.

So... "Amateur hour?" More like, "created the genre."

Also, the "wordmark" (as you call it) isn't on the uniform, so I'm not sure why that's relevant.

BoFan

August 30th, 2016 at 11:34 PM ^

Amazing how many posts we've suffered through about uniforms that look pretty much the same...Except for a tiny little logo and so tweeks to the font.

Mr. Yost

August 31st, 2016 at 12:10 AM ^