Photoshop Experts: Away Jerseys

Submitted by Mr. Yost on January 8th, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Things have certainly slowed down around here, so I feel like now is a better time to ask this question rather than bowl week...anyway


To all the photoshop experts, I was wondering if you all could make a few mockups of some away uniforms for Michigan. Here are a couple I were thinking (maize pants for all of them, I'm trying to be as realistic as possible).

#1 2007-2008 Away Jersey's WITHOUT any piping (white jerseys, blue numbers, maize outline, blue collar and blue ring around the bottom of each sleeve)

#2 All white jerseys, blue numbers, maize outline

#3 All white jersey, maize numbers, blue outline...basically out home uniforms, but white instead of blue, and outline the numbers blue.


Any help would be appreciated! I'd like to see us find a classic look for our away uniforms that we could stick to and not touch like the home uniforms (except for special games like UTL).





January 8th, 2012 at 9:25 AM ^

As a Late 20's fan i can say i like some style but its all subjective. I hate adidas.. Their maize is almost off it seems.. I want my nike back with some flat maize n blue.. States were awful so dont change my shades just flatten them out maybe.. Sidenote: the oregon bowl game helmets were the absolutely sick!


January 8th, 2012 at 10:13 AM ^

So I guess that puts me in the "old guy" group, and I hate that college football has resorted to this uniform war as a recruiting tool. I guess we have Phil Knight to thank for that.
<br>That being said, it's here to stay. If not embrace it, I guess it's time for an old soul like me to accept it.
<br>At least for us, we are fortunate enough that our REAL uniform is as much of a recruiting tool as anyone else's drawing board mock-ups.

Mr. Yost

January 8th, 2012 at 1:05 PM ^

The common misconception is that Adidas brought the highlighter maize...not true. Nike did. Especially when we started doing a Student Section t-shirt in the mid/late 00's. Nike was the one that switched us to the colors we have now...Adidas just ran with it.

Wolverine Devotee

January 8th, 2012 at 12:49 AM ^

The 2007-2008 jerseys you mentioned, were actually 2006-2007. Those were Nike jerseys back then with no large piping. Michigan has had the elephant-tusk Maize piping since adidas signed on in 2008.

Victor Hale II

January 8th, 2012 at 8:43 AM ^

I like the first two, but not the third one.


However, I'd rather just stick to the ones they've been wearing the past few years.  I didn't really even like the UTL or MSU uniforms this year.  Nor do I like the helmet numbers as they remind me of Alabama too much.  But then, WTF do I know?


January 8th, 2012 at 2:04 AM ^

Wasn't there a pretty much plain white (with blu collar/cuffs) tech fit away jersey this year? I seem to recall woolfolk wearing it with white pants in a camp pic. It looked good. I thought it was actually worn in the first away game but the linemen switched back to last years model because they thought the new jerseys were too easy to hold.


January 8th, 2012 at 9:15 AM ^

Not a photoshop expert.  I'm just here to sound like an old grandpa. 

I'll let Mr. Woodson model the away jersey I want back...

There was no need to mess with this in the first place.  But I know, I know.  Get off my lawn, yadda, yadda, yadda.


January 8th, 2012 at 9:56 AM ^

Totally agree.  That's also my favorite away jersey. 

Get rid of the current yellow shadowing on the number and make it more bold w/o a weird font, like Woodson's jersey. The yellow and blue on the sleves is better than the two blue bars on our Sugar Bowl jersey.  Only tweak I might make is removing the shoulder numbers, but either way is OK.


January 8th, 2012 at 11:23 AM ^

Personally, I'm a fan of the all whites over the current away jerseys.  I'd also be cool with seeing the Sugar Bowl jerseys become the normal away jerseys.  Those things looked slick.





January 8th, 2012 at 11:33 AM ^

No numbers, stripes, or logos. Just plain white for the greyhairs. We need to stop all cheering, and the music is terrible when piped in. I would like to see night games canceled too. This is Michigan tradition you damn young punks are messing with. I miss the leather helmets too. We should also transport players by bus to the west cost and bowls, because it is tradition! Let it fucking go! Things change, and you can change or get left behind. We are way behind Oregon, yes the team everyone slams here.


January 8th, 2012 at 1:32 PM ^

Are jerseys that big of a deal that you consider us behind Oregon because they are the Nike prototype school.
<br>Jerseys are just that jerseys. It doesn't affect the talent on the field (I know some say that it allows more holding, etc...) and it doesn't effect the coaching staff.
<br>If a kid decides to attend Oregon over Michigan based on the fact Oregon has 100 jersey selection then his priorities are mixed up.


January 8th, 2012 at 2:32 PM ^

Jerseys do impact recruits, and a kid wanting to look good is important. His priorities are in line. Go to an interview and wear a suit from the 50's. Look good, practice hard, and play hard. Why in the hell do you think people adapt their corporate image? U of M football needs to pick it up. If you want a competitive advantage you need to take it. These are kids and not senior citizens. Get off your ass and cheer at a game. Oh wait it is tradition to be happy with good recruits and lose our bowl games. F that we need to be the top choice! I want Michigan to win national championships. You take mediocrity and shove it. We need recruits from the South. Wake up!

Mr. Yost

January 8th, 2012 at 1:11 PM ^

Something simple, something that can withstand time like our home jerseys which (thank God) will never be touched minues a UTL game or something.

This is why I'd just like to see a prototype of an all white, with blue numbers and maize outline...and then maize numbers (like the home uniforms) with blue outline.

I'm not sure how I feel about the blue collar or ring at the bottom of the sleeves (like the Cam Gordon picture above). Personally, I want it to be just like the home uniforms, plain or not.


January 8th, 2012 at 2:08 PM ^

those sugar bowl jerseys looked retarded.  yes, i'm of the older group but i did like the utl jerseys so i'm not completely "get off my lawn".  my biggest issue is you can't outline part of the blue with maize (numbers) and then not do it with the stripes.  if you are going all blue then lose the outline on the numbers as well.  otherwise it's too inconsistent.  



January 8th, 2012 at 2:31 PM ^

crap, the cult has spoken...i had an opinion different than the rest so i've been flamebaited.


and furthermore, is this truly db's diabolical plan.  "you know, only 90 percent of college teams have stripes on their shoulders.  i say we go with stripes then.  man, were really gonna stand out!"  i suppose it was his idea to add pepperoni to the domino's menu too.