January 3rd, 2012 at 6:46 AM ^

I really like these new away jerseys.

You can see the joy and excitment on the players faces to be at the Sugar Bowl.  I think that will translate to them coming out playing hard for 60 min. 


January 3rd, 2012 at 8:06 AM ^

Not bad - numbers are way too thin but I think that's part of the vintage feel. I'll take them. I just hope we have 2 jerseys next year that everyone can wear - either TechFIT or not...

Six Zero

January 3rd, 2012 at 8:12 AM ^

Two-color blue-on-maize and then single color blue on the stripes and block M... They kinda clash a little bit.  I think I'd prefer single color numbers, perhaps.

Still better than the adidas template, though.


January 3rd, 2012 at 8:30 AM ^

I think the jerseys actually look pretty good. I'm not nearly as opposed to alternate away jerseys as I am the home ones. The away jerseys seem to have been tinkered with many, many times in the past.


January 3rd, 2012 at 8:36 AM ^

The numbers are too thin. And I'm not crazy about the maize trim around them, particularly with no maize anywhere else on the shirt.

Also, there is too much going on in the clavicle areas. The block M might be OK if not for the giant Sugar Bowl patch, and vice versa. 

The shoulder stripes aren't killing me though, and I thought they would.

Number 7

January 3rd, 2012 at 10:16 AM ^

My thoughts exactly.  The Sugar Bowl patch makes it take on a European soccer team feel.  I guess putting the bowl logo on the shoulder isn't visible enough for TV? 

Incidentally, how about Wisconsin's helmets -- with a rose pattern embedded in the W -- yesterday?  Those were great, especially in contrast to the mirrors-and-vommit motif their opponent seemed to be sporting.

Wenham Wolverine

January 3rd, 2012 at 8:38 AM ^

I like them-- the only problem I have is that the blue for the numbers and the blue for the stripes don't appear to be the same color, but perhaps that is just because the numbers are outlined?


January 3rd, 2012 at 8:59 AM ^'d think I would like the attempted linkage to the past. However, I don't care for them. I know it's suddenly chic for teams to try look uber different and cool, but somehow this "back to the future" Michigan motif just doesn't work for me.

Nonetheless, if they win, more power to 'em.

Go Blue.


January 3rd, 2012 at 9:30 AM ^


I like the stripes, and have from the beginning, but the block M, Addias logo and BCS logo all add up to too much on the front. The block M could probably be left off (no mistaking these are Michigan players once they have their winged helmets on) and if there has to be branding, stick it on the back, right under the collar. And shrinking the BCS logo would help, too.

But other than too many pieces of flair, I like.


January 3rd, 2012 at 9:40 AM ^

I am less than 10 hours from seeing them in person and i cannot wait.

Go Blue!

Btw....Virginia Tech fans are very nice and easy to talk/hang out with.


January 3rd, 2012 at 9:40 AM ^

I really like them, there a nice new style. I wonder what type of uniforms VT is going to come out in, maybe some sort of Nike Pro Combat monster like creation. Only thing I would change about our uniform is make the facemask grey, I think those would just add a cool factor, but thats my opinion


January 3rd, 2012 at 9:46 AM ^

The Sugar Bowl logo is much too big, the Adidas logo is distracting, the type used for the numerals is far too thin, and the stripes are clumsily handled.

Other than that, they're fine.


January 3rd, 2012 at 9:59 AM ^

I like them.  Looking back I recall the stripes on the sleeves of the away jerseys.  Aside from some of the finer details such as the numbers they do look much better on the players.  I can only hope that the white pants are NEVER EVER worn again however.  I have spoken with a few friends this week and, according to principle, I understand the reticence to accept this alternative jersey thing.  In many ways I completely agree.  Yet, it appears to be a vogue marketing and recruiting tool and hey, at least the three different looks we've sported haven't made us look like complete clowns (uh MSU, MD, OR) 


January 3rd, 2012 at 12:17 PM ^

Like a few others have said above, I don't see a need for the shoulder stripes, the numbers are too thin, and the sugar bowl patch is huge. Definitely better than the bumblebee ones, but I still prefer my "tradition" to actually be based on Michigan tradition.

Drew Sharp

January 3rd, 2012 at 1:11 PM ^

Love the "Michigan" on the back collar. There are really nice pieces to this jersey...but for real, the sugar bowl logo is ENORMOUS! I would have made it match the block M in size. (I.e. Both should be the size of the current block M). The maize trim on the numbers would have been fine if they were larger overall.


January 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 PM ^

They're not great by any means.  But they're better than the ND jerseys and whatever the hell those things were the team wore against Sparty. 

I really miss this...

We're never going to get this back, are we?



January 3rd, 2012 at 3:12 PM ^

The mock-up image had blue undershirts with block Ms on the sleeves. Although it doesn't really matter, I thought that the blue added some good balance to the uniform. Anybody know what happened to these?


January 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 PM ^

The Jersey they configured for tonight is not Michigan that is for damn sure an heres why.
1. I hate the block M on the shoulder. It looks misplaced and should not be on the front of the shirt.
2. The stripes on the sleeves WTF IS WITH THAT? Are we Michigan or the Indianapolis Colts?

3. The numbering is not traditional Michigan printing either and without any yellow lining along the sides it looks plain and boring.

4. The word MICHIGAN above the name space is incredibly tacky and looks like something out of K-Mart.

Overall it is a hideous design from Adidas and it is by far the ugliest jersey I have seen. Why can't they just wear the road uniforms they wore in the Illinois game? Those were awesome road jerseys.