Designer releases Michigan football uniform designs

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Charles Sollars

In early February, people gobbled up our post that spotlighted a designer’s renderings of fake Big Ten helmets. The designer, Charles Sollars, also does uniforms, and he just released a bunch of Michigan designs. I know what you’re thinking: “Why would Michigan ever change uniforms?” It isn’t, and it probably won’t any time soon. These are all for fun and to spark some conversation. See renderings of Sollars’ Michigan uniforms in this post.

Here’s the entire gallery of Michigan uniforms. These are nothing like Michigan’s current duds, obviously, especially this one and this one. Michigan fans would never go for a maize or white helmet, but this uniform on the left is pretty slick. Thoughts? Leave it in the comment box below.

Sollars also has some new Illinois helmet designs on Page 4 and 5. My favorite is this one.

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jumpingpolarbear on 2/29/2012 @ 5:42pm EDT Said:

I think they look amazing :).

pswilson on 2/29/2012 @ 6:03pm EDT Said:

Don’t mind the maize pants and blue jersey…. Hate the helmets. Why mess with the most recognized helmet in College Football?

clups on 2/29/2012 @ 6:03pm EDT Said:

These look horrible. I hate what Nike has done to college sports.

clint on 2/29/2012 @ 6:09pm EDT Said:

I think they are cool! The helmet especially!! The uniform on the left is the best.

GoldPants on 2/29/2012 @ 6:13pm EDT Said:

I think they look amazing. Please make this happen ASAP!!!

RDL on 2/29/2012 @ 6:26pm EDT Said:

This is a joke, right? I know kindergarteners who could design better unis. Incredibly hideous AND out of date– UM doesn’t use the split block M anymore. Duh.

kurt on 2/29/2012 @ 6:44pm EDT Said:

why would you even bring such poorly-designed trash to peoples’ attention? if charles sollars is actually a designer for hire, may god have mercy on all his customers. it’s really clear he has ZERO education in design. i have literally seen better work from first-semester community college graphic design students.

CanadianHusker on 2/29/2012 @ 6:44pm EDT Said:

Not a Michigan fan. Could tolerate the helmet choice (maybe) but the jerseys (specifically the yellow) are absolutely heinous. A complete disaster if you ask me. And Michigan is an Adidas school is it not? Not Nike’s doing, although you can see this has some Nike influences. Perhaps the other manufacturers have felt the need to push the envelope like Nike has. Either way… this is an epic fail.

teddy on 2/29/2012 @ 6:56pm EDT Said:

Switch the pants to same color, and these would be amazing as “special” jersies

Frank on 3/1/2012 @ 1:20am EDT Said:

Was this made in MS Paint? I can’t think of anything positive to say about this design. On second thought, I don’t mind the shoelaces.

12th Man on 3/1/2012 @ 3:00pm EDT Said:

Go Maze & Blue.

Scott on 3/2/2012 @ 6:00pm EDT Said:

I haven’t seen anything that frighteningly awful since that last time I watched a Republican debate.

Jeff in Nebraska on 3/4/2012 @ 4:17am EDT Said:

Yes they look nice but I’m more in favor of doin throw back jersey’s thats much more nicer then modern jersey’s maybe mixup a bit. So does Nebraska have new looks too? Thought I seen a helmut change ? Sure would love to see the 50′s look on Nebraska, yes I know them years were not too hot…Cornhuskers helmuts use to red obviously before my time..lol

Greg on 3/5/2012 @ 3:23am EDT Said:

Not only no, but h*** no. Not a single thing here does anything for me. The throwbacks for the State game last year, on the other hand, we’re AWESOME !!!

Andrew on 3/14/2012 @ 2:56pm EDT Said:

First of all, he used Nike pro combat unis for an adidas school. Second, the horrific rendering of the wrong adidas logo is embarrassing.

Ty on 6/12/2012 @ 12:35pm EDT Said:

They look amazing. It’s very retro. It looks like wolverine

Weilin on 7/24/2012 @ 5:56am EDT Said:

This designer(self-proclaimed) obviously don’t know didly squat about Michigan. Please stop.

Michael on 8/14/2012 @ 10:13pm EDT Said:

These are absolutely hidious

Mike on 8/14/2012 @ 10:34pm EDT Said:

these uniforms are even more disgusting than the maryland terrapin alternates… and those are hideous!

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 8/14/2012 @ 10:37pm EDT Said:

    Mike – Agree. But it’s just some designer’s random mockups – nothing official or nothing being considered.

Carmen Benson Jr on 8/17/2012 @ 12:07am EDT Said:

Blue Helmets w/ Maize wing

jason on 9/21/2012 @ 6:48pm EDT Said:

Go blue unis are awesome beat notre dame!!!!

Sondra on 9/30/2012 @ 3:20am EDT Said:

Leave the helmet alone!!!!!! It’s hideous. GO BLUE ALL DAY… but not with that helmet up there. the uniform on the left is the only one i can see them in.

david on 11/20/2012 @ 6:00pm EDT Said:

Garbage the helmet is garbage we have the most recognized helmets in collge football lets leave it that way and i hope they never change there uniforms cuz the ones i see in this picture are no good.

Nathan Busby on 12/15/2012 @ 10:14am EDT Said:

Love the attempt, the helmet is a great idea – they could even go carbon fiber like Oregon – new uniform looks keep things exciting and the kids do look at it as a recruit consideration – Ohio State, Boise State, Oregon and Nebraska and a few other programs look at the like business cards (and they are to an extent) you still wear the other traditionals, but these are more statement oriented.

We shouldn’t be any different… try a medium matte gray monochromatic look and the just the hemet and matchign shoes… fly!

John Lochrane on 12/31/2012 @ 2:01am EDT Said:

johnny Loc. new style of uniforms are great. maze&blue, BIG TEN we are coming for you!!!! ANN ARBOR= BIG TEN CHAMPS!!!!!

John Lochrane on 1/5/2013 @ 9:06pm EDT Said:

UINFORMS LOOK GREAT! new season 2013, new look. go blue

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