Michigan unveils Outback Bowl uniform



As it did last year, Michigan will wear a special adidas uniform for its bowl game, the 2013 Outback Bowl. Like last year’s look, this one is a white road uniform. It features several new wrinkles, of course, the most obvious being the addition of a matte helmet.

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The matte helmet is the latest craze when it comes to lids nowadays, and the Wolverines have joined the craze. It might upset old-school fans who think one of the game’s most iconic helmets should never be touched, but Michigan has been making little tweaks (numbers & gray facemask) since Brady Hoke took over.

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Another interesting part of the uniform is that it incorporates elements of Michigan’s home uniform, with the blue shoulders and maize numbers. Michigan’s normal road jersey features blue numbers outlined in maize.

The Wolverines, who are looking for their second straight bowl win, take on South Carolina at 1 p.m. Jan. 1.

Here’s a look at the back of the jersey:



What do you think of the new uniform?

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Dave on 12/18/2012 @ 3:20pm EDT Said:

It’s all about the Benjamins these days. Do I like it? No. Do I understand it? Yes. My time is getting shorter and the new generations of fans are holding sway. It’s the Circle of Commerce.

scott on 12/18/2012 @ 7:03pm EDT Said:

I like them. Our traditional whites with the Maize bib piping are nothing great or even traditional (about what? six years old?). Don’t mess with the home uniform or the helmet and I will be one happy Wolverine.

Doug on 12/19/2012 @ 11:32am EDT Said:

ugly, not as ugly as the bumblebee, but still ugly

scott, when did you go to U-M ?

Buckeye on 12/23/2012 @ 1:56am EDT Said:

Ugly, just like the facade of an academic program that they pretend to be

Dan Etherington on 12/26/2012 @ 5:56pm EDT Said:

True, the bumble uniforms were UGLY, this I wouldn’t mind seeing as the normal road jersey

Dan Etherington on 12/26/2012 @ 5:57pm EDT Said:

Nothing Uglier than red and grey