Michigan announces special uniforms for season opener
Written by Matt Pargoff   


The University of Michigan football program unveiled special uniforms on Monday that will be worn for the Wolverines’ season opening contest against Alabama. The Cowboys Classic game in Arlington, Texas will be the Maize and Blue’s first neutral site regular season game since 1950, when the Wolverines fell to Army 27-6 in Bronx, N.Y.

The away white uniforms worn against Alabama will feature maize across the shoulders with a blue block M appearing on each sleave.

"The players and staff like the commemorative jersey that adidas presented for the Alabama game," said head coach Brady Hoke. "The players really enjoyed the legacy and bowl uniforms that were worn last season."

The official report from Michigan states that the regular home and road uniforms will be worn for the remainder of the season – a claim that was made last year with regards to the special Notre Dame uniforms as well.

"From time to time, whether it's a regular-season or bowl game, our coaches and players enjoy an opportunity to choose an alternate jersey to wear," said Athletic Director David Brandon. "The coaches and seniors have worked with adidas to create something special for the season opener in Texas."

One change that is in store for Michigan’s uniforms will be the addition of a Big Ten logo, which all other conference schools will also wear.

After the season opener against Alabama, the Wolverines will no longer wear player numbers on the helmets as was done for the majority of last season. Michigan announced the use of a new painting technology to better highlight the winged helmet design and to provide a more durable surface. No statement was provided on if this change would drastically affect the appearance of the helmet.

Michigan’s season opener is scheduled for Sept. 1 at 8:00pm eastern and will be shown live on ABC.

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