- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan started its season wearing alternate jerseys against an SEC opponent.
It’ll close the season the same way.
Michigan’s uniforms will look different than the traditional Wolverines’ white uniforms of the past, with a white chest and maize numbers with blue trim. The shoulders of the uniforms are blue with the maize block ‘M’ on the shoulder.
The biggest difference might be in the Michigan helmet. While the Wolverines will still have their wings, the helmet is more of a matte look, complete with a lighter, shinier maize.
“I think they do look good,” senior Jordan Kovacs said. “I like how they stuck with the tradition, too, the winged helmet and the block ‘M.’ It’s pretty cool.’ “
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said before the season that his school would stick with traditional jerseys throughout the regular season after facing Alabama, but that the Wolverines could look at something different for a bowl game if they qualified.
So they are going with a slightly different look. This will be the seventh different jersey Michigan has worn since the beginning of last season -- the traditional home and away jerseys, home and away “legacy” jerseys against Notre Dame and Michigan State along with alternate jerseys for the Allstate Sugar Bowl last season and then the Cowboys Classic game against Alabama to open this season.
“I like the bowl uniforms,” senior offensive lineman Patrick Omameh said. “I’m a fan of the matte look.”