Michigan is going to look a little different in Saturday’s season-opener vs. Florida. The Wolverines will be wearing an all-maize uniform.
The uniform announcement followed Sunday night’s news of a maize jersey appearing on sales racks. Jim Harbaugh had previously said the Wolverines would be wearing an alternate uniform he helped design. Former Michigan DB Jourdan Lewis also told MLive that Harbaugh mentioned an all-maize uniform.
Now it’s officially happening. No. 11 Michigan will wear the alternate uniforms vs. No. 17 Florida at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on ABC. The game is at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“Michigan will wear a new all-maize uniform in celebration of the University of Michigan Bicentennial and in honor of the 150-year anniversary of the school’s official colors: maize and blue,” Michigan said in a press release. “The team will wear its traditional maize pants that have been worn in home games for nearly a century.”
The Wolverines are coming off a 10-3 season, finishing ranked No. 10 in the final polls. Florida went 9-4 last season, ending the 2016 season ranked No. 13 (Coaches) and No. 14 (AP). The two teams most recently met in the Citrus Bowl during the 2015 season. The Wolverines routed the Gators, 41-7.
Michigan football’s maize jersey spotted on sales racks
From twitter user @GavinRhodes7
Michigan's Maize alternate jersey spotted in retail pic.twitter.com/eOX2sFf91i
— † Wolverine Devotee (@UMichWD) August 27, 2017
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