Dec. 13, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team will don a new white road jersey in the 2012 Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Superdome in New Orleans. The jersey will feature the Allstate Sugar Bowl logo above the heart and a blue Block M on the right upper chest. In addition, there will be two blue stripes on both sleeves and the neck line will be blue.
"We met with our seniors and showed them some concepts that were proposed by adidas and the mock-up is what they chose," said head coach Brady Hoke. "This is a something the players enjoy and we thought it would be a nice way to commemorate our appearance in the Sugar Bowl."
In addition, Michigan players decided to wear the gray face mask on the famed winged helmet, a look that was worn in the late 1960s and was brought back for the Under the Lights game with Notre Dame on Sept. 10, 2011. Player numbers will also continue to appear on the helmet.
The actual game jerseys will be slightly different from the replicas sold at the M-Den (mden.com) and other retail stores.
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