Posted by Tom Fornelli
Yesterday Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon talked about plans to expand Michigan Stadium to 120,000 seats, but that wasn't the only information about Michigan football that he shared on Thursday. Last week we did a post about the throwback uniforms that Michigan would be wearing in its annual meeting with Notre Dame this season as reported by the Detroit Free-Press. The jerseys were about as throwback as throwback gets, but according to Brandon, those aren't the uniforms that Michigan will be wearing.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon was asked during an interview on WTKA-AM (1050) this morning if that was an accurate representation of U-M's uniform.
"No," Brandon said.
Brandon said Michigan's uniform would combine "elements of a couple different eras," but emphasized that the final product has not been revealed.
"We're excited about rolling them out" at the appropriate time, Brandon said.
Which is fine by me because, honestly, those things are ugly. Not to mention, they're not actually throwbacks since Michigan has never actually worn those uniforms. Those were apparently just Adidas' interpretation of what Michigan throwbacks should look like. And of course, since it's Adidas, you've got to throw some stripes on those things for no reason. If Notre Dame will be wearing actual throwback jerseys in the game, then Michigan should be too.