Are These Michigan's Alternate Jerseys for the Notre Dame Game? Because They're Delightfully Awful

By D.J. Byrnes on August 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Sorry for two Michigan-centric posts in a row.... but I'm hopeful I'm bearing some hilariously good news.

Michigan, like most teams in the 21st century, will wear some alternate jerseys for some big games this year. Notre Dame and Penn State will both be played under the lights, but given the timing of this ad and Notre Dame's closer proximity on the schedule, it can be assumed these will debut against the Irish As the graphic indicates, M will be trotting these out for the night game against Penn State:

To which I say: I can only hope we're lucky enough to live in a world where these jerseys got okay'd by multiple people from Michigan and ADIDAS. (I suppose this is a good time to mention Michigan lost the rights to "Maize" when they left Nike and signed with ADIDAS for $80 million in 2008.

The black stripes on the sleeves (against dark navy blue) slay me. The idea of Devin Gardner wearing 98 again slays me.

Tip of the cap to ADIDAS. I am not usually a fan of their work, but they hit this one out of the park.

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