Michigan to wear special uniforms, helmets vs. South Carolina in the Outback Bowl
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan is donning special uniforms again.
This time for an appearance in the Outback Bowl.
The university released photos of the Outback Bowl uniforms on Tuesday, a white jersey with blue across the shoulders and down the sleeve.
A maize-colored 'block M' will be featured on the left and right sleeves, and player numbers will be maize with a blue outline.
"I love them," said senior quarterback and captain Denard Robinson said in a released statement. "We only saw a photo of them early in the year, but I think they look even better. It will be fun, but we know we're going to Tampa to play a football game and a great team in South Carolina, so we have to stay focused."
Michigan wore a total of six different uniform combinations in 2011, and the only alterations it made to the helmet were adding numbers during Big Ten play. This season, the Wolverines have only wore a special uniform once -- against Alabama in the Cowboys Classic.
On the inside of the neck of the Outback Bowl jerseys, the phrase "It's Great To Be A Michigan Wolverine" will be displayed.
Additionally, Michigan will feature a somewhat altered helmet for the game.
According to the release, the helmet will feature a "navy matte finish and traditional maize wings."
The special helmets, and a limited number of jerseys, will be auctioned off following the game at MGoBlue.com.
All proceeds to the online auction will benefit the U-M Community and University Engagement Office.
Michigan will take on South Carolina in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
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