Michigan football has generally worn all white on the road under Jim Harbaugh but that’s going to change Saturday against Michigan State.
You can feel the anticipation building for Michigan football and Michigan State. The Spartans have the bragging rights after last year’s win in Ann Arbor and the Wolverines are desperate to win them back along with the Paul Bunyan Trophy.
Whichever team wins will have knocked off a top-10 opponent in the first battle of teams this highly-ranked in the rivalry since 1961. College Gameday will be in attendance, just like it was back in 2015, and that just shows what is at stake.
Michigan State is going to celebrate the occasion or mark it by wearing all-green for the game. The Spartans generally wear white pants with their green jerseys. So it’s a new look for Sparty who also wore an alternate helmet for the game against Indiana.
You have to give the Spartans credit, they look pretty cool. There is just something about one color. Michigan football fans loved the all-blue uniforms, at least most people did, and most importantly, the players liked it.
Michigan football going back to maize
And on Saturday, after a player’s vote, according to Chris Balas of The Wolverine (subscription required), Michigan football will wear maize paints which will make for a new look.
The Wolverines will wear white tops and long-time Michigan football fans will be perfectly familiar with the road uniforms that the Wolverines wore for what seemed like forever. Hell, Jim Harbaugh played wearing maize pants, and really wasn’t until he became head coach that they went away.
This will be the third road game of the season and it’s now three different pants. Michigan wore blue pants at Wisconsin, which again, looked badass.
And the Wolverines wore all white against Nebraska. So I like the fact that the team is mixing it up and that Harbaugh is allowing the players to decide.
This is their moment and the best news of all is that we are less than a day away from kickoff.