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Michigan Wolverines Introduce New Gear for Outback BowlThe Wolverines are the latest team to join the new matte helmet trend entering bowl game season. In addition to these ridiculous helmets, Michigan will be rocking new uniforms for the New Years Day Outback Bowl that boast a mix of their traditional yellow and navy blue. Judge for yourself!
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Michigan’s coaches and senior football players gave the official go ahead on the new gear.
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If you’re a fan of traditional college football uniforms … look away.
The Michigan Wolverines released Tuesday the first photos of special uniforms and an updated helmet that they’ll wear for the Jan. 1, 2013 Outback Bowl against South Carolina.
FIRST LOOK: Special Uniform for 2013 @outbackbowl twitter.com/umichfootball/…
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Suspended Michigan senior cornerback J.T. Floyd had released a statement apologizing for his recent suspension from the Jan. 1, 2013 Outback Bowl. The suspension, for the ever-vague "violation of team rules" effectively ends his college football career.
Part of the apology includes the following:
"I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the University...
This is exactly what Michigan was hoping for when John Beilein was hired as coach in 2007.
Over the last six seasons, the Wolverines have built a program that can again challenge for a national championship. After an 81-66 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night, Michigan is 11-0 and sitting at No. 2 in the AP poll - its highest spot since the Fab Five era.
Michigan suspends three players for the Outback Bowl and this should help the Gamecocks. The three players are defensive back JT Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and linebacker Brandon Hawthorne. All three were suspended for a violation of team rules.
The university has not disclosed the nature of the violations, but the following statement from Michigan head coach Brady Hoke was released...
Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license but still remains eligible to play in U-M’s inevitable Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina. He paid a fine and faces no additional punishment from the university. The Wolverines suspended three players from this game earlier this week including their punter, who got the Big Ten punter...
Here they are.
Can't say I love the unis. Actually not at all. Maize numbers are an interesting choice. Looks to me like the maize's don't all match up. I've been waiting for the day when Michigan would attempt a matte helmet. It's not bad. At least the maize isn't chromey like MSU's green or OSU's red when they played us.
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan all met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s upcoming game with Eastern Michigan. Watch interviews with all three in the embedded media players below.
Burke and Morgan after the jump.
Michigan senior captain Jordan Kovacs has one game left wearing the winged helmet but he's not spending his time looking back on an exciting career. Kovacs talks about the development of Dennis Norfleet at corner and more.
Michigan senior offensive guard Patrick Omameh discusses the Wolverines mindset as they prepare to head down to Florida on December 23rd, the recent suspensions of three teammates and the difficulty playing along the offensive line early in a career.
Michigan coach John Beilein left A2 right after practice earlier today to head over to Warren De La Salle high school and watch 2014 swingman A.J. Turner practice. Turner talks with GBW about his conversation with Beilein, his game, and other schools on his list.