On Tuesday the Michigan Wolverines unveiled a new white road uniform they'll wear Jan. 3 against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2012 Sugar Bowl. It's the third time this year they'll wear a special jersey, following their retro-inspired "Legacy" threads from their home game against Notre Dame and their road game against Michigan State.
Michigan's head coach Brady Hoke explained the decision to wear the special uniform in a statement released by the school:
"We met with our seniors and showed them some concepts that were proposed by adidas and the mock-up is what they chose," said head coach Brady Hoke. "This is a something the players enjoy and we thought it would be a nice way to commemorate our appearance in the Sugar Bowl."
In addition to the jersey -- which features a blue collar, blue stripes on the shoulder pads, a block M on the upper right chest and the Sugar Bowl logo on the upper left chest -- the Wolverines will also wear gray face masks, a tribute to the school's helmets from the 1960s.
Player numbers on the helmets, which debuted during the Notre Dame game and became a permanent addition this season at the players' request, will also be worn.
Virginia Tech announced on Twitter they'll wear their regular maroon helmets and maroon jerseys.
For more on the Wolverines, be sure to head over to the SB Nation blog Maize 'N Brew. Check out Gobbler Country for everything Hokies. Head over to the official site of the Allstate Sugar Bowl for more info on this year's game.