According to, the University of Michigan will be sporting new commemorative road jersey for the 2012 season opener against Alabama on Sept. 1. The uniforms are pretty slick, and were specifically made for the Cowboys Classic game against Alabama.

According to the release:

Michigan, adidas and the school’s helmet providers have worked to match the colors in both the helmet and uniforms.

For the Cowboys Classic game against Alabama, the Wolverines will don a white road jersey with maize across the shoulders and down to the sleeve. Blue piping will separate the maize from the white on the jersey. A blue block ‘M’ will appear on the left and right sleeves of the jersey, and the player numbers will be blue. Michigan will wear its traditional maize pants with the blue block ‘M’ on the left hip. The Wolverines’ adizero Smoke gloves will feature lyrics to the school’s fight song, “The Victors.”

“The players and staff like the commemorative jersey that adidas presented for the Alabama game,” said Brady Hoke, U-M head football coach. “The players really enjoyed the legacy and bowl uniforms that were worn last season.”

Michigan will wear its traditional home and road uniforms for the remainder of the regular season. For the first time, the Big Ten Conference logo will appear on the Wolverines’ jersey as it will for all the other league schools.