Michigan football team releases Sugar Bowl look, which differs from M Den version
But it was close.
The Wolverines (10-2) will wear a "legacy"-type jersey when they take on Virginia Tech (11-2) in next month's Sugar Bowl, the school confirmed Tuesday evening.
Michigan first unveiled a "legacy" uniform for its night game against Notre Dame on Sept. 10 -- the first night game in Michigan Stadium history.
It then wore a version of that uniform in a road game at Michigan State, although it had alterations to the color schemes and block M.
The Sugar Bowl jerseys closely mimic the version the Wolverines wore against the Spartans, but includes gray facemasks, according to a news release -- an element that was included in the home uniform, but not the road version.
The mock-up released by the school does not have grey facemasks.
Michigan has altered its look significantly this year, including adding numbers to the helmets for the duration of the season after debuting them against the Irish. Hoke said the change was made because the players liked the numbered look.
For what it's worth, the Wolverines are 1-1 this season in the "legacy" uniforms, beating Notre Dame 35-31 via a memorable 17-point fourth quarter comeback, then losing 28-14 to Michigan State, the team's first defeat of the year.