The Michigan Wolverines unveiled new uniforms this week that they'll be wearing in the Outback Bowl, and a large portion of the public are not big fans. However, the players are on board with it, including safety Jordan Kovacs:
"I like 'em," senior safety and captain Jordan Kovacs said Tuesday. "I think they're pretty unique, pretty special, and we like to wear our unique uniforms in big games, special games. And this is a big game for our seniors."
The Outback Bowl uniforms will be the eighth different unique uniform combination that the Wolverines have worn since Brady Hoke took over in Ann Arbor two years ago. That's a startling number, considering Michigan's reputation for holding fast to tradition. However, Kovacs thinks the traditionalists in the Michigan fan base don't have much reason for concern:
"I don't think, with Coach Hoke, you have to worry about getting too carried away with (uniform changes)," Kovacs said, when asked about fans concerned Michigan will follow programs such as Oregon, known for eclectic and constantly changing uniforms.
The Michigan seniors were consulted by Hoke prior to the season about the possibility of wearing alternate uniforms for their bowl game, and gave the OK for them to be worn.
The Wolverines will face the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, FL. The game is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on New Years Day.