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Michigan To Start Wearing New Adidas Techfit Jersey

The design of Michigan's historic home jersey is not changing, but at some point this season the Wolverines will start wearing adidas' new TECHFIT compression football jerseys, which feel lighter and are essentially adidas' answer to Nike's Pro Combat uniforms.

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The new TECHFIT jersey is a complete reconstruction of the standard uniform with multiple innovations to reduce the weight of the jersey by 30 percent. These technologies include a streamlined fit, new fabric, reduced seams and an ultra lightweight name and numbering system. In addition, the adidas TECHFIT jersey keeps players cool with integrated ventilation zones and moisture management fabric. Reduced seams and a restriction-free, high-stretch collar design increases range of motion to support player agility and speed.

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adidas boasts that this new jersey is harder to grab. For Michigan, that seems like a major plus because of Denard Robinson's style of play. I'm not sure if you can possibly make him faster than he already is, but making him harder to grab is just one more thing to make life tougher on defenses, so the new jerseys seem to be worth it for that alone.

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In conjunction with the new jerseys, adidas produced videos for the teams wearing them. Below is Michigan's.

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