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Michigan Football will go back to alternate uniforms, per Harbaugh

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After going away from the different look jerseys for a few seasons, Michigan will be showing a different uniform look at least once in 2017

NCAA Football: Michigan Spring Game Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Since Jim Harbaugh has taken over as Michigan football’s head coach, the Wolverines have went back to just the traditional look with their uniforms, barring the brand change to Jordan.

This season, that will change at least once.

Harbaugh told the press on Friday afternoon just that during interviews for the upcoming satellite camps at John Carroll University in Ohio.

"We talked about it (with Nike) and when we first signed up with Nike we said that's something we'd be interested in, they were interested in it. It's been designed," Harbaugh said to the media. "(They'll be used) at least once this year. I don't know, I think some people like the element of surprise. I don't know if I'm at liberty to say which game.

"But I know which game it's going to be. I don't want to steal someone else's thunder."

When Brady Hoke was still roaming the sidelines at Michigan, the alternate uniforms were a rather common occurance.

However, Michigan hasn’t suited up in any different uniform (other than slight changes to Michigan's white jerseys) since the Penn State game at the Big House in 2014.

In the contract with Adidas from 2011-14, the Wolverines had multiple alternate choices for their jerseys, including throwback looks.

A lot of the time, those uniforms were critized in a negative way by the fan base.

Harbaugh said that he helped design these new uniforms with Nike — without giving away much detail.

“It's going to happen," he said to the media Friday afternoon. "But, hey, we're partners there with Nike and they've put a lot of work into this so I won't announce it right now.

"You're not going to get anything more out of me on that."

For now, all Michigan fans can do is hope that they enjoy this new look uniform more than the most recent ones.

According to Harbaugh, he is “confident” they will.