ANN ARBOR, Mich. -

Wolverines fans will notice something special at the 2012 University of Michigan football season opener against Alabama on Sept. 1.  The football program and adidas have designed a commemorative road jersey for the game.

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

The Wolverines will wear 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 ont he left and right sleeve of the jersey, and the player numbers are blue.

Michigan will wear its traditional maize pants with the blue block 'M' on the left hip.

For the first time, the Big Ten Conference logo will appear on the Wolverines' jersey as it will for all other league schools.

Michigan will be utilizing a new paint technology on the maize wings on the helmet to better highlight one of the most recognizable helmets in college football. The Wolverines will also add the American flag to the back of the helmet starting this season.

Michigan may consider designing a special bowl game jersey if the opportunity presents itself.  However, a final determination will be made later this year.