Like them or not, Michigan’s new Jumpman jerseys can bring out some strong opinions.
Former Michigan State defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds shared his thoughts on the Wolverines new look in an interview with WKAR on Thursday night. As you might expect, Reynolds isn’t too impressed with the new Jordan Brand sponsorship of the Spartans in-state rival. He also wondered what the Jordan logo would’ve looked like after his final game against Michigan in 2013 when the Spartans held the Wolverines to -48 rushing yards.
“We don’t really trip off the little things like that, like jerseys. Don’t get me wrong, is it cool that Michigan is getting to be a Jordan school? Yeah. That’s cool, that’s something you don’t deny,” he said.
“With that said, you can’t really tell what brand it is in the fourth quarter when the jerseys are dirty after getting negative some odd rushing yards in the game. That’s great for them, that’s really great. But it’s only going to matter for about five minutes.”
The full interview can be heard here. Reynolds, who now plays in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, was 3-1 in his four games against Michigan.
“Coach D doesn’t really need a gimmick,” he added, referencing Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio. “He doesn’t really need anything else like that to get his players motivated or playing the right way. That’s great for me, but that doesn’t impress me.”