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Irish players looking forward to new look

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Notre Dame players will look different when they take the field against Michigan on Saturday night, and not just because they'll be illuminated by lights for the first time in Big House history.

The Irish will wear retro jerseys from the Joe Kuharich era, which is not normally a period in Notre Dame football history worthy of celebration. Under Kuharich, the Irish went 17-23 from 1959-62, but they had cool uniforms. Players will have green shamrocks on their gold helmets against Michigan. Their white jerseys will feature green numerals and stripes.

"It would be cool to wear something different, something new just for our game," linebacker Manti Te'u said. "I definitely like our jerseys. I like the tradition behind our jerseys. But it would be nice one game to have something new."

Coach Brian Kelly was asked if he was planning on wearing a "throwback" fedora or perhaps a suit, tie and trench coat.

"Is the camera going to be on me? Oh yeah, it is," he said, apparently referring to criticism of his sideline behavior during a 23-20 loss to South Florida. "Quite a bit. I'm going to be dressed well and I'm going to do a really good job on the sideline."

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