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Michigan Announces Big Change To Football Field

Michigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The field at the Big House is going to have a big aesthetic change. Michigan is getting blue end zones for the first time in program history.

To this point, Michigan's end zones have been green, with yellow lettering. That appears to be changing today.

The program posted video of the new blue turf being laid onto the field on Twitter this afternoon:

Michigan has also provided a mock-up of what the field will look like with the new end zone designs.

The yellow lettering remains. It pops pretty nicely when painted on the dark blue surface.

The Rose Bowl Twitter account points out that it is pretty much the same design that has been used when the Wolverines have found themselves in Pasadena. This picture is from the 1998 win over Washington State.

Personally, I like the change. Short of the full Boise State treatment, I like adding some extra color to the field. Of course, not everyone likes change. As with uniforms and basically every other aesthetic part of college football, some people are very against it. Most of the responses to Michigan's tweet seem positive, but there is definitely a number of people against the new coloring.

Most Michigan fans will get their first look on September 8. The Wolverines host Western Michigan in their home opener.