Life a little more Smokey for Vols

The Vols hope smoke gets in their opponents' eyes this fall.

The Vols hope smoke gets in their opponents' eyes this fall.

Tennessee has joined the alternate uniform craze.

Hey, the fans love them.

The players love them.

Nike, Adidas and Under Armor love them. (More $$$ in their pockets)

And some coaches love them.

So why not?

Everybody from Fresno State to Nevada, from Nebraska to Houston has introduced new or alternate looks for this fall.

Even Notre Dame is rockin’ a redesigned shamrock look.

Tennessee released a teasing video this morning that hinted of an alternate uni. Former QB and current radio talk show host Erik Ainge helped confirm some the rumors swirling around Vol-ville with this tweet at 9:16 a.m.:

“The uniforms won’t be gray, they are Smokey and it’s an Official UT School Color. PMS 426. Butch is Master Splinter”

Word is, the school was planning to wait until 3 this afternoon to debut the new look.

Adidas, the school’s supplier, released a photo this afternoon that you can see to the right.

Not bad, compared to some.

What do you think? Have schools gone overboard with all of these new uniforms? Do you prefer the traditional look?

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32 comments Add your comment


August 15th, 2013
5:33 pm

If you can’t play then change the uniform. This has worked very well for Kentucky.

Thy hogan

August 15th, 2013
4:07 pm

Man I tell yew what.


August 15th, 2013
3:56 pm

Those uni’s are going to take some getting used to, don’t you think? Auburn is the only school that uses orange that has managed to make a classy uniform. There’s are classic and understated!

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 15th, 2013
3:49 pm

Looks a lot like one of the GATOR uniforms.


August 15th, 2013
3:48 pm

Isn’t it funny how all these awful orange teams try to cover it up? First the purple at Clempsin, then Aubie being all about the blue and not so much about the orange, and now the rednecks of them all – So funny. Only surprised the volunteers still have that stark white and orange helmet.


August 15th, 2013
3:10 pm

Just damn… Fugly… sherbet orange and smoke gray? Like my brother said “Some people’s taste is only in their mouths…” thank God I’m not a Vol.


August 15th, 2013
3:00 pm

I like the “new look”. Ga. looked real sharp in those red things when Boise St. kicked that tail. The black ones were pretty that day when Bama took them to the woodshed.Unies Don’t win championships, BAMA does!! RollOn


August 15th, 2013
2:30 pm

Whats in the crotch of these pants? Uni’s come with that

I dropped my fried twinkie

August 15th, 2013
2:17 pm

Well maybe the Stadium will not look like the Great Fat Pumpkin Patch.


August 15th, 2013
2:16 pm

Yuk! UT has enough problems and now these ugly uniforms..
4-8 won’t make them look any better in 2013…