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

Tampa Gator

August 18th, 2013
1:20 pm

I would not want anyone I know wearing anything orange with that ugly grayish color… goes well with only one color……and that is BLUE.


August 18th, 2013
8:18 am

This color is not smokey at all, it is

Ford, dark charcoal


August 16th, 2013
11:27 am

The problem with the Vols sporting trick unis is that it makes them look like they’re going out to Trick or Treat.


August 16th, 2013
10:42 am

Man, you talking about giving an opponent an edge! You can talk can talk smack about those uniforms all day… it’s a setup. I can see the personal fouls on the Tennessee players rolling in now.


August 16th, 2013
10:23 am

They look good, but a new uniform will not improve play.


August 16th, 2013
9:32 am

I must admit those are cool looking. Best wishes to our dudes to the north…..except 1 Saturday a year.


August 16th, 2013
8:50 am

“Teams that don’t have much of a tradition?” Tennessee has as much tradition as any team in the SEC, and more than anyone with the possible exception of Alabama.


August 16th, 2013
8:36 am

I can smell the jelousy in the air. The uniform in Smokey is not but a wear on occasion uni. Say what you will about UT , as most Dog fans will as the only schools they hate are the ones they rarely beat. Tennessee is turning a corner to their rightful place atop the SEC east.


August 16th, 2013
8:34 am

Teams that don’t have much of a tradition need to change their uniforms. The fan base is not filling up that stadium and they are losing money . Besides, that butt ugly orange makes it an easy decision.


August 16th, 2013
7:27 am

They need to call Richt. He’ll tell them, The clothes don’t make the man”