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The most radical Tennessee uniform came with the "Halloween jerseys" of 1963, orange with black...

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The most radical Tennessee uniform came with the "Halloween jerseys" of 1963, orange with black numbers, uniforms that weren't a big hit. They went gently into that good night at the end of the season. A 5-5 season and a new coach in town the next season helped make that happen.

Mattingly: Vols' uniform has been anything but " GoVolsXtra (For those of you pining for black jerseys, it's already sort of been done, and didn't go well. I really hope this never, ever happens again.)

If you read through the comments (which I’ve warned before not to do), you’ll get a nice cross se...

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If you read through the comments (which I’ve warned before not to do), you’ll get a nice cross section of Tennessee fans and their opinions on the subject. The idea of using black on the uniforms was posted at some point, and that is where we discover that unfortunately, the old adage of opinions being like assholes holds true to this day. First off, you’ve got your traditionalists who don’t like any messing with the traditional uniforms that were traditionally worn by traditional players in "traditional" times traditionally… tradition. Nevermind the fact that the "Power T" that we know and love today has only been traditional since the 70’s, and also nevermind the fact that Tennessee has in fact, worn black as part of the color scheme for quite some time:

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