It looks like Tennessee isn’t planning on donning their smokey grey uniforms in the Pruitt era, according to at least one report.
On Friday, Fox Sports Knoxville reported that Tennessee will wear a more traditional look going forward, including the fan-favorite all orange combination, as well as black cleats — a staple during Phillip Fulmer’s reign.
Sources: Tennessee football will stop wearing smokey grey uniforms in games, stick to all orange-and-white combos and only black cleats moving forward.https://t.co/YEm8AC7xUQ pic.twitter.com/pxupBwCSbM— FOX Sports Knoxville (@FOXSportsKnox) February 2, 2018
Tennessee began wearing the smokey grey uniforms in 2013, during the first season of Butch Jones’ tenure. The adidas version was worn twice that season, versus Georgia and Vanderbilt.
When Tennessee rebranded with nike ahead of the 2015 season, a new version was released. Since then, the Vols have taken the field in the smokey grey’s four times, most notably in come from behind wins against Georgia (2015) and Florida (2016) at Neyland Stadium.
While the alternates were popular among fans, especially with their unique helmet design paying homage to the neighboring smoky mountains, the return to a more traditional look on Saturdays will be a welcoming sight to most fans on Rocky Top.