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Tennessee could be tweaking their football uniforms for 2018

A more traditional look.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Texas A&M Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

If you want to get people fired up, talk uniforms. Just about any fan out there has a strong opinion on what their team should or shouldn’t be wearing on Saturdays, and the Tennessee fanbase is no different.

The Vols made minor changes to their uniform combination after switching to Nike back in 2015. A new number font was added, along with a checkerboard pattern on the helmet and pant stripe. ‘Smokey grey’ alternates were also introduced, complete with a smokey mountain backdrop on the helmet.

Most of that mentioned above.... is now gone — reportedly.

Uniform guru Chad Fields reports that Tennessee will do away with the checkerboard stripe, going back to the traditional standard stripe on both the helmet and pants. Fields also mentions the potential return of black cleats.

For what it’s worth, none of this has been confirmed elsewhere. The pictures taken on VolDay18 on Wednesday did feature the checkerboard stripe, as JT Shrout shows us.

But as Fields explains below, Tennessee did something similar in 2015.

Uniforms don’t win football games at the end of the day, but people sure love to discuss them — right down to the smallest detail. What do you think about Tennessee’s potential new look?