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Tennessee Is Reportedly Making A Major Change To Its Football Uniforms

A Tennessee football player holding up his helmet before a game.

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 7: A Tennessee Volunteer holds up his helmet in the team huddle before the NCAA football game against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders at Neyland Stadium on September 7, 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won 26-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tennessee's football program is reportedly making a major change to its jerseys ahead of the 2018 season. An aspect of the Volunteers' jerseys is being retired.

Chad Fields is reporting that the checkerboard stripe on the helmets and pants is being retired. It will be replaced by a single stripe.

"Sources have confirmed that (Tennessee) will be retiring the checkerboard stripe on the helmet and pants, and will instead have a single solid stripe. These uniform changes are added to the return of black cleats and the dropping of Smokey grey alternate," he reports.

It's unclear what this means for the orange pants, he says.

Tennessee's football team is set to open its 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against West Virginia. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.