The Volunteers won't be wearing this uniform anymore.
New Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt announced some big news today. It's uniform-related.
The Volunteers' "Smokey Grey" uniforms are no more. They won't be worn in the Pruitt era.
Talk of the uniforms going away surfaced a couple of days ago. It was confirmed by Pruitt today.
"The traditionalists in the Tennessee fan base will be happy. Jeremy Pruitt told me the Vols won’t be breaking out the alternate “Smokey Gray” uniforms while he’s the coach. He said they would wear orange and white," ESPN's Chris Low reports.
FOX Sports Knoxville first reported the news. From their report:
"It’s out with the old, in with the new — or rather in with the traditional old again — for Tennessee football moving forward under Jeremy Pruitt. Tennessee will stop wearing its “smokey grey” jerseys during football games and stick to traditional orange and white, all orange and all white combinations, sources close to the program told FOX Sports Knoxville. The Vols will also only wear black cleats.
The smokey grey jerseys were introduced in the Butch Jones era, especially to be worn in key home games — Tennessee has donned the grey in its past three home matchups against Georgia, once against Vanderbilt (2013), once against Florida (2016) and in the 2016 Music City Bowl against Nebraska. The Vols were 3-3 in the jerseys."
It's a good move by Pruitt and Co. The uniforms were whack.