When Jeremy Pruitt leads the Vols football program for the first time, there will be a noticeable difference in the Tennessee uniforms. According to Chad Fields of VFL, a major change is coming to the Vols uniforms with an iconic trend being scraped away. Not only is Tennessee set to get rid of its Smokey grey alternate uniforms — rejoice, Vols fans! — they will reportedly get rid of the checkerboard stripes.
Tennessee has featured the iconic pattern as part of its uniforms for years, but Pruitt’s Vols will feature a solid orange stripe on the pants rather than the pattern fans in Knoxville have grown accustomed to.
In addition, Tennessee will be bringing back the old school black cleats.
Fields shared a photo of the updated jerseys on social media.
Sources have confirmed that @Vol_Football 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. pic.twitter.com/lMtQRs4q7r
— Tennessee Uniform Boy (@CfieldsVFL) July 12, 2018
Tennessee opens up its 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against West Virginia at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.