Vols fans have mixed feelings about new football uniforms

Vols fans have mixed feelings about new football uniforms

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Some fans say the new gray uniforms are a fresh look for this coming season. Some fans say the new gray uniforms are a fresh look for this coming season.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A mix of opinions were heard in Vols Country about the new football uniforms unveiled Thursday.

Some fans say the Vols need to stick with tradition, while others say the gray uniforms look cool and could intimidate opponents on the football field.

"Have you seen it yet?" seems to be the big question on campus.

"One of my lab buddies asked if I had seen the new uniforms and I was like, 'No I haven't.' So he showed me and I thought oh those are pretty slick," said UT senior Ellie Terry-Emert.

Some fans say the new gray uniforms are a fresh look for this coming season.

"It's the first big change in Tennessee tradition with the Butch Jones era," UT sophomore Troy Provost-Heron said.

It's a break with tradition some fans aren't happy about.

"It doesn't look like Tennessee. It looks like Auburn," said Norma Stubbs.

Another fan, Norma Underwood, says UT should stick to the basics.

"I still like he white better, probably just because of tradition orange and white," she said.

Over at Rocky Top Books the phone was ringing with people wanting to know when they can pick up their own jersey.

"I'm sure that it's in high demand with all the stores around here. That's our hope. We would obviously like to have them here because I know they'll fly off the shelves," said employee Terry Jay.

While orange and white means big business, fans are just excited to see how the gray uniforms look on the field.

"Kind of gives a more intimidating feel," said Vols fan Brock Stevens.

Some UT students say they're excited about the change because they missed seeing the black and orange uniforms introduced by then-coach Lane Kiffin.

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