Jeremy Pruitt does not want Tennesse wearing gray alternate uniforms
Jeremy Pruitt is looking to restore an old school tradition now that he has taken over Tennessee’s football program, and one of the ways he plans to do that is by eliminating the use of ugly alternate uniforms.
On several occasions under Butch Jones, the Vols wore uniforms that were predominantly a smokey gray color. Pruitt says Tennessee will not be wearing those under his watch.
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.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) February 8, 2018
As Zach Barnett of College Football Talk notes, the Vols are 3-3 when they’ve worn the gray alternate uniforms since they were introduced. That probably has more to do with the fact that they have been a mediocre team in recent years than it does with the color of their threads, but change can be a good thing.
Vols fans already won one battle when they protested so hard that Greg Schiano did not get the head coaching job at Tennessee, and we’re guessing many of them will be pleased with Pruitt’s decision to do away with the gray alternates.