When you think of the Tennessee Volunteers' colors, you think bright orange and the checkerboard pattern. This year the football decided to update their uniforms and go with the simple theme.
For next season, the Volunteers will get rid of the checkerboard stripe on the pants and on the back of the helmets just going with a solid orange stripe instead.
BREAKING:— Chad Fields (@CfieldsVFL) July 12, 2018
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
Personally, I liked the checkerboard pattern. Some people may think it is too much but I see it as what defines Tennessee and what gives them their own unique character.
Having one of the more storied college football programs in the country, the school probably thought that they should keep it simple. Throughout the years we haven't seen really anything different from the Vols, just the plain orange and white with the "T" on the helmet.
Tennessee Is Reportedly Making A Major Change To Its Football Uniforms https://t.co/V4xI3Fts7E— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) July 12, 2018
Hopefully fans aren't too annoyed by this subtle change in attire.