Two years ago this weekend, Lane Kiffin recorded the biggest victory of his one-year Tennessee coaching career with a resounding 31-13 thumping of #22 South Carolina.
He did so with the help of some black jerseys that seemed to fire up his team. (Nevermind that nothing matched in the ghastly white helmet / black jersey / orange pants combination.)
Now a pair of Vols have tweeted their desire for another “black out” game, once again with Carolina heading to Knoxville.
Da’Rick Rogers: “just a little something to spark the team when we need it the most … black jerseys for halloween!!”
Tyler Bray: “Volnation needs to blackout Neyland stadium. That would really show your support in this must win game.”
Da’Rick Rogers: “I know yal want a black out! All black everything. Ha and the orange power T.”
Apparently someone in the UT athletic department got to Bray because moments after that exchange, he tweeted the following:
“Just to clear things up we want our fans to wear black.”
Uh, that’s not what Rogers said. In fact, Rogers’ initial tweet could be taken as news that the team has already been told they’ll be outfitted in black.
As we said yesterday regarding Kentucky’s new black unis… if everyone wears special black duds, what’s really special about wearing that color?