mmm - I have not watched the video. However as a life long Vol fan and graduate, I have never seen the color Smokey on anything. Summit I have seen, but Orange, Limestone, and Summit is not even mentioned as a key color pallette, and that is the Lady Vols basic pallette. So don't know when this was drawn up, but there is not a history beyond the orange and white except for Summit. Summit is supposed to relate to the sky on a fall afternoon. As for tradition bowing it's head. UT has always tinkered with our uniforms. We have rarely had the same uniform year after year. It has been a while since some major changes have been made, but a new uniform or alternate uniform is not blowing up tradition at TN. As long as you know it is TN the moment you see it, I am good with it. There better not be a UGA power ranger drag uniform like they had a few years back.
Got 22 seconds? If so, the University of Tennessee has posted a quick teaser for what appears to be a new uniform reveal. The video’s “08. 15. 13.” date tag suggests the Vols will whip out their new duds today.
From the looks of it, the Volunteers will be sporting orange socks and shoes. There also appears to be some silver on the socks. There have been rumors in Knoxville that Tennessee will break out an alternate uniform featuring silver, gray or chrome this season. Some say the new duds will be a dark, dark gray color called “Smokey,” which is part of the school’s main color palette.
Looks like another school is about to join the long list of programs who sport multiple uniforms.
Traditionalists, bow your heads.
UPDATE — Yup. Tennessee will break out an all-dark gray uni at some point in 2013.