Tennessee successfully unveiled new Nike uniforms this afternoon and the reaction from Vol fans across the nation was largely positive. Several Vol athletes and coaches also chimed in with support for the switch. Here’s a round up of info and reaction from the start of the new Nike era on Rocky Top.
First up, fans starting lining up outside the Vol Shop as early as 10 pm last night.
— Vol Photos (@Vol_Photos) July 1, 2015
Butch Jones got things rolling with this tweet.
Fans seemed to like the new checkerboard on the helmet.
— The Coonskin Cap (@TheCoonskinCap) July 1, 2015
The new look “Vols” also got some love.
Vol football players, coaches and fans quickly took to twitter to show their support for the switch.
— Austin Smith (@AustinZSmith24) July 1, 2015
— LaTroy Lewis (@MrPrimetime4) July 1, 2015
Love the checkerboard#GBO pic.twitter.com/2Eb5qBCLIi
— Steve Stripling (@UCCoachStrip) July 1, 2015
Enough said! Just another cool reason Tennessee is on the Rise!! pic.twitter.com/nwP5EgU5W1
— Zach Azzanni COACH Z (@CoachZBroncos) July 1, 2015
— Aaron Hayden (@Ran4UT) July 1, 2015
The official Nike football account also pumped Tennessee’s new gear.
— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) July 1, 2015
Vol assistant basketball coach Rob Lanier chimed in.
Fans and players alike loved the new hoops jerseys, especially the new smokey grey look.
— Jake DiNovo (@DinovoJake) July 1, 2015
@rockytopinsider 1 out 10. I would say 100. Gray basketball jersey top notch!!
— Jar-ed (@J_Roc31) July 1, 2015
National media outlets and personalities gave Tennessee a lot of pub as well.
— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@sportingnews) July 1, 2015
— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) July 1, 2015
— Athlon Sports (@AthlonSports) July 1, 2015