Vols Tease Return of Double Stripes on Uniforms

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    Assuming there is a 2020 college football season, the Vols will be donning a more “traditional” look the next time they take the field.

    Tennessee’s official football Twitter account released a short video on Thursday teasing the return of the double orange stripes on UT’s home uniforms. The stripes run down the side of Tennessee’s white pants, and the Vols’ orange jerseys seem unchanged from previous seasons.

    The last time the double stripes were on Tennessee’s football uniform was back in the 2014 season. When UT switched over from Adidas to Nike prior to the 2015 season, Nike did away with the double stripe look and instead went with a single stripe down the side of the pants that dissolved into a checkerboard pattern at the bottom of the legs.

    When Jeremy Pruitt took over as head coach before the 2018 season, Tennessee did away with stripes on the pants altogether.

    The 2018 season saw UT adopt stripeless pants, hearkening back to Tennessee’s uniforms during the 1998 national championship season. The Vols wore that uniform combination in 2018 and 2019, with Tennessee breaking out their orange pants once again last season.

    (Photo via Tennessee Athletics)

    This season will mark the first time Tennessee has had a double stripe look for their uniforms in half a decade.

    The video did not reveal whether or not double stripes will be present on any orange pants UT might wear this upcoming season. Last season, Tennessee’s orange pants mirrored their white counterparts with a lack of stripes down the side.

    Photo by Jake Nichols/RTI

    As of right now, Tennessee is set to open up the 2020 season on September 5th with a home match-up against Charlotte in Neyland Stadium.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.