Photos Hint at Tennessee Uniform Change for 2021

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    Love ’em or hate ’em, it looks like Tennessee football may have officially brought back the white cleats.

    Tennessee Uniform White Cleats

    Via @Vol_Football on Instagram

    On the Tennessee Football Instagram live video on Thursday, players were shown wearing white cleats with orange jerseys and white pants.

    Tennessee Uniform

    Via @Vol_Football on Instagram

    In recent years, the details of Tennessee’s uniform have been fairly controversial among fans and often changed.

    For instance, take the pants. In 2020, Tennessee brought back the double-stripe on the pants. This was changed away from the solid white pants, which were brought back in 2019 under Jeremy Pruitt. Prior to Pruitt, Tennessee had worn a solid orange stripe on the pants that tapered into a checkerboard under Butch Jones.

    However, the cleats have also been a big topic of discussion, as well.

    In 2019 and 2020, Tennessee wore all black cleats with each uniform.

    Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

    Although, Tennessee wore primarily white cleats with their uniforms from 2011-2018.

    KNOXVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 18, 2017 – Running back Tim Jordan #9 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the LSU Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tennessee Athletics

    And now, according to their Instagram feed, it looks like Tennessee has returned to the white cleats for their uniform under coach Josh Heupel.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.