Tennessee Drops Music City Bowl Uniform Combination

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    Purdue, Tennessee Music City Bowl

    While the weather in Nashville this last week has been warmer than usual, the Tennessee football team will be bringing the ice to the Midstate. Tennessee will be wearing its all-white uniform combination – white helmets, white jerseys, white pants, and white shoes – against Purdue in the Music City Bowl on Thursday.

    The announcement came in the form of a Twitter post on Tuesday evening.

    Tennessee is 1-1 on the season while wearing the all-white uniform combination. Their first time wearing the uniform this year, the Vols decimated Missouri on the road in their fifth game of the season. Then, in the eighth game of the season, the Vols lost to Alabama while on the road in their all-white uniforms.

    The Vols have worn five different uniform combinations here in Josh Heupel’s inaugural season at Tennessee. The traditional orange jersey and white pants and all-orange combinations have been used three times each. Meanwhile, the white jersey and orange pants, the all-white combination, and Tennessee’s new dark-mode uniforms have all been used two times each.

    According to Chad Fields on Twitter, Tennessee is 69-63-1 all-time when wearing the all-white uniform combo. Interestingly enough, though, that combination also holds the lowest win percentage, 51.88 percent, of all Tennessee uniforms.

    The Music City Bowl will take place Thursday afternoon in Nashville at 3:00 p.m. ET. Tennessee (7-5) will take on Purdue (8-4) in the final game of Josh Heupel’s first season in Knoxville.

    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.