Thousands of Tennessee Volunteer fans that have loathed Adidas for years, finally received some good news on Friday.
Tennessee has entered into a department wide apparel agreement with @NIKE. Details to follow.
— Tennessee Athletics (@Vol_Sports) January 31, 2014
The University of Tennessee confirmed they will be switching from Adidas to Nike, when their contract is up in 2015.
Most Vol fans have been clamoring for this switch for years. It’s quite often a debate among message board users and garners as much attention as coaching changes and actual games.
The Vols revamped their Adidas uniforms prior to the 2013 season, switching to a more updated and sleek look.
The new uniforms added the state logo and also a new smokey gray hue.
I’d expect the Vols to continue with a smokey gray type color with Nike, although they would be wise to nix the gray, considering they went 0-2 when wearing them this past season.
This news will appease those that obsess over uniforms. For the rest of us that just enjoy football, it’ll be business as usual.
Butch Jones put it best when he said “uniforms don’t win football games”.
I couldn’t agree more, coach.