Tennessee’s “Smokey Grey” uniforms were worn 4 times in the 2010s, but haven’t made an appearance since 2017.

The Volunteers first donned the threads in a comeback win over Georgia in 2015. They then wore them twice in 2016: against Florida at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to improve to 4-0, then again in a win over Nebraska in the Music City Bowl. The last appearance was in 2017 at Georgia, and any hopes of beating the Dawgs in their own house instead turned into a 41-0 rout for Kirby Smart’s group.

But the Smokey Greys are coming back on Saturday as the Vols visit LSU. The program announced on Monday that after that, the Nike-designed uniforms will be updated and worn at least 1 time in each of the following three seasons. It’s exciting news for Tennessee fans who liked the unique look but were longing for its return.

Judging by most of the social media reaction on Monday, Tennessee made a good decision:



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