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Old 12-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #10966 (permalink)
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Could any of you photoshop aficinaodos perhaps do a uniform with light blue accents? I think the light blue the Lady Vols use would complement our orange & white better than black, gray, chrome, etc. Thanks in advance, friend!
While it might look good...NO THANKS
We are already garnering an image around the league as becoming "soft" we don't need powder blue added into the mix.

Now in a couple of years when we are back to playing smash-mouth, winning TENNESSEE footbal, then maybe.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #10967 (permalink)
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New uni's don't win games....but style does bring talent....UT has neither right now.
I'm a traditional person, but I'm thinking a a change would be ok
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #10968 (permalink)
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Spice up the uniforms every now and then with a new look---it helps in recruiting and gets national pub.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #10969 (permalink)
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If nothing else, do it so we can get the jersey sales. Seems like an easy way to get a cheap pop and make a little extra money.

Orange and white is UT.

But would it really hurt to have some fun every now and again???
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #10970 (permalink)
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Here's 9 looks to a more metallic helmet:

1, 3, 4, 7 & 8 are my picks! Nice work!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:32 AM   #10971 (permalink)
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All three on the LH side with the Orange Mask...If I had to pick one....All Orange helmet w/white strip
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:26 AM   #10972 (permalink)
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:30 AM   #10973 (permalink)
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I like the orange or the black helmets in that picture.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #10974 (permalink)
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Did the latest round of changes to the "road" uniform, and also did up this version to our "storm trooper" look just to see.

what kind of program did you use to do the designs with??? i would like the carbon fiber silver and orange t on the side on the helmet
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #10975 (permalink)
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Subtle stylistic change has been part of Tennessee tradition. The strident advocates of black-on-black or black and white, with orange relegated to little more than an accent color, are advocating nothing less than a radical makeover.

I am a cultural anthropologist by training and my research focuses heavily on the role of style in material culture (yes, that includes clothing) as an expression of identity. You may not want to take my word for it, no matter how much academic research I cite as supporting documentation, but Butch Jones has said that you can walk into any high school in the country, clad in Tennessee regalia, and they know instantaneously who you represent. That is a profoundly strong, and accurate, example of the functional role of stylistic marker traits as an unequivocal expression of group identity. Personal experience further corroborates his position. On a return trip from Montana, I walked into the airport in Kalispell and a baggage handler spotted my Tennessee orange fleece jacket. Without my saying a word, he stated "you guys are a long way from home."

Few universities in the country have a more distinct color scheme than Tennessee. Make no mistake about it, radical change will, over time, weaken that association, both in terms of public perception and, more importantly, the Big Orange Nation. Frankly, I don't believe the strident advocates of black-on-black when they say that they are only advocating it for occasional usage. Oregon needed a gimmick, we don't. Oregon had no significant history of sustained success in football prior to the last decade or so. Therefore, a host of uniform combinations, ones that pushed the proverbial fashion envelope in college regalia, became a branding mechanism, one that set them apart as different before their onfield success really began to take root.
This thread is closing in on 11,000 posts, and this one is probably the best of the lot. I couldn't have possibly stated this better if I'd tried.

People just can't wrap their head around the fact that such a longstanding brand is something that VERY, VERY few institutions have, but UT is one of those places. That's the reason you don't see teams like Alabama, USC, Texas, and Oklahoma rolling out a new look every week. They don't have to. The fact that the uniforms look essentially the same in 2012 as they did in 1950 is what makes them special.

Some places need newfangled uniforms to get peoples attention. Others, like UT, don't. We have a look that is distinctly "UT" and to deviate from that would only serve to confuse people who can easily identify with a particular brand.

Take Coca-Cola for example. Can you imagine if they replaced their red and white branding with, for example black and silver, and instead of the Coca-Cola script logo just put a huge "C" on the can? Sure, a few people might think it was cool, but in the end it would probably just lead to a lot of confusion amongst customers who came into a store trying to buy Coke. In fact, the only time they tried to make massive changes to the product (the taste, not so much the branding) it was almost universally hated, was a complete disaster and ended up with the company scrapping the idea and going back to what had been working for almost 100 years.

The moral of the story is that a strong brand isn't easily built, and once you've spent years laying the groundwork, it's not necessarily wise to go tearing it down trying to fix something that isn't broken.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:35 PM   #10976 (permalink)
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New uni's don't win games....but style does bring talent....UT has neither right now.
I'm a traditional person, but I'm thinking a a change would be ok
This x 1000!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #10977 (permalink)
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New uni's don't win games....but style does bring talent....UT has neither right now.
I'm a traditional person, but I'm thinking a a change would be ok
great post.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #10978 (permalink)
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New uni's don't win games....but style does bring talent....UT has neither right now.
I'm a traditional person, but I'm thinking a a change would be ok
If you're referring to multiple jersey combinations that sometimes aren't even the school colors, Alabama would like to STRONGLY, STRONGLY, STRONGLY disagree with your post.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #10979 (permalink)
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If you're referring to multiple jersey combinations that sometimes aren't even the school colors, Alabama would like to STRONGLY, STRONGLY, STRONGLY disagree with your post.
Alabama is also in the heart and soul area of College football (The SEC) as well as one of the most successful college football teams in history. Tennessee isnt Alabama. Traditionally, they're not even close to Alabama. However, this is also a different era/day/time. Do you realize how hard it is to go into an 18yo home and sell playing football in what tends to be a cold, rainy, nothing to do, in the middle of nowhere type place like Oregon over a place like Alabama, Florida or LSU?? The fact that Tenn isnt in such a horrible geographical place as Oregon, just a little...just a little...of spice to their uniforms could send them over the top. As an 18yo HS football player growing up and living within 10mins of Neyland Stadium, when I played NCAA football games on Playstation, I always chose Oregon because of the uniforms. Trust me, its in these kids/recruits heads.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #10980 (permalink)
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i think the grey gun metal grey carbon fiber helment with chrome orange or just the orange power "T" and the orange face mask would look pretty cool...or an metalic orange with a white or chrome power "T" with a white face mask.. can use the checkerboard stripe in the center
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