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Pruitt not keeping 'Smokey Grey' uniforms, needs 'no gimmicks'

New Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt isn't keeping the Vols' "Smokey Grey" alternate uniforms, according to a tweet Thursday from ESPN.com's Chris Low

New Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt apparently isn’t planning to keep the gray alternate uniforms the Vols wore several times throughout former coach Butch Jones’ tenure.

According to a tweet Thursday from ESPN.com senior writer Chris Low, Pruitt told Low that the Vols “won’t be breaking out” their “Smokey Grey” uniforms again “while he’s the coach” and “said they would wear orange and white.”

Pruitt made similar comments and strongly hinted at the “Smokey Grey” uniforms not being part of Tennessee’s plans Thursday afternoon during the Vols’ recruiting celebration in Nashville, Tenn., when a fan in attendance asked him whether he planned to change their uniforms.

“Well, I’m going to tell you this: When I grew up, when I associated Tennessee, I associated orange and white,” Pruitt said during the post-National Signing Day event at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“I’m not trying to be disrespectful at all. But, to me, when you go play a football game, what color your uniforms (are) don’t really matter. So, when I think of Tennessee, I think of orange and white. I don’t think you need no gimmicks.”

Tennessee used two different versions of the gray alternate uniforms, which debuted in 2013 under Jones, throughout Jones’ five-year tenure.

The Vols wore the uniforms in six different games over the past five years, recording a 3-3 record in those six games.