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I think a blackout for the Florida game would be really cool. ESPN covering the game means national exposure. And national exposure means recruiting. I think it would be a good way to tell the country that we're here and we have IMO one of the most electrifying venues in college football. So recruits, look at us.
Me personally I hope they dont try to, blackouts never workout. Maybe im to superstitious
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We are ORANGE and WHITE...........JMO we look like copy cats or not proud of our all time unique colors dressing in black. DO AN ALL ORANGE OUT.........try to get the same color or orange and you can direct the next Olympic opening ceremomy too.
IF you can do every other person in orange and then white...............Super Bowl halftime is yours
yea you right. It would take a miracle to get people on board.
IMO i think the blackout is more hostile and intimidating. But all orange is cool too. Either way, lets do something. We need a recruiting boost.
Plus it UT vs FL on ESPN...........we will be watched by all our recruits and the nation. Black shirts aint changing that. Esp if we beat a very good NCST team and FL is undefeated too.
Im not saying wear black to get attention, we will already have the exposure. Im saying blackout for appeal. Maybe try some of those new uniforms. We have to catch up on the recruiting trail. Or... orange out.
Plus 1000 if I could. Exactly how I feel.
All we have to do is win. Sure our crowd and atmosphere must improve (and it did last year with some new things done by UT) but we should keep our tradition. Every Nebraska fan I talk to hates that they are losing theirs. Oregon had none so fine. Maryland and others didnt have any either and look horrible more often than not. UGA made a joke out of themselves and their fans hated it too.
We are a top 10 program in the nation when it comes to tradition. Dooley gets it too and has answered this ?.....he is for our tradition. Bama gets this too which I respect. The type of players Dooley wants and that will succeed for 4-5 years at UT is not the type that make a decision on black uniforms or what we really are.
We need to improve where our athletes spend their time........dorms and locker rooms etc.........Hart is making that #1 priority now. That is where we are losing to our competition.........that and the field.
This post was edited by SamVolsam 21 months ago
If we beat Florida let the team pick a game to do a blackout.
The players are always tweeting about wanting to do one and if they being us back to glory they deserve one
A blackout is done by the fans. IMO the team should wear all orange. But 100,000 folks in black on a saturday night. Maybe some got confused when i included talk about uniforms.
Accidental upvote for op. someone want to help me out?
This post was edited by Ryan Callahan 20 months ago
No blackout against Florida. Just a win. Blackout later.
I feel like a whiteout is a lot better for tennessee
We would never be able to pull off a blackout. Too many traditional fans. It would be stupid. We need to figure out how to convince our fans to cheer and leave it at that. Ever see LSU or Bama do a blackout? No because blackouts are dumb and dont help ANYTHING. Just be loud!
How about the upper bowl and lower bowl for each section alternate between orange and white? That way you have a cool checkerboard look....just saying.
Says The Wizard of Oz!
Dooley has said several times, IIRC, that he is not in favor of a blackout. I wouldn't expect to see one.
"I'm like Wes." --Ryan Callahan
I agree with you on just being loud, and we have too many traditional fans, but we're not Bama or L.S.U. And for some reason I dont know if winning is enough. I think U.T may has lost some of its prestige, and losing has become ok.
My friend, trust me on this. A win over Florida will be plenty enough.
Bama and LSU were where we are not long ago. We are on the road back to where we are suppose to be. Just don't think black shirts will help us get there.
I personally think a Black Out would actually limit it us when it came to recruiting. Think about it, we have one of the most prominent, identifiable colors in the country, why would we take that away for black which almost 80% of other teams use?? We ORANGE OUT every week! That's Tennessee football, and thats what makes us so cool. We are unique, and no other school in the country wears their color with more pride than we do! Kids like that uniqueness(or will once we win again...)
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