UT reveals shirt for 2009 season

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Tennessee's official 2009 football shirt goes on sale next week after fans picked their No. 1 choice.

The orange shirt features the Power T on the back. Within the T are images of Lane Kiffin, Smokey, cheering fans and the checkerboard end zone. The white lettering reads "IT'S TIME" and "UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE FOOTBALL 2009."

UT is encouraging fans to buy the shirt and wear it to the season-opener Sept. 5 against Western Kentucky.

"There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm around our football program," UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said. "We hope that our fans will join our efforts to create a sea of orange for our home opener."

The shirt sells for $14.99 and will be available at The UT Bookstore, Alumni Hall, Sports Seasons, McMillin's and Mast General Store as well as online at volmall.com.

A portion of all sales goes towards the general scholarship fund for student-athletes.

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Comments » 64

2407westTN_VOLSfan writes:

I want one! Go Vols!

volfaninwh writes:

Its time for some real Tennessee football

volfaninwh writes:

I can't wait to kick bama this year

PepperGrinder (Inactive) writes:

I'll pick one up when I go to Sundown.

bugman (Inactive) writes:

that's pretty ugly right there. even kiffin knows it in his facial expressions.

gnm53108 writes:

Ok,Thats a gotta have.

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

gayterzz and DC even want one its so awesome.

MrKnoxville writes:

in response to Rich_Rollin_09:

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ThaiVolFan writes:

just checked out the espn link from the "outside the lines" report coming out on Sunday. Kiffin really has changed the attitude and intensity up on the hill. The thing that I can't wait to see translate to the football field come this fall is our players going into the Florida game and games like it with a CONFIDENCE that has been lacking in the years past. A CONFIDENCE that translates into making plays and maintaining a killer instinct. I think we will see our boys playing at a completely different level this year. The "on the field feeling" this year that our boys will be playing with will be evident to all. I'm pumped. GBO!

ThaiVolFan writes:

I absolutely loved the comment, "when they get into our stadium we lock the gates behind them and we don't let them out until we are through with them." That right there is the attitude we need to see on the field!

vol_chaz writes:

I like the shirt. Even more impressed with the wall behind him..lol...

kingsportvolfan writes:

These shirts are awesome! Im definately investing in one my friends

gmoneyvol writes:

It looks better than those Tebow panties... lol.

snowvol writes:

Great shirt. One question: Mike Hamilton saying ""We hope that our fans will join our efforts to create a sea of orange for our home opener." Efforts? Since when is it a problem for Neyland to be a sea of orange?

I'm a big MH fan but that comment seems a bit ridiculous.

MrKnoxville writes:

in response to snowvol:

Great shirt. One question: Mike Hamilton saying ""We hope that our fans will join our efforts to create a sea of orange for our home opener." Efforts? Since when is it a problem for Neyland to be a sea of orange?

I'm a big MH fan but that comment seems a bit ridiculous.

I believe he is saying lets make Neyland Stadium an "ORANGE OUT"...leave the white, grey, and black VOL shirts at home boys.

BillVol writes:

Oh great...another motto for the season. When are going to drop this BS and just play ball?

old_number1 writes:

in response to MrKnoxville:

I believe he is saying lets make Neyland Stadium an "ORANGE OUT"...leave the white, grey, and black VOL shirts at home boys.

Once again, Mr., you nailed it. I'm in on the orange. Anybody else?

old_number1 writes:

I'm glad I don't respond to trolls anymore. I used to think Cleveland people were cool. But I'm learning something different. What's your handicap 987? I believe I can take you!

I know the tide has a great history. But I ask you, who has won more games than any other team against Alabama...?

I respect Alabama for what they've done, why can't you give UT fans the same courtesy???

lt4vols writes:

in response to MrKnoxville:

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I hear that this is Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow's favorite movie part. Tebow even lets Coach Meyer play Ned Beatty's part sometime. Timmy's thongs are much easier to move out of the way, though.

Alt_news (Inactive) writes:

Mike - 16 didn't care too much for your (or Tiffany's or whomever's) idea about that silly EB promo with Corso, did he? He's political enough to always say the right things in public, but you guys could use some Andrew Carnagie.

They are players, not product. There is a difference between a competitor and a counter.

(Rita, be sure he sees this.)

mlbrown5454 writes:

Seriously?
That shirt is ugly.
What is this, 1989-1992?

He looks like a kid holding up an unwanted present.

It's too busy and lame.
Get back to basics.

CorchUrbenMyers writes:

i thank theys ugly

panties4tebow writes:

Great looking shirt, all the VOL FANS will look great in them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Much more nicer than the fl panties!!!!!!!!!

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

panties4tebow writes:

in response to CorchUrbenMyers:

i thank theys ugly

You need to work on your grammer, spelling and coaching LIL-meyer.

Go wash your panties!!!!!!!

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CorchUrbenMyers writes:

in response to long_vol:

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LAYLA LAYLA LAYLA she hant nuttin conpard to my wife

i have inclosed a pickchur of my wife and baby girl fur yur vewing pleshur my wife is own the rite

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kiffownsfla writes:

in response to Rich_Rollin_09:

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Pathetic and lame would be you sissy boy! write that punky!

GreerVol22 writes:

oo, I'm dripping with anticipation.

kiffownsfla writes:

in response to biggestutfan:

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Lol whats up big booker say mix ONE LMAO! GO VOLS!

dvhill100 writes:

in response to panties4tebow:

You need to work on your grammer, spelling and coaching LIL-meyer.

Go wash your panties!!!!!!!

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a play on the representative from Florida who gave such a grammatically correct, clearly enunciated speech in the House of Representatives congratulating the UF football team on their championship.

InertGas writes:

in response to Rich_Rollin_09:

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There you go again.
Your alligator mouth is overloading your tadpole a**.

corrinebrown writes:

I bet its not rip-proof

GainesvilleVol1 writes:

Hopefully it comes in normal sixes XXL and XXXL. Is it alcohol resistant? I've been know to spill a little during the games.

How many days till pratice starts? Counting down in Gainesville!

GO VOLS!!!

kiffownsfla writes:

in response to zrotag:

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We will be fine MAYTAG! MIX ONE GO VOLS!

easymoney writes:

I received a recording just before the ticket deadline, with Lane speaking. He said: "As John Ward use to say, 'It's Time'". I am so disappointed in this slogan, it makes me sick, and now they are using it on a Shirt. John Ward never said this. He said and I quote, "IT IS FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE". 'It's Time'.......what a disappointment!

vol88 writes:

in response to easymoney:

I received a recording just before the ticket deadline, with Lane speaking. He said: "As John Ward use to say, 'It's Time'". I am so disappointed in this slogan, it makes me sick, and now they are using it on a Shirt. John Ward never said this. He said and I quote, "IT IS FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE". 'It's Time'.......what a disappointment!

Actually, he said "It's time" when he announced his retirement at a press conference. He stepped to the mic, said that he was going to read a statement, and said "it's time." And that's all he said. I agree, gokiffin, it's pretty lame.

vol88 writes:

I will add that for all his success and legendary status, John Ward was a class act. When I was at UT I did an interview with him for a J-school class. He didn't have to do it, but he sat down with me for probably about an hour. He probably asked me more questions than I asked him. There will never be another "Voice of the Vols."

littleorange writes:

in response to RollTide987:

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You are either very young,have a short memory, or just a complete jerk! Typical Bama bravado....

jackdup4vols writes:

I for one, DO think 'It's Time'... It is time for the Vols to rise up again with the determination, ferocity, smash mouth football with wins against our biggest opponents not being something that 'we wish for', but truly believe we WILL DO!! Kiffin & Co. have re-enerigized the players and the fans and I cannot wait to wear one of these shirts on Sept. 5th yelling my head off as they all run through the "T" for the first time!! I cannot friggin wait!!

vol88 writes:

in response to littleorange:

You are either very young,have a short memory, or just a complete jerk! Typical Bama bravado....

you took the words right out of my mouth!

RollTideJoe writes:

in response to volfaninwh:

I can't wait to kick bama this year

Good luck with that! Wouldn't bet the farm though.

RollTideJoe writes:

in response to littleorange:

You are either very young,have a short memory, or just a complete jerk! Typical Bama bravado....

Don't know what planet you're from with that short memory. The Tide has worn you out recently and the only time you took advantage of us was during the infraction years. Check the history out other than that. Gonna be a while before the Vols do anything.

easymoney writes:

in response to vol88:

Actually, he said "It's time" when he announced his retirement at a press conference. He stepped to the mic, said that he was going to read a statement, and said "it's time." And that's all he said. I agree, gokiffin, it's pretty lame.

In the recording before renewal deadline, if he had quoted himself by saying "It's Time" I could have been fine with the saying, but he quoted John Ward, and John Ward never said "It's Time". I do agree with other posters, "It is Time".....It is time that the other teams fear us again, I want them to fear coming to "Our House"! Go Vols!

easymoney writes:

in response to RollTide987:

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To you and all the Bama and Florida fans, you better enjoy the ride, because it is about over. This year will probably be your last turn on the Kid's Merry Go-Round. And this year may be a little bumpy.

vol88 writes:

in response to RollTideJoe:

Don't know what planet you're from with that short memory. The Tide has worn you out recently and the only time you took advantage of us was during the infraction years. Check the history out other than that. Gonna be a while before the Vols do anything.

Dude, we've beaten you guys 10 out of the past 14 years. What planet are YOU from?

byobbio writes:

in response to bugman:

that's pretty ugly right there. even kiffin knows it in his facial expressions.

What are you talking about? That's the biggest smile i've ever seen from the Kiffer!

vol88 writes:

in response to byobbio:

What are you talking about? That's the biggest smile i've ever seen from the Kiffer!

"the Kiffer" LMAO.

Let's win 1 for The Kiffer!

ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER writes:

in response to panties4tebow:

You need to work on your grammer, spelling and coaching LIL-meyer.

Go wash your panties!!!!!!!

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you mean "grammar" ?

old_number1 writes:

in response to TaterVol:

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Tatorhead, some facts for you.

1. I have been taken over by no-one. All i'm trying to do is clean up the site so We talk football and not the stupid stuff.

2. You get on me for mentioning them in posts? I will point out that if anyone goes back and reads your posts, you mention us in just about every post! So how about you give US a break!!

3. You say We whine, so you continually whine about us. Seems a little hippocritical, doesn't it?

4. If you like the trolls so much, you can have them. From reading your earlier posts, I would say you are not far from their way of thinking.

Ok, now I'm ready for your name-calling and whining to continue.

5. BTW, How many do you have that are as 'tired of my whining'? most? I've got 70 posters right now that agree with me!! Why do you think the trolls are finally getting banned left and right? You need to get a clue. And if the Elite bother you so much, JUST IGNORE!!

auttat writes:

in response to old_number1:

Tatorhead, some facts for you.

1. I have been taken over by no-one. All i'm trying to do is clean up the site so We talk football and not the stupid stuff.

2. You get on me for mentioning them in posts? I will point out that if anyone goes back and reads your posts, you mention us in just about every post! So how about you give US a break!!

3. You say We whine, so you continually whine about us. Seems a little hippocritical, doesn't it?

4. If you like the trolls so much, you can have them. From reading your earlier posts, I would say you are not far from their way of thinking.

Ok, now I'm ready for your name-calling and whining to continue.

5. BTW, How many do you have that are as 'tired of my whining'? most? I've got 70 posters right now that agree with me!! Why do you think the trolls are finally getting banned left and right? You need to get a clue. And if the Elite bother you so much, JUST IGNORE!!

Really? Hippocritical?

givehim6 writes:

in response to kingsportvolfan:

These shirts are awesome! Im definately investing in one my friends

Do you know of any place in Kingsport were they will be n sale? May not make the game but still would like to have one.

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