Tennessee's football team will have a new look on game days.
And no, that has nothing to do with the UT's coaches or jerseys.
The Vols will move from the east to the west sideline of Neyland Stadium beginning this fall.
UT's football team has been on the west sideline since 1994 when the SEC created a policy that prohibited student seating directly behind a visiting team's bench.
"Our players and coaches have discussed the advantages of moving the team back to the west sideline for several years but we needed the cooperation of the students to make it happen," UT men's athletic director Mike Hamilton said in a press release Friday. "We are currently the only school in the SEC that has both bands, our students, opponents fans, both cheerleaders, and the chain gang all on our home sideline. This move will make it easier for the coaches and players to communicate."
In order to meet SEC guidelines, the athletic department will have to move some student seating to the end zone.
Subsequently, additional lower-level student seating in sections J and K will be added to offset the seat adjustments needed in section D.
Student tickets will be reduced to $10 apiece for all games. UCLA, Auburn and Georgia were $20 last season, while all other games were $10.
And because of the changes, the athletic department will move approximately 1,000 season-ticket holders. Those patrons affected by the move will be relocated to comparable seating with no additional donation requirement, according to the release.
Great Scott: Former UT offensive lineman Chris Scott will participate in the East-West Shrine Game today (TV: ESPN2, 3 p.m.).
The game is held at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Scott, who played left tackle last season, ended his UT career with 39 consecutive starts and was lauded for his improvement in 2009.