Virginia Tech and Boise State showed off their new designer threads on national television on Monday night.
Based on the response from a handful of players on Twitter and Facebook, it was clear Tennessee was a little jealous.
On top of that, the team that made switching up its Nike uniforms a weekly spectacle - Oregon - is coming to town, prompting at least one player to go straight to head coach Derek Dooley to ask about some special adidas gear to try to stay in fashion.
"Personally, right now since I'm with adidas, I guess I like adidas," defensive end Malik Jackson said. "But personally, I like Nike. Especially Virginia Tech's jerseys (Monday), those were sweet. I like those, and Boise (State's).
"I asked Dooley today if we could have some jerseys like that, and he laughed at me. But, whatever, you can only ask."
Jackson has some experience in Nike gear from his time at Southern California, and he also wasn't even a part of the black jersey experience the Vols had last year when they thrashed South Carolina.
But to a man, the Vols have all raved about the chance to wear some special uniforms from time to time - a practice Nike has taken to another level this season with its Pro Combat line that was on display on both teams Monday night.
"The (players) actually love our uniforms and they wouldn't dare come to me and ask me for something like that," Dooley joked. "Let me say this, our players love adidas, first off. And they wouldn't trade adidas for any other company, and I think you could ask the guys that Twittered that stuff and they would feel the same way.
"That's kind of the 'in' thing, but I'm big on the brand. I didn't even recognize Virginia Tech. I like our uniforms, and I don't expect any changes there. I just want to go play well, so that's the least of my worries."
That means the traditional UT uniforms will be out as usual on Saturday night.
And also like usual, it's hard to predict exactly what the Ducks will show up in at Neyland Stadium.
"They're cool - (Oregon) is basically Nike anyway," Jackson said. "They're probably going to look sweet, but we have to play football.
"It's going to get dirty anyway, so it doesn't matter."
Laborious Day: All the Vols had to spend Monday's holiday doing a little work.
Right guard Jarrod Shaw pretty much had to do it all weekend to make sure he was back in time for this week's showdown with Oregon.
An injured ankle forced the starting lineman to spend as much time as possible with the training staff and a helpful girlfriend working on the healing process, which appeared to pay off with Shaw back on the field Tuesday and out of his walking boot.
"It feels great, man," Shaw said. "I'm ready to go. (Feels) real good.
"I was doing everything Sunday, I came in here and got treatment. I was here waiting for those guys to open the training room yesterday, I spent my whole Labor Day here. I had my girlfriend helping me out at home, helping me with icing my foot and all kind of stuff. I was just ready to get back out with these guys when we put the pads on."
Practice Imperfect: Dooley didn't hide his discouragement walking off the practice field Tuesday night.
And he also seemed aware it probably won't be the last time he doesn't get exactly what he wants from the Vols this season.
"Not one of our better practices today, and I'm a little disappointed," he said. "But it's pretty common for a young and inexperienced team. You've got to come out and do it all over again, and it's something that you have to learn. It's not easy, football is tough.
"You have to recommit yourself every week and you have to practice hard every week, you've got to prepare hard every week like it's your last and only game. I think that's something we're going to have to learn to do."