Fashion was the last thing on Derek Dooley's mind at his weekly press conference today.
At the forefront was his concern with Tennessee's first road game of the season Saturday (TV: WVLT, 3:30 p.m.), when it faces No. 16 Florida (2-0).
"This is going to be our first big test for a lot of reasons," Dooley said. "Everything's different when you go on the road. It will be the first time these guys get on a plane for some of them. All of the routines are different. They won't be sleeping at the same hotel they used to on Friday night. The meals are going to taste a little different. There will be a bus ride in the morning going to the game.
"Everything's different and how you handle those things, you can get out of that routine and it can affect you."
Dooley heaped praised on the Gators' defensive line, special teams and offensive playmakers Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey. Though the Vols (2-0) have won their first two games in convincing fashion, the first real test of the season will be Saturday, Dooley said.
"We took care of two opponents we should have taken care of, and we did them the way Tennessee should take care of them," Dooley said. "I told them, that's good. That's a good start. Now, what's next? That's what matters."
Dooley said he expects left tackle Dallas Thomas (sprained knee) to start against the Gators. Defensive end Ben Martin remains day to day with a sprained ankle.
Running back Devrin Young will have his broken collarbone X-rayed this week, Dooley said.
"We'll see," Dooley said. "He's getting close, though. If not this game, then next game."
As to whether Dooley will don bright orange pants Saturday for the third week in a row, it appears that will be a game-time decision.
"That's the last thing I'm worried about," Dooley said. "I can assure you the orange slacks aren't the reason we're winning."