Tennessee will officially unveil a new alternative football uniform later this afternoon that features a shadowy charcoal gray jersey and pants complemented by orange numbers and checkered undershirts.
The new uniform represents a much more dramatic shift than the smaller, cosmetic changes released last month.
Adidas posted a photo of the new look on its website this morning. The Volquest website was first to report the new uniform earlier Thursday. The Vols will officially unveil the gray uniforms at the team's annual preseason media day at 3 p.m.
It's not clear when the Vols will choose to wear the alternative uniforms. Some programs save their alternative jerseys for big games, while others wear them at any time.
Tennessee will retain its white helmet with orange stripe and "Power T" logo.
Jones hinted last month that more uniform changes were coming, although he vowed that he would always respect the school's heritage. UT's official color palette contains a dark gray shade called "smokey" that appears to match the color of the new uniforms.
"There may be something coming,” Jones said without elaboration, “but everything we do will respect our traditions at Tennessee."
Jones told Volquest in the story published this morning that recruiting considerations drove the move to add an alternate uniform.
"If you had to put a top-10 list that the prospective student-athletes ask you, in the top three would be uniforms," he said.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at Twitter.com/TennnesseeBeat.