Tennessee will wear its new gray uniforms for Saturday's game against the sixth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs.
UT confirmed the news on Twitter on Sunday night.
Tennessee (3-2, 0-1 SEC) and Georgia (3-1, 2-0) kick off at 3:30 p.m. (TV: CBS).
Vols coach Butch Jones unveiled the new uniforms during a "fashion show" in August
The alternate uniform to be worn on Saturday features a shadowy gray jersey and pants — the color is officially dubbed “smokey” — complemented by the traditional orange numbers and lettering.
“I’m excited because our players are excited, and I think our fan base is excited,” Jones said at the time. “The great thing about Tennessee is we have tradition. But any great organization is always embracing change.”
Jones said the gray alternate uniform would be used in only one home game in 2013. Georgia made the most sense, as this is a big recruiting weekend. Many students will be out of town for fall break in two weeks when the Vols host South Carolina, which could impact the game atmosphere.
Jones has said the uniform changes, which include less dramatic changes to the Vols' traditional orange and white garb, was "all about recruiting."
“We have the best colors in the country, and with the smokey gray jersey, I think it just adds to it,” he said.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.