Tigers Wearing White, Skyhawks Wearing Orange

Yes, you read the title right. UT-Martin will be wearing orange jerseys during this week’s homecoming game. Naturally, that means Auburn will be wearing white.

UT-Martin’s head coach, who will remain nameless for lack of caring, asked if they could wear their orange jerseys. I’m not really sure why they would do this. Maybe to get the fans who want us to wear orange jerseys cheering for the wrong team? If you didn’t know, everything about the UT-Martin uniform, besides the logo on the helmet, looks exactly like ours. So for them to wear a jersey that would look like our version of it makes me think that something is going on. I don’t know what it is, but something’s fishy for sure. I mean, has a 1-AA team ever asked to wear different jerseys or for anything else besides a paycheck when playing a 1-A team? I would bet not.

For years, fans have wanted to see the Tigers come out in an orange jersey, but I would be willing to bet that when a team tries to pull a gimmick like that, the majority of the time they lose or don’t play well. In fact, Auburn has worn orange jerseys three times: in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Their record was 1-1-1. I rest my case. So although it may be cool to see us in orange jerseys one day, let’s wait until we’re at least over .500 in the record column to try it.

Tell me what you think about these shenanigans.