After firing Derek Dooley and hiring Butch Jones, the Tennessee Volunteers program saw a massive change in their current attitude. To match the change in coach, who wanted more Tennessee swagger and pride, it looks as though they are changing the helmets. These images were tweeted out by Derrick Brodus, the Volunteers Junior kicker.
The checkerboard endzones have been a staple at Tennessee and are by far one of the coolest endzone designs of all-time. Someone within the Volunteers athletic department must have figured, why not make the helmet stripe the exact same way? Kudos to whomever had this idea and the designer; the execution is flawless.
— Derrick Brodus (@dbrodus) December 13, 2012