Oct. 11, 2010
Tennessee's football uniforms are getting a new fit.
On Monday, adidas and Tennessee unveiled a new, TECHFIT compression jersey that will debut when the Vols host No. 8 Alabama in Neyland Stadium on Oct. 23.
"As coaches, we constantly search for every possible winning edge, and our new Tennessee TECHFIT jerseys provide our team with the ability to utilize state-of-the-art equipment to improve performance and appearance," UT coach Derek Dooley said.
According to adidas, the TECHFIT jersey is a "complete reconstruction" of its football uniform. Using a streamlined fit, new fabric, reduced seams and an "ultra lightweight" name and numbering system, the new jersey weighs 30 percent less than traditional jerseys.
One of the advantages of the compression fit is that there's no extra material for opponents to grab or hold, and it also helps with range of motion and comfort for the players on the field.
"The new TECHFIT jersey design will make old jerseys obsolete," adidas director of football and team sports Mark Daniels said in a release. "adidas is changing the game with this revolutionary jersey construction and compression fit because we know the right gear can make a difference during a split-second play. Less material and a tighter fit means the jersey is harder to grab, and you can't tackle what you can't grab."
For more information on the TECHFIT jersey and other adidas products, visit adidas.com/football.