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Rick Barnes won’t wear an orange blazer tomorrow night

Over the years, wearing an orange blazer in games vs. Kentucky and Vanderbilt has been a thing for Tennessee basketball head coaches. Ray Mears started the tradition in the 1970’s and Bruce Pearl, Cuonzo Martin, and Donnie Tyndall kept the tradition up; however, for the first time since 2005, Tennessee’s head coach won’t be in orange for tomorrow night’s game vs. Kentucky. A few weeks back, Rick Barnes said he won’t wear an orange sports coat on the sidelines for Tennessee’s rivalry games.

“I appreciate tradition, but I don’t want this program to ever be about me,” Barnes told reporters. “I don’t want people coming to the game wondering if I’m going to wear an orange blazer, or a tie, or not a tie.”

Barnes said the only way he would wear an orange sports coat is if it could be auctioned off for charity afterwards, but really, he wants the game to be about his players, not himself.

“I don’t want anybody to think I’m disrespecting anything,” Barnes said. “It’s not any of that. We want to take this program to the highest heights it can go, and I think it can go to the top. And when it is I still want it to be about the University of Tennessee and the players, because they’re the one that are going to get it there.”

After seeing the last guy wear orange, do you really blame him?

[Times Free Press]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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18 Comments for Rick Barnes won’t wear an orange blazer tomorrow night



  1. Biglaw Dawgin'
    10:50 am February 1, 2016 Permalink

    Real reason: That blazer looks ridiculous.



  2. pithuahua
    10:51 am February 1, 2016 Permalink

    NOTHING…Sux like the big orange!!



  3. fatbrat
    11:06 am February 1, 2016 Permalink

    Hating on Tennessee more than Loserville! Beat that ass Cat’s..



  4. The Rest of the story
    11:36 am February 1, 2016 Permalink

    A loss to that putrid orange would be devastating to this team. No way this team can regress now they got to put a string of road wins on the books. UT is a horrible team and a loss would be the same as the loss to Auburn.



  5. ukwildcat89
    11:58 am February 1, 2016 Permalink

    Kentucky opened up as a 4.5 pt favorite..could be interesting



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:00 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      Spreads can be off, kind of like Louisville being favored over UNC tonight… HAHAHA! 😀



    • ukwildcat89
      12:01 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      Kind of like you mentally.. commenting on every damn thread? Awesome life



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:06 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      Wait, does me clowning on Louisville piss you off??

      That’s weird…..



    • ukwildcat89
      12:07 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      I just want to be like you thats all



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:08 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      (btw, I have high-speed internet and an LTE enabled phone. It doesn’t take long to peruse and post on different pages. 😉 You might consider upgrading from dial-up and prepaid phones)



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:16 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      ukwildcat89 January 31, 2016 at 12:42 am | Permalink | Reply
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      Keep being a delusional UK fan

      ukwildcat89 December 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
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      Why do you all care more about players who are no longer with the program, rather than the current…get over your selves

      ukwildcat89 December 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm | Permalink
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      Great pep talk man, made me cry. Actually Ill continue to read and leave negative comments.

      ukwildcat89 January 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm | Permalink
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      No big deal. Also UK now has NO quality wins, not sure why the celebration of Duke losing is so awesome.



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:17 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      Go Cats, huh?



  6. ukwildcat89
    12:01 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

    Also you literally think everyone is a Louisville fan..its amazing



    • UK Big Board Update
      12:08 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      No. Just the obvious ones. 😉



  7. The Rest of the story
    12:24 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

    Big Board is the Ass of the class and has no friends on here. Wonder why that is?



    • UK Big Board Update
      4:13 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

      You bring zero to the conversation. Begone.



  8. ekywildcat
    12:37 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

    Tyndall is twice the coach that Barnes is, sadly, he’s also a cheater.



  9. nybrasky
    1:40 pm February 1, 2016 Permalink

    I totally forgot that Rick Barnes was Tennessee’s coach now.

    Good for him for realizing that he’s way too square to pull off an orange blazer.