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Orange jerseys returning to Auburn’s Jordan-Hare

There will be orange jerseys in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday.


The Skyhawks will wear orange and Auburn will wear white for homecoming. Coach Tommy Tuberville said Martin officials asked if the Skyhawks could wear orange. The Tigers agreed.Auburn wore orange jerseys a few times way back when, and although it hasn’t wore them since 1980, the rumor of wearing orange crops up almost every year.

Tuberville was asked on his weekly radio call-in show Thursday night when he would make the controversial decision to allow Auburn to wear orange again.

“I better win a few more games before I do that,” Tuberville joked.

He said he liked Auburn’s traditional uniforms because they’re recognized nationally. 

Ironically, Martin looks a lot like Auburn when it wears its blue jerseys and orange-and-blue striped helmets.


Auburn wore orange jerseys in 1978 against Georgia, in 1979 against Mississippi State and again in 1980 against Georgia. Those jerseys were 1-1-1 in those games, but lost the last one to the Bulldogs 31-23 and were retired.

Auburn had last worn orange in 1955 against Tulane, but after losing 27-13, coach Shug Jordan burned them.

**Tennessee-Martin might want to double check the schedule. The Skyhawks have played four games on Thursday night, including the last three.

**It might not be a full house in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, but it still figures to top anything UT-Martin has seen. The Skyhawks played in front of 48,058 fans at South Florida in the season opener, but their last three games have drawn crowds of 1,293, 2,318 and 1,790.

**Auburn’s five homecoming queen finalists are Kellen Cooper, Meredith Gaston, Jordan Huff, Melissa Johnson and Haley Walker.