Mothballs for Orange blazer?

If you haven't seen head coach Buzz Peterson wearing his orange blazer at a UT basketball game, it's entirely possible that you never will. Peterson hints that the colorful coat may have made its final appearance at Thompson-Boling Arena.

''That orange blazer is 0-and-2,'' Peterson said this week. ''I don't know if I can wear that again.

''If I wear that I may get booed coming out there,'' he added with a laugh. ''It didn't do well against Kentucky or Louisville.''

He has a point. Tennessee has lost just two home games this year -- to Kentucky (74-71) and to Louisville (72-69) -- and each time Buzz wore his orange blazer. The Vols are 11-0 at home when the head man is NOT wearing the orange blazer.

''I guess I'm getting a little superstitious,'' Peterson said, ''but I told somebody that the next time I wear that will be the Big Orange Caravan.''


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