Fans ready for UT football

Fans line up to get their UT gear for the season. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

Fans line up to get their UT gear for the season. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Fans across Tennessee are excited for the return of college football and when the Volunteers hit the field on Saturday.

One of the busiest stores in town is Alumni Hall. The Tennessee apparel store is filled wall to wall with UT gear.

Store managers say people were waiting early Friday morning for the store to open.

"Oh man people are just so excited about the new coach the new era, everything so yeah it's been pretty crazy in here," said Graham Childs.

Lauren Burroughs said she was looking for some of the latest apparel.

"I'm actually getting my boyfriend a new T shirt because his is ugly," said Burroughs. "I'm so excited about the game tomorrow. Just found out I have tickets. I can't wait, first game I'm so excited."

Fans say they're excited about an all new season, the new coach and new uniforms. They hope the excitement extends onto the field for a winning season.

Game time is set for 6pm on Saturday.

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