Georgia fans love history, especially when it brings back positive memories in Sanford Stadium.
So it was not much of a surprise this week when a group of fans began a rallying cry for the team to wear black jerseys for this week’s night game against Auburn. The first blackout game came in 2007 when coach Mark Richt wowed the crowd by sending the players out in black jerseys, and Georgia beat Auburn in a rout.
The reveal was a surprise because Georgia wore its traditional red jerseys in pregame warmups, then changed before kickoff. Richt admitted later that he came up with the idea in the summer and gave in to the senior class.
Last year, Georgia wore black jerseys for an afternoon kickoff against Louisiana Lafayette. But in general, Kirby Smart has been reluctant to discuss the issue much.
Athletics Director Greg McGarity has said that if they do wear black jerseys, it would be publicized much in advance.
Nonetheless, the hashtag #BlackoutAuburn has spread around social media.
Can you guys imagine how loud Sanford would get if they ran out in black on Saturday night??? I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.
— Sam Franco (@samjfranco) November 5, 2018
— Seth Welch (@SethWelch1100) November 5, 2018
— Evan Burt (@evanburt5) November 5, 2018
— UGA United (@UGAUnited) November 4, 2018