Kirby Smart appears fed up with Georgia fans calling for blackout game
It’s safe to say Kirby Smart isn’t too fond of Georgia’s black jerseys.
Earlier this week, the Bulldogs coach downplayed fan requests for the team to break out its alternate look for Saturday’s rivalry game against Auburn. Smart was a bit more forceful on the subject Friday, according to a tweet from Atlanta radio host Mark Owens.
— Mark Owens (@marko6262) November 9, 2018
If Smart’s comments about the black jerseys weren’t enough to convince you they were merely a rumor, Georgia’s official Twitter account posted a uniform reveal confirming that the Bulldogs will wear red Saturday.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) November 9, 2018
The black jerseys first become a phenomenon against Auburn in 2007, when former coach Mark Richt had his players change into them after they warmed up in red. The Bulldogs rolled to a 45-20 win that season.
Georgia has worn the black jerseys just once in Smart’s three-year tenure, and if his recent comments on the matter are any indication, Bulldogs fans should probably stop asking for them.