Mark Richt hints at black uniforms, then says 'maybe next year'
For the first time since 2008, Georgia may be bring back its alternate black jerseys on gameday this season.
It’s a safe bet the Bulldogs will thrash Charleston Southern no matter what uniforms are worn on Saturday, leading Mark Richt to hint at a possible uniform change during his weekly radio show Monday night.
A season-ending showdown Nov. 29 in Athens against Georgia Tech would be a less likely stage for the black with red and white trim jerseys.
“I think once a year to wear the black jerseys would be great, especially since we’re the red and black,” Richt said. “I think a home game in black would be awesome. I think it would need to be more this time of the year, because if you wear black in a September game and it happens to be 100 degrees and super humid, I don’t think that would be a wise thing to do.”
Fans have clamored for a return to the menacing look for several years after the alternates were all but banned following a 41-30 loss to Alabama between the hedges in 2008. Sanford Stadium had its own black-out during last weekend’s win over Auburn, but Richt wasn’t into a uniform switch for an SEC game.
Richt’s comments Monday marked the first time this season he’s spoken fondly of Georgia’s black jerseys.
On Tuesday, he went back on his thoughts:
"Maybe next year," Richt says of blackout rumors. "We are the red and black. To have a black jersey is not that radical." #CHSOvsUGA
— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) November 18, 2014
Here’s a mock SDS photo of how Georgia’s gameday set would look: