Georgia fans for years have yearned for black jerseys for the Bulldogs since the team debuted them in surprise fashion against Auburn in 2007.

That was a 45-20 win at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs wore the black jerseys again for Hawaii in the Jan. 1, 2008 Sugar Bowl, a 41-10 victory. The black jerseys fell somewhat out of favor after Georgia wore the black jerseys and lost to Alabama in 2008, 41-30. They returned in Smart’s first season as head coach, 2016, for a Nov. 19 game against Louisiana-Lafayette, a 35-21 win.

The fan base is largely divided over the black jerseys with some fans loving them, and others preferring the more traditional look.

This season, the program unveiled new jerseys, which include a patch commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the “Bulldogs” mascot and the 40-year anniversary of the program’s most recent national title.

Might they return this week against Mississippi State? A video, shown below, that surfaced appears that that may be the case.

The equipment staff stirred interest in 2018 when they tweeted a picture of the equipment room with the black jerseys hanging.