The Georgia Bulldogs will wear black jerseys during the 2015 football season, according to a report by Andrew Lind of the Tidewater News.
Lind stated that UGA is one of at least four SEC schools that will wear alternate jerseys this season. Georgia’s black jersey design will reportedly be based on this new Nike t-shirt pictured below:
The t-shirt is new for the 2015 football season and is already available to buy online.
Georgia hasn’t worn an alternate jersey since the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game when they fell to Boise State 35-21 while wearing the highly controversial Nike Pro Combat uniforms. The last time the Bulldogs sported black jerseys was in 2008 when Alabama came to Athens and rolled to a 41-30 victory.
Although jerseys and uniforms don’t have a bearing on the score of a game, Georgia has a 2-1 record when wearing black jerseys, the two wins coming over Auburn in 2007 and Hawaii in the 2008 Sugar Bowl.
Last season after Georgia defeated Kentucky, fans started calling for a blackout for the Auburn game and expressed desire for the team to wear black jerseys.
Head coach Mark Richt addressed that request, saying there was “no chance” and that players wanting to wear black was “wishful thinking.”
Richt had to address black jersey calls during the 2013 season also. Quarterback Aaron Murray wanted the team to wear black jerseys vs. Kentucky, but Mark Richt would later say “If I had black jerseys to give them, I’d have them wear them. We just don’t have them.”
So will Georgia wear black jerseys in 2015 or is it wishful thinking again? I guess we’ll find out as the season gets closer.
Update (Aug. 3, 2015)
Georgia will not be wearing any alternative uniforms this year, per A.D. Greg McGarity. Stand down, Georgia fans.
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmersonAJC) August 2, 2015