The idea was floated by Aaron Murray during Tennessee week when the Vols went with Smokey Gray uniforms. The Georgia senior quarterback spoke about wanting black jerseys for his last home game against Kentucky.
‚ÄúIt definitely adds a little bit of juice to you,‚Äù Murray said. ‚ÄúYou look good, you feel good, you play good.‚Äù
So how about it, Mark Richt?
Fans asked the coach Monday night on his radio show about players wearing the jerseys Saturday.
‚ÄúIf I had black jerseys to give them, I‚Äôd have them wear ‚Äòem,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúWe just don‚Äôt have them. I don‚Äôt know if that‚Äôs going to break everybody‚Äôs heart or not, but we don‚Äôt have any black jerseys in stock. If we did, I‚Äôd be all for it. I‚Äôll say this: if the fans want to honor Aaron Murray‚Äôs request and bless him and the seniors, and I‚Äôm sure our players would love if the fans did a blackout. The players don‚Äôt necessarily have to wear the black jerseys to get a blackout, do they? It would probably help, but we don‚Äôt have all black jerseys. I‚Äôm sorry if I ruined it for everybody. I think I was supposed to wait until tomorrow to talk about that. I messed that up.‚Äù
Richt said if the fans want to wear black, he‚Äôll do the same.
‚ÄúHow about that? I‚Äôll go all Johnny Cash.‚Äù
One caller told Richt that he would call Nike tomorrow and get the jerseys sent this way.
‚ÄúI wish we could,‚Äù Richt said.
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