It’s been teased since July. But Georgia’s black jerseys will officially be making a comeback on Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Georgia Football Twitter account tweeted out that Georgia would be wearing the black jerseys on Saturday. The jerseys have not been worn since the Bulldogs wore them against Alabama back in 2008. Georgia lost 41-30 that day, but fell behind 31-0 in the first half.
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) November 15, 2016
On Monday, Kirby Smart did not confirm that the Bulldogs would be wearing the jerseys for Saturday’s game. Fans have also been encouraged to wear black for the game.
“Whenever the black jerseys are worn, people will know well in advance of it,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said in August. “It’s not a gimmick, it won’t be a surprise. It will be up to coach Smart to make that call, but it will be a home game.”
The game is scheduled for a noon kickoff. It will be broadcast on the SEC Network Alternate channel.