ATHENS — Georgia will be wearing its home red jerseys when it plays Vanderbilt in Nashville this weekend.
The Bulldogs got that opportunity after they were informed Tuesday that the Commodores intended to wear their new “deep water” uniforms for Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt Stadium. Those uniforms are light gray with gold numbers. The Commodores normally wear black at home.
Whenever a home team chooses to wear a light color at home, the visiting team is permitted to wear a dark color. Georgia contacted the SEC office Tuesday to ask permission to wear its home red and permission was granted late Tuesday afternoon, team spokesman Claude Felton confirmed.
It’s not that unusual of a practice. Georgia has worn red often at Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets often go with light colors at home. That’s also standard practice at LSU and the Bulldogs and Florida alternate wearing home colors when they play in Jacksonville, occasionally choosing to both wear home colors.