ATHENS — Georgia is obviously hoping for a different result in the game, but when it comes to uniforms this year’s match-up with Florida will be the same.
Both teams will wear their home uniforms again in Jacksonville, Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity confirmed on Wednesday. So Georgia will wear red jerseys and Florida will be in blue jerseys.
McGarity and Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley agreed on the idea last year, saying it harkened back to the old days of the rivalry, when both teams also wore their home jerseys.
Last year’s Jacksonville game was probably the most disappointing of the season for the Bulldogs, who entered with one loss but were pummeled, 38-20, by a struggling Gators team that was on the verge of firing then-coach Will Muschamp. But no one, at least no one in an official capacity, blamed the uniforms.
This year’s game could end up deciding the SEC East. If Tennessee falls to Alabama on Saturday, then Georgia can win the division by winning the rest of its games. But it will have to start by beating a resurgent Florida.
Both teams have byes this week.