Georgia Tech has unveiled a new black uniform that will be worn for this Saturday’s home game against Bowling Green.
The uniform is a shout-out to the school’s old “Black Watch defense” from the 1980s. Quoting from the press release:
Georgia Tech wore black jerseys for home games under legendary alumnus and head coach Bill Curry in the 1980s. The [term] “Black Watch defense” was coined for the Yellow Jackets’ ACC-leading units under defensive coordinator Bill Lindsey in 1984 and ’85. Lindsey dubbed the most prominent players on his Tech defenses the “Black Watch,” in honor of the famed Scottish military forces that took the same name beginning in the 1700s.
You can see lots of additional pics in this slideshow:
But the big gimmick is that the uniform’s graphics glow in the dark, as you can see in this video clip:
I suppose the glowing elements might come handy if the power went out during a night game. But Saturday’s game is scheduled to kick off at 3:30pm Eastern, so they won’t even be able to dim the lights for player intros or anything like that. Pretty odd choice to pair this particular gimmick with an afternoon game.
(My thanks to Phil for his assistance with this post.)