Looks can be everything these days. I remember my Clemson friends back in the 80's always remarking about their orange pants. They would always claim that Clemson always wore white pants, home and away, but when Danny Ford felt the team had earned the right, he would bring them out in orange pants and the visitors' day would be 60 minutes of pure hell. All of that ended 20 years ago and now Clemson is one of those schools that you never know what they're going to wear (or play like).
That being said...WE ARE GEORGIA. Our name speaks for itself. Our stadium speaks for itself, or pride and tradition...speaks for itself! We do not, I say again, DO NOT need to resort to gimmick uniforms in order to win a game! I remember being in Afghanistan when the black jerseys made their debut and thinking, "Oh Lord, here we go..." The first game I was able to get out of uniform and go to was the 'Bama game last year when all I heard was "blackout!!!". While standing on the bridge waiting for the Dawg Walk, I heard comment after comment about what color helmets, jerseys, pants, etc., etc., etc. the team was going to wear that night. And of course, there's ALWAYS someone who knows someone who is "pppprrrrrrretty in-touch with the program", and it's always some used car dealer from Augusta that has this inside source. After hearing this over and over, I turned to the men behind me and simply said, "Do you know what 'Bama is wearing tonight?", and the reply after a few moments of confused stares the men shook their heads and said, "I guess what they always wear". My response before turning back around..."EXACTLY!".
WE ARE GEORGIA!!! Red helmets, jerseys, and those beautiful "silver britches" speak for themselves. Here is a list of programs with long traditions of winning who wear the same uniform week-in and week-out...
Southern Cal, Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, UCLA, Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and up until recently...GEORGIA
No gimmick uniforms, no 40 different colors of pants, jerseys, and helmets. Just "this is what we look like, now kick the ball off".
Now, I love a good uniform like most other fella's I know. I catch myself critiquing this or that team's uni's all the time on the highlite shows when I get home on Saturday nights. But the moment you start letting alternate uniforms creep into the system, this is what always tends to happen...
Player 1: "Hey coach, let's wear black helmets this week...."
Coach: "No, we're going to wear our normal _____ helmets this week..."
Player 1: "Come on coach, let us wear 'em, come on man!!!"
Coach: "No, no...I told you we're not wearing those, let's start preparing..."
Players 2 & 3: "Yeah, come on coach...let's wear black this week!!! Yeah man, let's do that!!!"
Players 4 thru 27: "Yeah coach, black helmets this week......let's wear the black tops too..."
Coach: "No guys, I'm telling you, we're wearing our _____ helmets and _____ tops like always now."
Player 1: "Awww man, you can at least let us wear the black pants then..."
Players 7 & 43: "Yeah coach, _____ helmets and black jerseys!!!"
Players 14 & 31: "Nawww man, he needs to let us wear those _____ jerseys and black pants!!!"
Coach: "OK, OK, we will put something together. Now let's try to focus now..."
See what I mean? You open the floodgates to all of the misc. stuff, and that is the slightest disadvantage you cannot afford to have in our league. Especially when for that same 30-45 minute stretch your opponent is focused on you instead of their uniforms. If anyone reading this has the ear of the athletic department, especially the football staff, please, no, PLEASE encourage them to go back to just being us...GEORGIA.