During Georgia Tech football’s first “Legends of the Flats Day” on Sunday, the Jackets debuted new uniforms.
It’s been a busy day around The Flats on Sunday as the Georgia Tech football program held a spring practice session while also having former letterman as well as recruits on campus. It surely kept Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins on his toes and busy for most of the day.
That being said, in between all the greetings towards alumni and recruits, the Jackets head coach and coaching staff had a spring practice to run. That being said, Sunday’s practice was a special one as the Jackets were able to debut new jerseys.
The newest jerseys courtesy of the Jackets partnership with Addidas are of the “Tech Gold” variety. There’s nothing flashy about the jerseys but that’s okay, some times the simplest jerseys are the best (i.e, Alabama, Penn State, etc). The three navy stripes on both the right and left shoulders are nice accents for the jersey color.
Of course, the entire Georgia Tech athletic department over the last year almost has seen a complete revamp in their uniforms and gear. After Tech was longtime partners with Russell Athletic, the university’s athletic department under the guidance of athletic director Todd Stansbury made the move over to Addidas.
Last Fall, the athletic department announced a “brand refinement”, within that brand refinement was the Jackets establishment of official colors. Those colors were “Tech Gold” and white. The new jersey for the Jackets is probably not the last for the football program as there should be plenty more different types of new uniforms and gears to debut over the course of the next few months and years. While all this was set in motion during the Paul Johnson era of Georgia Tech football, Geoff Collin’s and his staff’s impact on the Tech brand will surely expedite some of the processes when it comes to uniform customization in the future.
While it’s always nice to have the classic uniforms, being different and changing it up now and then can be of great fun for both fans and players alike. Don’t expect Georgia Tech to look like Oregon out on the field but do expect the Jackets to flash some new equipment and uniforms in the future. Sunday’s gold uniform debut was a great reminder that Tech is still in the transition process in all reality with Addidas and the best is probably still yet to come for the Yellow Jackets.