Florida, Georgia can both wear home jerseys in Jacksonville

Florida, Georgia can both wear home jerseys in Jacksonville

March 15th, 2014 by David Paschall in Sports - College

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Georgia and Florida each will be permitted to wear its home football jerseys during their annual clash in Jacksonville.

The uniform change, according to Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley, came about after a Gators fan sent him a picture from a game during the 1960s. In the picture, Florida quarterback Steve Spurrier was being tackled by a Georgia player in a red jersey.

"It's a unique rivalry and just a little different something to do," Foley said on Florida's website. "There is no particular reason. Georgia agreed and we agreed. At the end of the day, you've still got to win the ballgame no matter what color jersey you have on.

"I think it's just a little something that makes the game even more unique."

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity worked at Florida under Foley for 18 years before his 2010 arrival in Athens.

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