It’s a white out for the fans, not the team

Georgia Tech’s Student Government Association is sponsoring a “White Out” for this Saturday’s noon game against N.C. State, putting pom-poms or shakers in student seats and asking all fans to wear white.

That may seem a bit strange to some as N.C. State will exercise its right as the visiting team to wear the jersey color of its choice – white.

Tech will wear either gold jerseys, or, for the first time since losing to LSU in the Chik-fil-A Bowl after the 2008 season, blue tops.

The book on Isaiah

Safety Isaiah Johnson, the only true freshman starting for Tech, was caught peeking into the backfield last Saturday when UNC quarterback T.J. Yates completed a long touchdown pass. It was a teaching point.

“He was in the right place . . . things move faster at this level, and we talk about playing with your eyes,” said secondary coach Charles Kelly. “If you don’t have your eyes in the right spot, all it takes is a second. When you play in the secondary, if you let things like that ruin you . . . you’re done. Once it happens, you’ve got to forget it.”

Not a European soccer team

N.C. State reserve defensive tackle Markus Kuhn of Weinheim, Germany, will miss Saturday’s game with a knee injury. Wolfpack offensive tackle Mikel Overgaard of Weiser, Idaho, will miss his second straight game with an elbow injury. . . . Wolfpack senior kicker Josh Czajkowski of Springfield, Va., has made 85.3 percent (29 of 34) of his field goal tries, and 88 of 90 PATs.
- Matt Winkeljohn, for the AJC

74 comments Add your comment

SUPPORT THE JACKETS

September 24th, 2010
10:53 am

hope it is not th blue jerseys, would like to see them in the gold jerseys they wore against WAKE last season…

blazer

September 24th, 2010
10:53 am

please-not the blue tops-wear the gold ones!! we will win!

GTZ09

September 24th, 2010
10:54 am

If they decide to wear the blue tops for a game this season, I think they should hold off until the Miami game. We are honoring the 1990 National Championship team for that game and since they rocked the blue tops during that season, we should do the same.

Whatever jersey tops we decide to wear, all that matters is the play on the field. Hope to see our defense shut down the running game and get some pressure on Wilson. On offense, hopefully we can continue to block well down field and open up the big plays.

Go Jackets

Buddahchris

September 24th, 2010
11:00 am

It don’t matter what color we wear….Jackets Roll!!!!!

Paul Johnson

September 24th, 2010
11:08 am

Its not the tops its what is under them. GO TECH!

True Tech

September 24th, 2010
11:14 am

Tech is going to wear their navy jerseys for the Miami game in honor of the 1990 team. But it doesn’t matter what they wear, just win baby!!!

GT fan in MS

September 24th, 2010
11:19 am

Should have had a Gold Out instead…. Its going to look dumb on TV

Delbert D.

September 24th, 2010
11:26 am

No Gold jerseys. Never. They are for basketball.

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
11:29 am

No blue jerseys EVER. Blue, contrary to recent decisions, is NOT one of Tech’s colors. We are the WHITE AND GOLD. If any other color should ever be used, it should be black, but definitely NOT BLUE, regardless of the 1990 team.

Robert

September 24th, 2010
11:38 am

Amen to no Blue, ever!!!!

GTFan

September 24th, 2010
11:57 am

It doesn’t matter to me as long as they win!!!

GTFan

September 24th, 2010
12:01 pm

But they could’ve won their home colors, they just wanted to be a bunch of jerks!!!

Gt Man

September 24th, 2010
12:03 pm

That makes no sence at all. White out with the visiting team wearing white jerseys. If we are wearing the blue tops, lets have a blue out, or gold out. It’s about the fans matching the teams. Hope we aren’t playing that howling crap before kick-off too. Come on Doug, you can’t really aggree with that?

arball

September 24th, 2010
12:04 pm

Penn State does a white out regularly – their team never wears white during these. It looks incredible.
Encourage fans to wear WHITE!

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
12:06 pm

The whiteout was planned before NC State decided to wear white jerseys. They did it to rile us, and let’s just hope it backfires. And what is the howling crap you’re talking about?

UGA = YAWN

September 24th, 2010
12:17 pm

From ‘Wipe Out’ vs Kansas to ‘White Out’ vs NC ST?

Doug Roberson

September 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

I think the blue look good. I don’t understand a white out, though. Why not a Gold-plated game?

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

Doug, the blue may have looked good, but Tech is WHITE AND GOLD. I think a Gold-plated game sounds cool though.

Upstate Jacket

September 24th, 2010
12:42 pm

Penn State has white outs all the time and the team wears blue while the visiting team wears white. I don’t care what color Tech comes out in. One bad Chick-fil-a bowl and now we should never wear Navy again. Do you think we would have won that game with gold jerseys? There are alot of superstitious pansies on this blog. Wear your white Tech gear and go support your team!!

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
12:46 pm

Upstate, I don’t dislike the blue because of that one game, I have ALWAYS hated having blue in our color-scheme. Despite what uniforms teams have worn in the past and despite some arbitrary decision concerning a secondary color made a few years ago, blue is NOT one of Tech’s colors, We are WHITE AND GOLD. The only other color that would make any sense at all as a secondary color would be black, since the actual yellow jacket insect is black and gold, as is Buzz’s costume.

Upstate Jacket

September 24th, 2010
12:51 pm

I guess we need to burn all our baseball uniforms too. Navy hats, navy pen stripes, navy socks, navy tops, etc…

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
12:54 pm

yes, I think we should. Why the baseball team almost never wears gold is way beyond me. But it sucks

Doug Roberson

September 24th, 2010
12:59 pm

I agree it should match

GenerousOffer

September 24th, 2010
1:03 pm

UGA has some black helmets and jerseys in storage just in case you bugs are interested. They might bring a little better result for your team. Just call 706-447-0191 to get more information. Hurry!!! Call now!!!

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
1:05 pm

Those black helmets didn’t help the mutts when they wore them. Why would anybody else wear them?

GenerousOffer

September 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

Don’t forget about the Hawaii game! The helmets & jerseys from that game are ones being offered. Hurry!!! Call now!!!

Blackwatch D

September 24th, 2010
1:31 pm

We are going to roll over Tenuta. His D style is not built to stop an offense like this.
450 total yards. 360 rushing
Tech 37
NC State 27

Nesbit4Heisman

September 24th, 2010
1:57 pm

@Blackwatch 450/360 rushing? You really think I can throw it for 90 yards? I’m only 9-25 for 200 yards total this year…..geeez

Surely, supersize...

September 24th, 2010
2:02 pm

…you are not as ignorant as your recent posts suggests, are you?

Actually...

September 24th, 2010
2:06 pm

…the reason Tech wears blue jerseys occasionally is because CPJ just cannot give up his love memories of GA Southern or the Naval Academy – if you put Navy and Tech on the field at the same time you could not tell one from the other, even AFTER the game started since they are clones of one another (GSU-Statesboro only has blue jerseys).

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
2:07 pm

Surely, what is ignorant about being proud of your school’s colors and not wanting inferior substitutes for them? Let the teams in North Carolina wear blue. It doesn’t belong at Tech.

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
2:08 pm

Actually, CPJ has nothing to do with the use of the color blue. It was used sporadically in the past, but most often during the time Homer Rice was AD.

supersize that order, mutt

September 24th, 2010
2:09 pm

Even Curry, when he was coaching at Tech, used black over blue….hence the famed Blackwatch defense of his latter years on the Flats.

tttt

September 24th, 2010
2:15 pm

white helmets, blue jerseys, white pants

St. Richt

September 24th, 2010
2:15 pm

C’mon guys. Jerseys don’t matter and we won a NC in blue. We gotta get the monkey off of our back with the blue jerseys anyway. Time to reverse the trend..

GTFan478

September 24th, 2010
2:19 pm

I personally love the blue. I don’t get why everyone bashes it. I have a throwback all blue jersey would love to wear it sometime to a game, but I hope that they do wear blue for the Miami game cause I’m going to that one.

GTFan478

September 24th, 2010
2:21 pm

Hey supersize, do some research. Buzz’s origanal costume was gold and blue.

Obviously, supersize...

September 24th, 2010
2:22 pm

…you are that ignorant – I was referring to your comments about the black helmets that “generous offer” was referring to in his facetious play on the lack of success UGA had wearing them last year vs UF…

My God a Freshman!

September 24th, 2010
2:34 pm

Jackets2010

September 24th, 2010
2:40 pm

I agree with Supersize as he was answering the numerous other posts debating the colors Tech uses. The joke Generous Offer made was an old one many used after Georgia lost to Florida. The joke was a variation of those and a little tired by now.

So, Jackets2010...

September 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

…since the joke is old and tired, and supersize made the dumba– response he made to it, that just further proves my point, and now, evidently, by supporting him you, too, are proven to be a moron – carry on…

BigTimeTechFan

September 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

As long as they don’t have green and look like ND, blue or black are ok, best is Gold & White, with little black like this years uniforms.

Tech colors are Gold & White.

Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don’t mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
A dead man’s touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn’t change a thing
Don’t bring you back
Blue on black
Oh yeah, blue on black

Innocent Bystander

September 24th, 2010
2:53 pm

They could wear pink and I wouldn’t care, just so long as we pull out a victory. I mean, Clemson wears purple on occasion, and NOTHING is worse than losing to a team wearing purple.

Imagine the look on NC State’s faces if we beat their pants off while wearing pink.

Butwadduino

September 24th, 2010
2:58 pm

As a Tech grad and supporter I appreciate that Tech’s primary colors are white and gold. But, these two colors are not far apart in the color spectrum and without a darker contrast color the uniforms look pretty bland. There is historical precedent for both black and blue as the accent color and neither is sacred. To my eye, blue is more visually appealing. I like the blue jerseys on occasion and I’d even be for using more current styles to a point. But, for God’s sake, let’s pick a third color, make it official, use it for all Tech teams, and STAY with it. This switching back and forth from year to year or depending on the sport is counterproductive.

Stephen CC

September 24th, 2010
3:01 pm

Just so you know: The official school colors for the Georgia Institute of Technology are white and old gold, with a third color of navy blue, not black. Even as a student there I wanted it to be black, but it is actually blue.

However, the color of the uniform cannot in any way detract from the quality of the play or the character of the players or fans. This is much more important. Let’s show our spirit for the boys in the field!
GO JACKETS!!!

Thanks, Stephen CC...

September 24th, 2010
3:10 pm

…you are a true gentleman and a scholar…

Dan-O

September 24th, 2010
3:32 pm

Most of us seem to know that our colors are Gold and White. But for some reason the buyers for the GT sponsored stores do not. Looking at the offerings at the ramblinwreck.com store, about half of the shirts are blue or black, a fourth are white or gray, and a fourth are a widely varying shades of gold. If signs are posted at BDS that say “Next time remember to wear your gold,” how about offering a decent selection of gold shirts.

Paul in RDU

September 24th, 2010
3:36 pm

Penn State has one white out a year – usually in a huge night game (e.g. OSU or UM). Nothing quite like seeing that huge crowd in Beaver Stadium all in white under the lights.

A white out in a noon game against NCSU is a stretch – I think the writer in The Technique got this one correct:
http://nique.net/opinions/101081

Paul in RDU

September 24th, 2010
3:42 pm

While we are talking about GT’s colors, I hated that aweful mustard color they wore a couple of years ago.

GT Sambo

September 24th, 2010
3:44 pm

We will see how this white-out thing goes. I’ll be wearing white, but I don’t really care what unis we wear as long as we play well. If the defense continues to show improvement and the offense can be as productive as it has been, we should win easily. Russell Wilson is a lousy QB on the road!!!