Could you imagine Mark Richt doing something like this three years ago? I couldn’t.
Alabama coach Nick Saban and Georgia’s Mark Richt make nearly $7 million a year combined, but they must not spend much cash on clothing. After Richt announced Sunday that the Bulldogs were “blacking out” this week’s game against the Crimson Tide, Saban wore a black shirt to his Monday news conference.
Asked about his color of choice, a smiling Saban responded, “Well, this is the only shirt I could find when I woke up this morning.”
At Georgia’s news conference Tuesday, the usual red backdrop had been replaced by black. Richt normally wears black against the red backdrop but wore a red shirt this week and had a retaliatory response.
“I’m big on black,” Richt said when asked about the blackout. “It’s usually my color of choice, but this is the only shirt I had in the closet today when I got up.”
After the season is over, there’s a laundry detergent ad begging to be made here.