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    Georgia head coach Mark Richt and quarterback Aaron Murray (11) celebrate after an overtime win against Tennessee in a NCAA football game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (photo/David C Bristow, dbristow65@gmail.com)

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    Georgia head coach Mark Richt and quarterback Aaron Murray (11) celebrate after an overtime win against Tennessee in a NCAA football game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (photo/David C Bristow, dbristow65@gmail.com)

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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:45 pm | Updated: 3:34 pm, Sat Nov 23, 2013.

Twitter erupted in the past couple of days regarding a potential blackout on senior night to commemorate quarterback Aaron Murray’s last game at Sanford Stadium.

This seemed like a possibility for a day and a Bulldawg Illustrated reader even emailed Georgia head coach Mark Richt asking him if the black jerseys would make an appearance.

“Thanks for the message and interest in the blackout. Unfortunately we don’t have any black jerseys this year even if we wanted to do it, maybe next year,” Richt reportedly replied to TGentry97.

Richt also confirmed that the jerseys would not be worn on his Monday call-in radio show.

“If I had black jerseys to give them, I’d have them wear them,” he said. “We just don’t have them. I don’t know if that’s going to break everybody’s heart or not, but we don’t have any black jerseys in stock. If we did, I’d be all for it.”

Rumors have been spreading that Murray approached Richt with the possibility, but he put an end to the gossip on Tuesday.

“I did not. I said it would be cool if we were to have a blackout,” Murray said. “I think last week someone asked me, ‘Hey would you want to wear black for your last game and I said yeah that’d be pretty cool.’ I guess it turned out that I wanted one, but if it happens I won’t complain about it, but I’m more focused about winning the game right now.”

Murray did talk to his head coach about the matter, but said it was in a joking matter.

“I jokingly asked him and said, ‘Hey are these rumors true,’ and he just laughed at me and said he heard all the rumors too,” he said. “It was just a quick little joke, but we have discussed it at all. Just a brief one.”

Even though it seems the jerseys are a lost cause, Georgia players other than Murray were all for the idea.

Especially if it was to commemorate the four years that Murray contributed to the university and football program.

“I think it’s great, especially Aaron, with all he’s given to this program and Georgia,” senior safety Connor Norman said. “Them wanting us to do something like that, but obviously none of that is up to us as players, but it’s cool to see the Georgia fans get behind us and get behind Aaron.”

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