HOKIES WEAR OPPONENT’S JERSEYS IN TECH-NICAL ERROR: Some Virginia Tech players put on the enemy’s uniform for their Thursday night contest. Not that they’re traitors - their own jerseys went missing:
Kyle Tucker of the HAMPTON ROADS VIRGINIAN-PILOT reports that 4 Hokies players - including QB Sean Glennon - couldn’t locate their tops before Thursday’s game at Georgia Tech. And the team didn’t bring along any extras.
So, with no time for an involved search, the Yellow Jackets loaned the visitors some of their own away uniforms. And sure enough, ESPN cameras spotted Glennon behind center in a Tech jersey - but Georgia, not Virginia.
From a distance, it was hard to tell the difference, as Glennon’s white duds blended in with the rest of his team. But up close, the numbers were black instead of maroon, the sleeves had gold stripes, and black tape covered the words “Yellow Jackets” on the chest.
Georgia Tech officials don’t believe the jerseys were stolen, saying they had police stationed outside the locker room. But if you see any VT away jerseys pop up on eBay in the next few days in “mint condition - never worn!”, contact your local authorities.
Tucker mentions the fun fact that the Yellow Jackets were one of Glennon’s final choices before going to Blacksburg. Maybe the school’s trying one last gasp to grab him.
*UPDATE*: One of the victimized Va Tech players, Kam Chancellor, was shown wearing his correct Hokies jersey during the 3rd quarter. Erin Andrews was able to solve the case, reporting that a Hokie booster flew down to Atlanta mid-game with the found uniforms - all except Glennon’s.