“What makes it so complicated is that, with gold, and I’m sure with other colors, but since I’m fixated on gold right now, what that color looks like on a helmet vs. apparel vs. indoor vs. outdoor, whether there’s a metallic sheen to it or not, it changes,” he said. “And that’s really what makes it difficult because, I think for the most part, most Georgia Tech people say we want to match it up or it should be somewhere in the realm of golds associated with the Ramblin’ Wreck, but it’s not that easy.”
The gold that the department lands on will become the shade that the athletic department and Adidas use on uniforms and gear. Part of Tech’s challenges in apparel over the years has been being consistent with one gold. The institute also gives licensing approval for different shades of yellow and gold for different uses, and T-shirts and hats can be found in those varying hues. Stansbury said that he thinks the decision will be reached within a month’s time, whether he’s the tiebreaker or not.
“I know gold is not an easy color,” he said. “But just knowing the timing of having to make some serious decisions regarding uniforms and those types of things for fall sports, we’re definitely under the gun.”