Richt conducted his weekly press session earlier in the day and discussed this week's road opener at Mississippi State game at length.
"We¹re excited about playing this game," Richt said. "It's the first time for the players and for (the coaches) to play them, but I remember how loud and wild it seemed to be up in the stands when I played there as a player and how hostile their stadium can be. And we haven't been away to play in a long time, since our bowl game, so we'll see how we handle that.²
Richt was a quarterback at Miami when the No. 13-ranked Hurricanes lost 14-10 at No. 16 Mississippi State during the 1981 season.
Kick-off for Saturday's game is slated for 9:12 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised nationally by espn2.