"I did see a lot of good excitement and energy and that's good. You want a bunch of guys who enjoy the game and each other. I'm sure we'll have some fist fights tomorrow, but that's the way it goes," Richt said.
Also, redshirt freshman defensive end Michael Lemon returned to the practice field on Wednesday.
"It looks like he'll be able to salvage this semester. He may even be able to strive this semester if he gets his work done. The professors have been very understanding and helpful. I think he's enjoying being with his teammates," said Richt.
The Bulldogs will hold Thursday's practice in Sanford Stadium.