The Bulldogs worked out for two hours as the temperature topped out at 100 degrees, within one degree of the Aug. 7 record of 101 set in 1930.
The forecast calls for highs of at least 98 degrees the next three days, but the Bulldogs won't change their afternoon practice schedule.
"I don't think it's that taxing," Richt said. "I think it's good to go through some tough times in camp and this is probably really good for us I think."
SLOW START: Georgia fans were ecstatic when Jefferson County offensive lineman Chris Little turned his back on Notre Dame and signed with the Bulldogs in February, but it's almost certainly going to be a year before anyone gets to see Little in action.
Little, who was rated by Scout.com as the top offensive lineman in the state, reported to Georgia overweight and with a broken right wrist, which he suffered during a game in October. Little won't get out of his cast for at least two weeks and probably won't be in playing shape until well after that. He weighs 350 pounds, and the team's coaches want him to lose 50 and then regain 25 of muscle, he said.
"I just have to work at it and get my body in shape," said Little, who couldn't complete the Bulldogs' first practice of the season.
Little hasn't given up on playing.
"I can't make that decision," he said. "That's the coaches' decision."