Earlier in the afternoon, Richt visited with the media at length regarding Saturday's match-up during his weekly press conference.
³I¹m excited to start the season; it won¹t be long now," Richt said. "We all know we are playing a great team. There is a lot of buzz around Oklahoma State for a lot of reasons, number one being that their offense has been so tremendous over the last season. They are well-coached. They have a lot of momentum going right now. They finished strong last year and improved their record from the year before and now they are looking to make a splash nationally. I think a lot of people look at them as a possible darkhorse to win their league.²
Richt also announced that the Bulldogs will arrive at the stadium for the Dog Walk at 5:05 p.m. and that a quartet of seniors will serve as team captains against Oklahoma State: Fernando Velasco and Thomas Brown on offense, Brandon Miller on defense and Kelin Johnson on special teams.