Earlier in the afternoon Richt discussed the match-up with the Gamecocks during his weekly press conference.
"We know how important this game is," Richt said. "It¹s the first one of the year Southeastern Conference race. We have a high respect for this game. We have had a lot of close games with them over the years, and we don¹t think this will be anything but a 60-minute fight. This is a game that is huge for us and for them. The winner is on the right track and the loser is just about in a situation where they have to win out in order to win the league and that is very difficult to do.²