Richt conducted his weekly press conference earlier in the day where he discussed this weekend's date with the Vols at length.
"We have a great challenge this week," Richt said. "Tennessee as we all know is a great football program. They are very talented and well coached as always. This is a big game for both teams. We both need it. Both teams want to feel like they are still in the race. We are right now, but after Saturday one team's hopes will be a lot dimmer. They won't necessarily be out of it, but their hopes will be dimmer. We have a lot of respect for Tennessee. We always have. Hopefully, we will play well again this year."