Curran had seven tackles against the Volunteers in his most extensive playing time of the year.
"I was hoping going into the game that I could just show the coaches what I can do," Curran said. "I gave all the effort I could and just tried to be around the ball as much as I could. Hopefully, it gives them more trust in me that I can make some plays when it matters, not just when we're up by 30 points."
"He's a very instinctive football player," Richt said. "He's a pretty sure tackler. He's quick. He responds well to misdirection and things like that. He's got a knack for getting to the ball."
There could be other changes at linebacker as well. Strong side linebacker Brandon Miller pulled his calf muscle in Monday's practice and wore a walking boot Tuesday.
"They're telling me there's a chance I'll play," Miller said.