Richt also conducted his traditional game week press conference earlier on Tuesday where he discussed the Vanderbilt game at length.
"I think it¹s the first time ever both of us have been ranked in the top 25," Richt said. "As far as homecoming games, there aren¹t many times where you are going against a ranked opponent. It¹s a great tribute to coach (Bobby) Johnson. He has his team playing well. I think one thing about Vanderbilt that you can say is they are extremely well coached and extremely well organized. They don¹t beat themselves very often. They did last week for the first time.
"How can a team that is near the bottom of the league statistically be leading their division?" Richt asked rhetorically. "They are No. 2 in turnover ratio. They are high in punting. They have the No. 1 punt return man in the league. They are No. 2 in red zone offense and red zone defense and No. 1 in sacks. They are not beating themselves with penalties and turnovers, and they are winning the field position battle because their punt and punt return teams are outstanding. When they get in the red zone they are scoring. There have been a lot of key sacks at the right time for them. They have done all those things extremely well, and that is why they are sitting where they are."