The Bulldogs have practiced at least once on 10 of the last 11 days.
"They've worked hard in pre-season camp, and we felt like it was time to give them a day off," Richt said. "Hopefully, this will give them a little juice. They looked a little tired, a little ragged. The first day of school is always tough and a bit of an adjustment so we decided to meet with them for a couple of hours and just let them go.
"We're having a special teams kicking scrimmage on Thursday and our second full scrimmage on Friday. This should help them be ready for those," said Richt.