At the pool, several players along with Richt jumped off diving boards as high as 10 meters. Richt performed two dives off the high board where he did a back flip in the air, something he said he had not attempted in three years.
"I've been knowing we were going to do this for a few days so I've been visualizing it in my head," he explained. "I thought about coming in to practice it but I didn't get the time. So there were a lot of prayers and visualization."
The team's original practice slated for 4:20 p.m. was moved to a night session at 8:30 p.m.