Richt also announced the captains for this weekend's game, with center Fernando Velasco and quarterback Matthew Stafford serving as offensive captains, defensive tackle Jeff Owens on defense and linebacker Brandon Miller for special teams.
Richt discussed this weekend's game in depth during his weekly press conference earlier on Tuesday.
"I think our guys are getting excited for another SEC opponent," Richt said. "I think hearing that the ESPN Gameday crew will be there got them excited also, knowing that the whole country will be focused on our game. Also for us to have an early game last Saturday and then be able to go home and watch what happened in the Alabama-Arkansas game really got our guys excited about the great challenge that lies ahead of us."