Since Georgia enjoyed an open date last Saturday, preparations for this week's matchup with Tennessee were moved ahead a day. Monday's practice followed Tuesday's regular routine. Tuesday's session was slated to be conducted in shoulder pads and shorts as a regular Wednesday practice before Richt decided to alter that plan.
"I just really didn't like the way we practiced yesterday," Richt said. "I wanted to see if we could do a better job today, and we were much better today."
Earlier in the afternoon, Richt conducted his weekly press session to discuss this Saturday's game with the Vols.
³We get a chance to play an outstanding football team," Richt said. "I know they are 2-3 right now, but if you look at their season, they have an overtime loss they certainly could have won just as easily as they lost it. They lose 14-12 to Auburn and they are basically one exchange away, handing off the ball to the tailback away from winning that game. They very easily could be 4-1 and could be a top-15, top-10 team right now. They are that good, they are that capable, and I just want to make sure everybody understands how good of a football team this is."