Anthony Richardson clarifies comments about Florida transfer speculation
Anthony Richardson caused a stir on Saturday when he said he was a Florida Gator “right now”. While the statement indicated that there was a possibility of a transfer, Richardson made his comments clear. After a loss to LSU, everyone in Florida was down. However, Richardson said he shouldn’t count the team as he clarified his comments.
He wrote a passionate statement on Twitter with photos of himself and his teammates from Florida.
“I’m a Florida Gator through and through” Richardson tweeted. “Sorry if my answer wasn’t clear enough, but I’m not worried about anything other than maximizing my chance now! Don’t count us out … #GVO #GatorGang (Gator emoji). ”
In the 49-42 defeat, Richardson completed 10 of 19 passes for 167 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions, 37 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in relief.
Head coach Dan Mullen made no commitment to naming a starter for next week, be it Emory Jones or Richardson.
“We will of course have a look at this and go into a bye week”, Mullen told Swamp247 about the quarterback situation. “We’re going to be evaluating a lot of things. I thought you saw some good things from both quarterbacks today, saw some mistakes from both quarterbacks today. So we’re going to evaluate how this goes in the future. I can do some really good things that they made jumping up and down the table and jumping up and down the table on some terrible mistakes we both made, so we’re going to evaluate that part of it. “
Before the game, Tim Tebow said Richardson must be more involved in the crime.
“Well, I don’t think the discussion will stop.” said Tebow. “I definitely think AR15 hasn’t done its best in the last few weeks, but I also think Florida sees it this way, ‘He’s someone who can change the game anytime,’ and you have to,” give someone that right Time touches. “
But Tebow claimed Jones should be the starter. However, the chatter around the Florida quarterback room only got louder after the loss.
“I think Emory is the right guy to be the starter but I think your team would do better to play both,” he said. “You can’t tell me that when Kirby (Smart) gets ready for Florida in two weeks and looks at AR15, he says, ‘Oh boy’, he’s going to spend a little more time on it I think that’s the point where the defense is better prepared, more prepared, more concerned, keeps the coach on their toes. The way Dan can work with two quarterbacks, in my opinion, both have to be ready for action at all times. “
During the season, Richardson is 21 of 37 for 392 yards, five touchdowns, three interceptions, 348 rushing yards, and three rushing touchdowns.
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As a member of the Class of 2020, Richardson was a four-star contestant according to the 247Sports Composite ranking. He was the No. 30 overall contender in the state of Florida, the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the class, and the No. 204 overall contender in the class.