Florida Gators quarterbacks Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson “know the plan” heading into Saturday’s sport towards No. 1 Alabama, coach Dan Mullen mentioned Wednesday.
Richardson has performed nicely as a backup this season, throwing for 2 touchdowns and speeding for 2 extra scores, prompting questions as as to whether he ought to begin forward of Jones.
Mullen has dismissed these recommendations, sticking with Jones because the starter even supposing he has thrown 4 interceptions — to go together with two touchdowns — in wins over Florida Atlantic and South Florida.
Mullen has mentioned all alongside that each quarterbacks will play and that managing the division of labor between the 2 is “fairly easy.”
“They know what we now have scheduled going into the sport,” Mullen mentioned.
Richardson remains to be receiving remedy for the hamstring harm he suffered within the second half of Saturday’s win over USF, however Mullen mentioned Richardson has been in a position to observe all week and is doing high quality.
Alabama coach Nick Saban mentioned Monday that he does not have to arrange otherwise for Richardson or Jones as a result of they’re comparable model quarterbacks — passers who’re expert runners.
“When the quarterback can run — and so they run quarterback runs — it is nearly like enjoying towards Wildcat, so they have an additional blocker however additionally they have the power to make massive performs within the passing sport, which they’ve made and been fairly environment friendly within the passing sport,” Saban mentioned.
“It is more difficult whenever you play towards guys and each guys are very environment friendly, efficient passers in addition to runners.”