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Dan Mullen likes to treat his quarterbacks delicately. He lets them soak up information from the sideline and gives them glimpses of action through their first couple of years on campus. Quarterback Anthony Richardson may only be a redshirt freshman, but Mullen has spent a good amount of time hyping up his play during fall camp. He went out of his way to point out that the local Gainesville native played well during the first scrimmage.
“They’re different,” he said about the quarterbacks after the first scrimmage. “Nobody asked about Anthony. Anthony is doing an unbelievable job. Anthony had a huge night last night. Did really well, made a lot of great decisions. Very accurate. I think he threw three touchdown passes. Obviously is a dynamic runner as well, making good decisions. I feel very comfortable with both guys, which is a good thing.”
The other quarterback he is referring to is redshirt junior quarterback Emory Jones. He is still considered a virtual lock to be the starter this season. However, Florida fans should be thrilled that Mullen feels comfortable throwing him in there if Jones struggles or get hurts.
“I think he looks great. I think he’s prepared himself to be the starter, which is what you want, you know?” Mullen said Monday, according to Swamp247. “He’s going to be ready to get on the field in just about any situation that it is. Now it’s our job to kind of put him in the different situations so that he has that experience in every different possible scenario for when he is on the field.”
Regardless though, Richardson should see some snaps this season because Mullen gave Jones some snaps throughout his first three years on campus.
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