Florida QB Anthony Richardson injured knee dancing in team hotel

Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson got cleared from a concussion last Thursday. On Friday, he produced another issue for himself.

Richardson, the team’s starter, injured his knee while dancing at the team hotel, head coach Dan Mullen told reporters on Monday. The Gators got blown out on Saturday by South Carolina, 40-17.

Though Richardson dressed for Saturday’s game, he didn’t participate, as Emory Jones started at QB. Richardson was reportedly expected back at practice on Monday.

The loss prompted the firings of defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and offensive line coach John Hevesy. Mullen has been under intense scrutiny this year, which was made worse after he appeared to indicate that he doesn’t focus on recruiting during the season in an answer at a press conference.

“My job is to make sure we perform and this team plays to the Gator standard, which we’re not doing right now,” Mullen told reporters. “It’s my responsibility to find a way to fix that.”

The loss dropped Florida to 4-5, just a year after making the SEC championship game — an achievement for which Mullen was given a three-year extension and a raise.

Florida football coach Dan Mullen has been under fire recently.
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Asked whether he’d talked to athletic director Scott Stricklin about his own job position for next season, Mullen said: “He’s confident we’ll get this fixed.”

The Gators need to win their last two games, against Missouri and Florida State, to retain bowl eligibility.

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