Anthony Richardson clarifies seemingly troubling comment about Florida future
Anthony Richardson has taken to Twitter to address a postgame comment that worried many Florida fans and got the attention of the college football world.
After UF’s 49-42 loss at LSU, Richardson was asked about a potential transfer. Richardson answered that he couldn’t “speak on that” saying time would tell, “but right now I’m a Gator.”
Saturday night, Richardson tweeted that he is a “Florida Gator through and through” apologizing if his press conference answer was unclear. In the tweet, Richardson included photos with his teammates, tagging quarterback Emory Jones and wide receiver Ja’Quavion Fraziars.
I am a Florida Gator, through and through. Sorry if my response wasn’t clear enough, but I’m not worried about anything but maximizing my opportunity now! Don’t count us out… #GVO #GatorGang 🐊 pic.twitter.com/zE5BeKCaTK
— Anthony Richardson † (@GVOaant) October 17, 2021
Nick de la Torre of Rivals shared the fully transcribed question and answer from Richardson’s postgame media availability in Baton Rouge:
Can you just put Gator fans, put them at ease a little bit. Here you are, you love the Gators, raised in Gainesville, but they’re still nervous that like, you know you’re leaving one day if it doesn’t go your way, you’re leaving walking out the door. Is there any chance that happens?
“I can’t really speak on that. Time, time is the only thing that can tell, but right now I’m a Gator. So that’s only thing that matters.”
Richardson relieved Jones on Saturday after Florida fell behind 28-13 against the Tigers. Richardson was responsible for 4 touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing), but the comeback fell short, ending on his second interception of the game.