The Florida Gators were missing Anthony Richardson over the weekend and it’s because he suffered a pretty embarrassing injury.
There is nothing good happening with Florida football right now.
The Gators are an absolute disaster and head coach Dan Mullen (who is largely responsible for nearly every aspect of Florida’s failures) is doing everything possible to find a way to salvage his job.
Unfortunately for Mullen, one of his quarterbacks got hurt in an absolutely absurd way. Mullen confirmed Monday, Richardson was dancing on a table at the hotel when he got hurt.
Florida football quarterback Anthony Richardson injured himself dancing
If this happened in a considerably better season, it’d be something that folks could probably just laugh off. It doesn’t appear as if Richardson was seriously injured and it’s admittedly a funny story. But this isn’t a better season, it’s an awful year for Florida as the Gators are below .500 on the year at 4-5 thanks to a crushing loss this past Saturday.
Now, there’s no way Richardson’s injury is the only reason Florida was crushed by the South Carolina Gamecocks.
His injury alone doesn’t result in a 40-17 lopsided loss that could have been even uglier if the Gamecocks had wanted it to be. Anyone who would want to pin that humiliating defeat on Richardson not playing needs to understand that the quarterback is not responsible for stopping opposing offenses.
But had he been healthy enough to practice earlier in the week, maybe he would’ve played Saturday evening and maybe the Gators would have been able to score a few more points. Of course, if we go down that path, maybe there’s a chance that John Hevesy and Todd Grantham wouldn’t have been fired this past weekend, and maybe that means more issues for Mullen and the Gators in the long run.
But it did happen. Mullen is on the hot seat. Everything going on in Gainesville right now is bad.