1. Florida has a quarterback controversy
Last year for the Gators, it was smooth sailing with Kyle Trask at the helm, but this year has been a different story at the quarterback position.
So far through seven games for Florida, they are second to last in the entire country at 12 interceptions thrown, with Emory Jones accounting for 9 of those.
This starting role was Emory Jones’ job to lose throughout the offseason and even at the start of the season. This guy was supposed to be the leader after Kyle Trask left for the NFL. He was the starter until Anthony Richardson came into the picture and stole the show.
However, he hasn’t played as much this season due to a hamstring injury. If it weren’t for that injury, Richardson would have already taken Jones’ job.
Both quarterbacks are very athletic and can both throw a bomb down the field when needed.
If Dan Mullen were to start someone based on the statistics, Anthony Richardson would be an easy answer, but Mullen loves a guy with experience, and Jones most certainly provides that.
Mullen won’t announce the starter but says both will get significant playing time in Saturday’s game, even though he made a dig at Georgia for not naming a starting quarterback. This man is one interesting fellow, who isn’t afraid to talk smack, and sometimes it’s helpful, but other times it isn’t very pleasant.
Fans should expect to see a good mix of both throughout the game, but don’t be surprised to see Mullen ride with whoever has the hot hand, especially if the game plan ends up getting thrown out the window.