Richardson has performed properly as a backup this season, throwing for 2 touchdowns and speeding for 2 extra scores, prompting questions as as to if he ought to begin forward of Jones.
Mullen has disregarded these recommendations, sticking with Jones because the starter even supposing he has thrown 4 interceptions — to go together with two touchdowns — in wins over Florida Atlantic and South Florida.
Mullen has stated all alongside that each quarterbacks will play and that managing the division of labor between the 2 is “fairly easy.”
“They know what we now have scheduled going into the sport,” Mullen stated.
Richardson remains to be receiving therapy for the hamstring damage he suffered within the second half of Saturday’s win over USF, however Mullen stated Richardson has been capable of apply all week and is doing positive.
Alabama coach Nick Saban stated Monday that he does not have to organize otherwise for Richardson or Jones as a result of they’re comparable type quarterbacks — passers who’re expert runners.
“When the quarterback can run — and so they run quarterback runs — it is virtually like taking part in towards Wildcat, so they have an additional blocker however additionally they have the power to make massive performs within the passing recreation, which they’ve made and been fairly environment friendly within the passing recreation,” Saban stated.
“It is more difficult once you play towards guys and each guys are very environment friendly, efficient passers in addition to runners.”