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If it sounds as if Richardson’s looking ahead to the NFL and following another Ingram move by skipping his senior season, he says that’s not necessarily true. He said his heavy course load _ 15 semester hours _ this fall leaves him just two or three credit hours from graduating.

“I’ve come this far on my degree, so I don’t know what I’m going to do yet,” Richardson said. “After this game, I’m going to sit down with coach and talk about it and sit down with my mom. The league isn’t going anywhere.

“It’s always good to have a degree, especially from Alabama, so after football I have a life.”