Will Richardson return for senior season?

This Saturday's game with University of Southern California marks the last home game for the Buffs seniors. Will Saturday's game with USC be the last home game for junior standout wide out Paul Richardson. That question was asked during Tuesday's press conference, go "Inside" to see what several had to say.

This Saturday's game with University of Southern California marks the last home game for the Buffs seniors.

While there are 16 seniors listed on the CU roster, it's a very popular junior that was questioned today at Tuesdays Colorado Press conference about this being his last game at Folsom Field against the Trojans.

Media members asked standout wide receiver Paul Richardson if he has considered whether he will return for his senior season next fall.

Richardson, a record setting wide out that missed last season due to an injury was non committal when asked about returning.

"I haven't given it much thought at all," Richardson said. "Two games left, we could make a bowl game and then if we get a bowl game, that would be great. If not that would be unfortunate. I still have school left."

Colorado's first year Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre has coached in the NFL, he was also asked about the possibility of Richardson leaving early.

"I think Paul is a really good player," MacIntyre said. "I definitely think Paul can play at the next level. He has to decide what's best for him and his family and all the different things that he has going on what's best for him physically too."

MacIntyre isn't ready to predict the future.

"We'll see how that works out," MacIntyre said. "In the crazy world of college athletics these days, with basketball and football and all the different things, some guys finish out somewhere, and it's not right or wrong if they do or don't. It's just the way it is."

Many Colorado fans will hope MacIntyre will pull off his biggest recruiting coup of his tenure in Boulder. He was asked if he will consult with Richardson about his future.

"Yeah, the NFL will send a report to him and they'll look at it and decide," MacIntyre said. "Then, he's got to decide what he wants to do and how he wants to do it and finishing his degree and all those types of things will go into it. I'll sit down with his mom and dad and we'll talk it out and then decide. I'm not going to try to twist his arm either way. It's his decision on what he wants to do."

True freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau would no doubt welcome him back next fall, but made it clear he wanted Richardson to do what's best for him.

"I haven't really thought about it yet," Liufau said. "In my opinion, I think that Paul should do whatever he thinks is best for himself and his family. Obviously we want him to come back because he is a great player, but I haven't thought about it at all this season."


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