Tim Tebow’s LSU Comment Is Painful Realization Of Muschamp Era Failure

October 28, 2014
10:40 am | 22 hours ago
Written By
Glenn McGraw
TOPICS:
Florida Gators, Tim Tebow, Will Muschamp
Cred: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
 

Listen, I love the Florida Gators as much as the next guy. I’ve spent a total of 10 years, between college and post-graduation, in Gainesville. And I always support my team, but at some point we all have to face reality: the Muschamp era has been a failure.

No, I’m not booing the Gators on the field. I never condone that, because these are college kids working their asses off. But I’m also not going to wear rose-colored glasses when there’s something that isn’t working.

Think about this for a minute: You sit on the board of a major corporation. A few years back you hired a guy as the CEO to lead the company into the future. Fast forward four years and not only has there been no progress made, but you’re staring at some backslide. Do you sit back and say, “Hey, he’s a nice a guy and he’s trying hard,” or do you stop the bleeding and make a change?

We all know the answer.

Muschamp is that ineffective CEO. He was hired to direct the UF football program. As fans we have no emotional ties to him, only to the Gators. Saying we want Muschamp out doesn’t mean we aren’t supporting the team. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We just want the right leader for our program.

Talent has been pouring into Gainesville in the form of four and five star recruits, yet the results aren’t changing. This is something Tim Tebow touched on during his 1010XL Tuesday radio show, when he discussed how Florida has the same talent as LSU, yet the development, both mentally and physically, isn’t there for the Gators.

Florida has the same talent LSU has, but are they going to make that mental jump… competitive excellence… to make plays – Tebow

 

After four years, it’s hard to imagine the Gators are ever going to make the jump under Muschamp. That’s not bailing on my team, that’s the cold, hard truth. And sometimes the truth hurts

Tim Tebow to Gator Nation: ‘We are better than booing student-athletes’

 
Posted: October 25, 2014 – 3:30pm  |  Updated: October 25, 2014 – 4:16pm
 

 

Character counts.

That’s what former Heisman-trophy winning Florida Gators quarterback told Gator Nation on Saturday, a week after the team suffered a Homecoming blowout to SEC rival Missouri made worse when fans at The Swamp booed the team from the stands.

“Let’s show character as fans that we are Gator Nation and we can stand up and we are better than booing our student-athletes,” Tebow said Saturday, during the SEC Network’s pregame show. Tebow is an analyst for the network.

Florida and Georgia each had the day off, a week before two teams meet in Jacksonville for the annual Florida-Georgia game.

You can watch Tebow’s remarks here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D-ZMouLeDbs

Tim Tebow: Florida Gators’ Next Head Coach?

Tim Tebow: Florida Gators’ Next Head Coach?

 

— October 24, 2014

Spoiler alert: Will Muschamp’s days as the head coach of the Florida Gators are numbered.

Muschamp is the only coach in the last decade to lose a game in which his defense held an opponent to less than 120 yards of total offense, and he’s done it twice: once in a 21-7 loss to Florida State in 2011 (95 yards), and then in last week’s 42-13 black eye against Missouri (119 total yards) in the swamp.

Now at 3-3 (2-3 SEC) with only five more opportunities to get what seems like an unlikely bowl berth, it’s inevitable that Florida will part ways with Muschamp the second the regular season ends—heck, his job is already listed on Craigslist.

“At the beginning of the season we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out,’’ Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley told gatorzone.com, the school’s athletic department web site. “We will continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching staff and players as they prepare for Georgia.”

I’m sure Foley is kicking himself for not making the move after the Gators went 4-8 in 2013, missing out on ideal candidates like Charlie Strong, James Franklin, and Chris Petersen.

Or maybe he’s not. Maybe he’s just a genius and bit the bullet to wait one more year, holding out for big names such as Dan Mullen, Rich Rodriguez, Jim McElwain, and even Steve Spurrier to possibly become available.

But then there’s another candidate that no one has even thought to put on the radar. Someone that bleeds Gainesville blood, is adored by every Florida fan known to man, is charismatic and would be great with the media, and would bring the “WOW” factor back to U-of-F football.

Tim Tebow.

That’s right. The same Tim Tebow that went 35-6 as a starting quarterback and helped the Gators win two national championships from 2006-09. The same Tim Tebow that owns the SEC record for career rushing touchdowns (57), Passer Efficiency Rating (170.79), and yards per passing attempt (9.33). The same Tim Tebow that has a plaque with his motivational post-game speech quoted on the front entrance of the football facility.

The same Tim Tebow that would leave his position as an analyst with SEC Network—a job that he says he “loves doing”, but seems to be looking for a way out—to become Florida’s next HC in a heartbeat.

“I’m excited to talk about Xs and Os and really giving the viewers an opportunity to see what it is like as a quarterback making decisions, going through the reads and coverages,” Tebow said back in early August. “Hopefully they can get a feel for learning offenses.”

Meh. Good try, Tebow—I’m not sold. We all know your dream is to play quarterback in the NFL, and unfortunately, that window has been slammed shut. So why not do one better and try to teach Florida’s football team the Xs and Os and give the offense a feel for learning offense?

Florida is, of course, averaging just 19.3 points per game against Power Five opponents over its last 15 games, and ranks 116th in the NCAA in team passing efficiency (107.3) in 2014.

“It was tough to watch; if you’re a Gator fan it was not easy to watch,” Tebow said following Florida’s brutal loss to Missouri, according to 1010 XL Radio. “They just didn’t play with the heart that I’m used to watching Florida Gators play with.

“I don’t think that the offense has an identity right now, and I don’t think that they know what they want their identity to be. One of the biggest problems on the offense is leadership.”

Tebow has voiced his support of Muschamp in the past, but it seems as if the Gator legend has changed his mind—and possibly believes the lack of leadership is a reflection from the coaching staff.
I’m not saying Tebow would be the perfect fit for the soon-to-be-vacant head coaching position at the University of Florida. He has no coaching experience and it’s obvious where his true passion still lies: handling his business under center and playing at the highest level.

But he is a born leader. He has a face recruits would recognize. He would bring the fans back to the swamp.

It would undoubtedly be the most discussed hire in the history of sports.

And I’d certainly be watching.

 

 

Former QB Tim Tebow: Florida lacks identity, leadership on offense

Former Heisman Trophy winning-quarterback Tim Tebow let loose on his former team Tuesday, saying Florida doesn’t have an identity and lacks leadership on offense.

Tebow, now an analyst for the SEC Network, appeared on 1010 XL Radio in Jacksonville and had several critical thoughts after the Gators were routed at home 42-13 by Missouri on Saturday despite holding the Tigers to 119 yards of total offense. Florida was doomed by turning the ball over six times.

“It was tough to watch, if you’re a Gator fan it was not easy to watch,” Tebow said.

Tebow said he hopes that the team can rally with the “our backs are against the wall” mentality for the rest of the season.

“I don’t think that the offense has an identity right now, and I don’t think that they

know what they want their identity to be,” Tebow said. “One of the biggest problems on the offense is leadership. You need to have something to motivate you, something to give you an edge…they’re (Gators) not out of the SEC East.”

The offense, which has been an issue all season, is 119th out of 125 FBS teams in total yards at 368 per game. Florida’s also averaging 28 points per game.

Florida head coach Will Muschamp’s job security has been a major question lately. He is 25-19 in three-plus seasons with the program and Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he will continue to evaluate Muschamp throughout the entire season.

Florida (3-3, 2-3 SEC) has a bye in Week 9 before playing No. 9 Georgia in Jacksonville on Nov. 1.

They need to get hyped and play with a chip on their shoulder when they come to Jacksonville,” Tebow said.

- Scooby Axson

2014 NFL power rankings: Packers, Ravens pushing toward the top in Week 8

 By Matt Verderame@MattVerderame on Oct 21 2014, 10:05a +


Mike McGinnis
 

Despite the top two teams remaining the same, there was plenty of shifting in the rankings following a wild Week 7.

Coming into the season, some experts thought the Dallas Cowboys would not win six games by the end of December. Yet, Dallas appears to be one of the best teams in the NFL, ranking with the likes of the Denver Broncos as the elite through seven weeks. The Cowboys are the only team with six wins after beating the struggling New York Giants on Sunday, making fans in Big D wonder if this could be the year for Tony Romo and the band.

Elsewhere, the champs continue to plummet. After starting the season 3-1, the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Cowboys at home before being upset by the lowly St. Louis Rams, dropping them five places in the rankings. The Rams utilized a pair of trick special teams plays to top Seattle, putting the Seahawks at 3-3 and third in the NFC West. Seattle is in a tough spot, still with two games left against both the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, and dates remaining with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.

 Speaking of the Chiefs, Kansas City came out of its bye week and defeated the host San Diego Chargers on a last-minute 48-yard field goal by Cairo Santos, vaulting the Chiefs five spots. With the win, Kansas City concludes a brutal stretch in which it faced four playoff teams from 2013 in five games. Now, the Chiefs will be home for the Rams and New York Jets.

On Sunday night, Peyton Manning set the all-time career passing touchdown record while his Broncos hammered the 49ers, 42-17. Denver could do no wrong, moving into first place in the AFC West and maintaining the top spot in our rankings. San Francisco finally saw the effect of having Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith and others sidelined, getting beaten in every facet without much fight. The 49ers dropped five spots and now get a well-timed bye week.

Team Record SB Nation ESPN NFL.com Football Outsiders Average
Denver Broncos 5-1 1        
Dallas Cowboys 6-1 2        
Green Bay Packers
5-2
3        
Philadelphia Eagles 5-1 4        
Arizona Cardinals 5-1 5        
Baltimore Ravens
5-2
6        
Indianapolis Colts
5-2
7        
Detroit Lions
5-2
8        
San Diego Chargers 5-2 9        
New England Patriots
5-2
10        
San Francisco 49ers 4-3 11        
Seattle Seahawks 3-3 12        
Kansas City Chiefs 3-3 13        
Cincinnati Bengals
3-2-1
14        
Pittsburgh Steelers
4-3 15        
Buffalo Bills
4-3
16        
Cleveland Browns
3-3
17        
Miami Dolphins
3-3
18        
Carolina Panthers
3-3-1
19        
Chicago Bears
3-4
20        
New York Giants 3-4 21        
Houston Texans
3-4
22        
New Orleans Saints
2-4
23        
St. Louis Rams 2-4 24        
Atlanta Falcons
2-5
25        
Washington 2-5 26        
Minnesota Vikings
2-5 27        
New York Jets 1-6 28        
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1-5
29        
Tennessee Titans
2-5
30        
Jacksonville Jaguars
1-6
31        
Oakland Raiders
0-6
32        

 

The four polls we use:

We use four different rankings for our weekly average. The thought is to get a wider sense of where all 32 teams are being valued with seven weeks complete. Our power rankings sources are from our in-house rankingsESPN and NFL.com. We also factor in DVOA rankings from Football Outsiders to add an objective statistical measurement to the formula.

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Tim Tebow Makes Fun Of Bama Bangs (Video)

by Josh Sanchez

Former NFL quarterback and Florida Gators legend Tim Tebow made fun of “the Southern swoop” aka “Bama Bangs” on the SEC Network Saturday.

During an appearance Saturday on the SEC Network, Tim Tebow, the former Florida Gators golden child who flamed out in the NFL, took a shot at people from Alabama and all regions of the southeast for their love for a certain type of hairstyle.

      While former

LSU Tigers

    defensive lineman Marcus Spears was cracking jokes about khakis, Tim Tebow was more concerned about “the Southern swoop.”

We should all know what the “Southern Swoop” is.

For those who don’t, think of Justin Bieber’s hairstyle before he became a tatted up drag racer who turns into an asshole during deposition hearings.

The crew then cracked a joke about their producer sporting the Southern Swoop which was also dubbed “Bama Bangs” during the little exchange on set. It was something that everyone on set seemed to be having fun with, especially Paul Finebaum who could hardly control his maniacal laughter.

It was also nice to see Tim Tebow get a little loose and have fun rather than coming across as a robot.

VIDEO

You can check out the video of the exchange below:

When Tim Tebow speaks about Ole Miss football, everyone listens

Posted by Brent Sobleski on October 17, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT
Tim TebowTim Tebow‘s transition to television analyst has been far smoother than his attempt to play quarterback in the NFL. The former Heisman Trophy winner currently serves as an analyst for ESPN’s SEC Network. His opinion on the league matters, particularly when two of the nation’s Top 3 teams reside in the SEC.

The Ole Miss Rebels are currently ranked third overall after an impressive 35-20 victory over the then 14th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies. The win came on the heels of a 23-17 win over Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

According to Tebow, the Rebels’ intangibles are the difference this season after finishing 7-5 last year.

“It’s the heart that they play with, offensively and defensively,” Tebow told The Clarion-Ledger‘s Hugh Kellenberger. “Everybody talks about the landshark defense and the way they fly around, it’s guys like Jaylen Walton fighting through tackles. It’s just heart. They play together. They play as a family. After spending the day yesterday with coach (Hugh) Freeze and the team you could really see that.”

Quarterback Bo Wallace is also a large factor in the team’s success. Wallace’s completion percentage is nearly four points higher this season. He has already thrown for 15 touchdowns through six games after passing for 18 all of last season. Most importantly, Wallace has limited his poor decisions.

“I think he’s improved a lot,” Tebow said. “In SEC play he doesn’t have a turnover and he’s making big plays. But he’s also not making big errors in the biggest of games. That’s huge, especially when you have a big-time defense.

“But what I like most about Bo is the courage and leadership and a little bit of ‘it’ factor he has. Like on that third-and-nine last week against Texas A&M, he knows where the sticks are, fights through the line of scrimmage and dives over a defender to get the first down that ultimately led to a touchdown. … He has a little bit of that that you can’t necessarily teach.”

Unfortunately, Tebow wasn’t asked about the nation’s current No. 1 team, the Mississippi State Bulldogs. As well as Wallace has played this season, he’s not the quarterback in the state of Mississippi currently being compared to Tebow (that’s Dak Prescott). We’ll all eagerly anticipate Tebow’s comments regarding the Bulldogs.

Seahawks trade Percy Harvin to the Jets

In a Week 7 shocker, the New York Jets have acquired Percy Harvin from the Seahawks

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