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.

 

 
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9 Responses to “Tim Tebow: Florida Gators’ Next Head Coach?”

  1. andrea says:

    My first choice would be for Tebow to be a NFL QB.

    I believe Tim Tebow as a head coach would receive the same amount(if not more)of hatred by the Christian hating mainstream media.

    • ck says:

      Absolutely agree w/u Andrea and to top it off they would consider that he had “SOLD OUT” BUT WE KNOW BETTER THAN THAT!!!:)

  2. ck says:

    Even if he is not on the field, at least we can still see glimpses of TEBOW!!! Hope it will not be long before he will be back where he definitely belongs as a PRO QB in the NFL and maybe by then it will FINALLY BE CLEANED UP OF ALL THE FILTH THEY PROJECT SINCE THEY HAVE A HUGE IMAGE PROBLEM AS IT STANDS NOW!!!:(

  3. ck says:

    Like this article though!:)

  4. ck says:

    And yet another loss for The Jags…wonder what it is going to take before they have to close the stadium?!!!
    Buzzy Says Bortles 13 INT 6 Picksix 3TDs 2 lost fumbles

    • Bill Stacy says:

      Funny how the whole world wants to give Bortles a pass but Tebow has to be held to Brady standards in the playoffs? Frankly I am not interested in anything except seeing him play in the NFL again. I can tell you what it’s gonna take. It will take Mr. not now not ever and his rah rah coach to be let go by someone with some balls. Hello, paging Shad Kahn? What changed with said owner? You have to wonder because he was all about Tebow a few years ago. Do you really believe they are gonna be like seahawks in 3 years? It is time for everyone to quit making excuses for the Jaguars and start holding people responsible. Hey mr. Calwell “not ever” is approaching can you hear the train? it is starting to roll. My final thought is what idiot rookie GM on his first presser alienates 1/2 his fanbase with those stupid comments. Have some class and just say not at this time or he’s not the direction we want to go. Why do you have to get personal with Tim? I must say I am now following every snap of the Jags just for the pure satisfaction of karma.

  5. ck says:

    Thanks for the stats Buzzy as I didn’t watch the game and only heard about it on the local news channel that the Dolphins won instead and THEY LOST, AGAIN!
    TEBOW would have made an impact (as in “GAMES WON”) all the way around impo!

  6. Bubbaelvis says:

    Talking about double standards, I read an article declaring that Carson Palmer was back and had turned around a dying career. In the game they were referencing, he completed less then half his passes but had no turnovers and they won. This is Carson Palmer so of course this is a sure sign he is a legit NFL QB. If it was Tim Tebow it would be a sure sign that he can’t throw and is not a NFL QB. What is wrong ith these people? I am still holding on to hope that we will see Tim play QB in the NFl again. That is where he belongs.

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