Quick Hitch...  

Posted by Frazier

It's been awhile since we ran some hitches around here, but there's still a lot to talk about in the world of college football. I know the big man has been running our aggressive draft coverage, and doing a great job, but we still need to focus on what next year holds for college football.

There couldn't be a better place to start than with the defending champs. Now, of course, is the time of year when ESPN and other places run nice puff pieces about teams looking to "turn things around" or "keep the momentum up" and those sorts of things. The question is, should we take any of them seriously. Here is the ESPN.com piece regarding Tim Tebow.

Not exactly great insight, although I'm sure Gator fans are enjoying the daydreams of consecutive titles right now. While everyone can agree that Tebow is a better fit for Meyer's offense, that doesn't mean that it's necessarily going to work. There's a big difference between running Alex Smith all over the place at Utah, and Tebow trying to do the same against SEC defenses. Now, I tend to think that it will have some success, at least until one of the behemoths at LSU or Georgia get a clean shot at Tebow. That's when things will get interesting.

Not to mention the fact that Tebow also has to minimize mistakes, and manage the game maturely like Leak was able to do. Being explosive is great, but you don't want to make big plays for both teams.

Finally, Tebow's mechanics need some work. He didn't look comfortable throwing from the pocket last year, and he's going to need to get better at that aspect. He is a strong kid, and has lots of potential, but he needs to develop, and quickly. So it might be nice to dream about Tebow running the show, but the kid has a lot to prove.

Tim is going to need to refine his mechanics if he
is going to build on the success this year. This
picture alone is enough to make a Gator fan cringe.


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