GAINESVILLE -- In today's Miami Herald, you'll find a story about how UF quarterback Tim Tebow has momentarily put aside his goal of personal improvement as a passing quarterback to run UF's new Thundercat Offense. LINK! It's a pretty good story. You should read it.
The story includes insight into Tebow's perspective on his senior season and excellent analysis and insight by Lou Holtz. There were some pretty good leftovers from our interview with the gracious Lou Holtz that didn't make it into the story. Good thing I have this blog. Holtz went in depth as to why he thinks Tebow will get his opportunity to be a full-time quarterback in the NFL? He made an exclusive list for Gator Clause! Read on ...
(Also in today's Herald, the brilliant Mike McCall writes about how Florida's Joker package will help the Gators possibly shut down Arkansas on Saturday. LINK!)
GATOR CLAUSE: WILL ALWAYS PLAYING IN THE SHOTGUN HURT TIM IN THE NFL AND WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT WILL HELP TIM?
HOLTZ: They talk about how Tim Tebow is always in the shotgun, but so is Sam Bradford and so is Colt McCoy much of the time.
The thing about Tim Tebow is he has three things as a possibility of a pro quarterback that I really like. Number one, he has great courage. He doesn't worry about getting hit. He worries about waiting until the last second to throw the ball. Number two, he has great peripheral vision. He can see things. He can see what's happening with receivers and the open field and throws to the hole and that's very hard to coach. The third thing I really like about him is he's accurate. He puts the ball where the receiver has a chance but not the defender. The fourth thing, I think he has pretty good arm strength.
(Holtz tossed in a bonus reason. That's why we love Lou!)
HOLTZ: Things like his release can be changed. Things that cannot be changed are the things I mentioned. The courage, the ability to see and read defenses, things of that nature.