TWO BITS: Weis checks in, Tebow-Fox future

By Adam Silverstein
January 14, 2011

1 » With National Signing Day fast approaching and the Kansas City Chiefs eliminated from the playoffs, new Florida Gators offensive coordinator Charlie Weis is officially on the job as of Friday. Currently in South Florida at Dwyer High School visiting four-star quarterback Jacoby Brissett (West Palm Beach, FL) [and possibly four-star linebacker Curt Maggitt (West Palm Beach, FL), too], Weis plans to set foot in Gainesville, FL this weekend as a number of prominent recruits will be visiting the University of Florida campus. In addition to speaking with recruits, Weis will also be trying to convince redshirt junior QB John Brantley (and perhaps other offensive players) to stick with the Gators and the new coaching staff.

Uncommitted recruits visiting Florida this weekend include five-star LB Curtis Grant (Richmond, VA) and three-star LB Denzel Perryman (Coral Gables, FL).

2 » Though there were concerns about whether or not a new head coach would believe in Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow as his future starter, those questions seem to have been put to rest (at least temporarily) with the hiring of John Fox. In addition Fox speaking highly of Tebow before the 2010 NFL Draft, the Denver Post reports that Tebow is still in his good graces. “He’s got a lot of intangibles I look for,” Fox said Wednesday. “Where that goes it’s hard to predict. He’s in a developmental stage for sure, but I think he has the makings to be as good as he wants to be.” Perhaps even better news for Tebow is that his offensive coordinator last season, Mike McCoy is expected to be retained as he has a long history coaching under Fox. Though he is drawing interest from other teams, McCoy worked with Fox as his QBs coach with the Carolina Panthers from 2003-07 and passing game coordinator in 2008.

8 Comments

  1. Alex says:

    Go Cheeseburger Charlie! On a side note, I think you may have neglected to close a bold tag that is now cascading down the entire homepage from the midpoint in this article.

  2. Alex says:

    No worries, happens all the time. Go Gators.

  3. Luke says:

    Seems interesting that they’re going after Jacoby since he’s considered a dual threat, but I just noticed that they consider Driskel a pro style… I never liked Charlie when he was with ND, but I’m a big fan of him and I actually hope JB thrives under him and passes for 3000+ yds like Brady Quinn did in his first year in Charlie’s system. Not like he went on to have a great career in the NFL, but a career backup still makes good money…

  4. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Welcome to Florida Charlie!

  5. g8ter27 says:

    Adam, what other offensive players is Weiss trying to convince to stay?

  6. gator says:

    Bryant Young added to the staff,WOW!! GREAT job MChamp

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