1 » Former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow‘s dream of returning to the NFL has not died despite Tebow entering the world of broadcasting and refusing to either change positions or play in a lesser league (CFL, AFL) in order to get noticed by teams. According to the Boston Globe, which spoke with Tebow’s throwing coach of the last two years, the player may be considering entering the first-ever NFL Veteran Combine on March 22. “[Trainer Tom] House told us on Friday that he isn’t sure if Tebow will be attending the combine, but ‘he went from being a little inaccurate and didn’t throw a whole lot of spirals, to throwing very accurate and real good at spinning the ball.'” OnlyGators.com has spoken with the NFL’s regional combine officials on multiple occasions over the last few weeks but was told that an official roster would not be released either at all or at least until much closer to the event.
2 » The Southeastern Conference on Monday released its year-end awards for indoor track and field, and a number of Gators men were honored for their accomplishments during the 2015 campaign. Mike Holloway captured his third SEC Indoor Coach of the Year crown in the last five seasons (2011-12, 2015), while senior jumper Marquis Dendy was named SEC Field Athlete of the Year and KeAndre Bates earned SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year honors.
Dendy, who won the 2015 Cliff Harper Trophy for scoring the most points in the 2015 SEC Indoor Championships (20), captured league crowns in both the long jump and triple jump this season (becoming the first athlete to do so since Florida’s Christian Taylor in 2009). No. 1 men’s track and field captured the SEC indoor title on Feb. 28, winning five individual event championships including the 800 meters (junior Ryan Schnulle), 400 meters (junior Najee Glass) and shot put (senior Stipe Zunic). The Gators women also captured an SEC crown with junior Kyra Jefferson winning the 200 meters.
3 » Though the NFL free agency frenzy has already kicked off, not much has occurred regarding former Florida players. According to multiple reports, safety Major Wright will re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, keeping him with head coach Lovie Smith, who drafted Wright and has coached him for most of his professional career. New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin is expected to be on the move as the team recently agreed to trade for Brandon Marshall, meaning Harvin will eventually play for his fourth team in as many seasons. Update: According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets will cut Harvin on Tuesday.
4 » Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford did this in a throwback uniform recently.