FOUR BITS: Tebow, Henry, McCarney, Driskel

By Adam Silverstein
November 22, 2010

1 » Updating a previous story, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow won the NFL‘s Rookie of the Week award for his two touchdown performance last week The award, which is voted on by fans online, is Tebow’s first NFL honor. Check him out as he makes his Monday Night Football debut against San Diego.

2 » Florida Gators senior punter Chas Henry was named one of three finalists for the 2010 Ray Guy Award on Monday, a honor presented each season to the nation’s top punter. Henry currently leads the nation with a 47.3 yards per punt average; he has landed 41.2 percent of his punts for 50 yards or more and has placed 15 inside the 20 yard line while his coverage unit has only allowed 11 to be fair caught. His competition includes Georgia’s Drew Butler (2009 winner) and Iowa’s Ryan Donahue.

3 » Yahoo! Sports college football reporter Tom Dienhart reported on Monday that Florida assistant head coach defense/defensive line coach Dan McCarney is a “hot name” for the North Texas Mean Green head coaching position. “He may be the guy in Denton,” Dienhart said via Twitter. McCarney was last a head coach for the Iowa State Cyclones from 1995-2006 where he amassed a 56-86 record

4 » If you don’t know his name by now you probably should, because five/four-star 2011 QB commit Jeff Driskel will likely be the Gators’ signal caller of the future once he officially signs his National Letter of Intent early next year. Whether or not he has the talent and maturity to play next season remains to be seen, but his stellar performance in a tough loss last week opened the eyes of many who once doubted him. Driskel’s Hagerty High School fell to the more talented Lakeland High School 56-35 in the 5A playoffs, but he did his best so salvage the game for his team. Driskel accounted for 494 total yards of offense including going 15-of-29 from behind center for 182 yards, two touchdowns and an interception; rushing 20 times for 270 yards and two touchdowns; and catching a 42-yard touchdown pass. Check out these video highlights:

 

Photo Credit: Stephen Morton/Associated Press

7 Comments

  1. g8ter27 says:

    That kids has got some wheels, looking forwardto him being here and getting his plays from someone other than Stevie. Oh, and who is that #4 for Lakeland,might want to start looking at him.

  2. npgator says:

    This guy Driskel is unbelievable! His team is constantly over matched and he keeps them in every game.

  3. Basshole says:

    g8ter27, I was wondering the same thing. Looks like he is Steward Butler: http://rivals.yahoo.com/georgiatech/football/recruiting/player-Steward-Butler-109732

  4. G8rgr8 says:

    Thanks for this….. A couple of weeks ago you had someone on here saying “Why do we recruit drop back passers like Brantley and Driskel” You go Adam educate the un-educated! Driskel might be listed as a pro-style QB but man he has some amazing running skills!!!!

  5. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Ha, Driskel is just amazing. Like you said “npgator”, his team would have been completely screwed without him.
    I can’t wait to see him in Orange & Blue!

  6. goldengator says:

    yep, driskel is a baller. can’t wait to see him take over the helm up in gainesville!

  7. driskel is amazing; but that dude butler on the other team was unreal also….where in the hell is he going?!!!!…….

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