FOUR BITS: Tebow starting, Addazio leaving?

By Adam Silverstein
December 19, 2010

1 » Four quarterbacks were selected within the first 85 picks of the 2010 NFL Draft, yet Denver Broncos rookie Tim Tebow – picked No. 25 overall in the first round – is the only one of the bunch yet to start a game at QB for his team this season. That will change Sunday as Tebow will take his place behind center for the 3-10 Broncos in relief of injured starter Kyle Orton (ribs). Tebow, who has taken almost every first-team snap in practice this week, already has four touchdowns this year (three rushing) but has played sparingly for Denver up until this point. The head coach who drafted him and believed in him, Josh McDaniels, is no longer with the club, and Tebow will be starting behind an offensive line that allowed Orton to be sacked 34 times in the team’s first 13 games. Nevertheless, all eyes will be on Tebow at 4:15 p.m. (ET) expecting him to show he has what it takes to play QB in the NFL.

2 » According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Florida Gators offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Steve Addazio will interview for the head coaching job with the Temple Owls. Addazio, who has never been a NCAA head coach, has been coaching in college since 1995 and is not likely to be retained at his current position by new Florida head coach Will Muschamp. Though a majority of fans are pleased with Addazio’s past success as a recruiter and coaching the offensive line, his struggles managing the Gators’ offense over the last two seasons have drawn their ire. Addazio is not the only candidate for the job but would be a big pick-up for a smaller school as he could bring in top recruits and likely perform better as a head coach than a coordinator.

3 » Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin, who has missed his team’s past two games after his severe migraine headaches acted up again, is expected to return to the field this week. Harvin has undergone plenty of treatment for his migraines since entering the NFL, but doctors have continuously failed in pinpointing their cause or minimizing their affect on him. According to the player, he now has a “clear mind” and practiced “more explosive than when I left” after spending a week at a Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, meeting with a migraine specialist. Harvin is now on a new medicine that will help him control other triggers that might cause the headaches. “We covered pretty much every base. We’ve got a plan to prevent it, we’ve got a plan if it comes, and we’ve got a plan if it’s real bad,” he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

4 » Certain BCS bowl teams may be having problems selling out the tickets for their games, but Florida has had no issues getting rid of their allotment for the 2011 Outback Bowl. The Gators have sold their assigned 12,000 tickets for the event and fans are snatching up plenty of the non-allotted tickets to see head coach Urban Meyer lead the team for the last time against the Penn State Nittany Lions and soon-to-be 84-year-old head coach Joe Paterno.

Photo Credit: Ed Reinke/Associated Press

11 Comments

  1. g8ter27 says:

    Item #2…what can I say about that?

  2. Razzlegator says:

    Good luck Temple?

  3. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Adam, What impact do you think there will be on recruiting from Muschamp not announcing OC and DC hires prior to tomorrows start of the dead period? Will we be especially vulnerable to defections in January when the rcruiting opens back up? I am not comfortable with so much left ‘hanging’ in regards to our recruiting…

  4. Daniel M. says:

    Steve, thanks for everything you did for Florida football. You were a man among men throughout.

    You held the 2010 recruiting class together during great uncertainty. That will pay huge dividends in the

    All the criticism aside, I’ll always have great admiration for you. You were an asset to the football program.

    When flying to Philadelphia, make sure to leave your explosives at home.

  5. HardToKillGtr says:

    I will admit the Gator OC gave me a migraine this season.

  6. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Let’s go Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Aligator says:

    I hope Addozzio gets that HC job. I think he may be better suited for something like that too.

    would it not be ironic if Muschamp brings in Greg Davis, who was with Texas for 15 years ….

  8. Basshole says:

    Addazio drove me nuts as an OC this year, but he seems to be a good guy, and I agree with Adam he might be a better CEO than OC. I wish him the best of luck if he moves on to Temple.

  9. Daniel M. says:

    Lol @ “A-doze-eoh.”

    TIM-MAY! lookin strooong boy.

  10. DGator says:

    Harvin’s migranes are from food allergies. I bet he hasn’t seen a specialist for that! I have a real good one in Florida. Dr. Dantini 386-673-7005. I hate to see him sit out because his doctors don’t know whats wrong with him. They are treating his symptoms, not the problem.

  11. SC Gator says:

    The funny thing is… Addazio probably will make a great head coach. He obviously has the organizational skills needed and by all accounts he’s a hell of a motivator. He just needs to wise up and not try head coaching while calling his own plays.

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