TWO BITS: Peter King on Tebow, Bedford in Miami

By Adam Silverstein
January 4, 2010

1 » At the end of this his Monday Morning QB column this week, Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King spoke at great length about Florida Gators senior quarterback Tim Tebow. Here is an excerpt from his diatribe on NFL scouts’ opinions of Tebow: “The NFL team that can’t find a spot for Tebow to help it win games is close-minded,” King writes. “I don’t know if he can be an every-down quarterback, but I do know 28 teams passed on Joe Montana through two rounds because he was too small, 31 teams passed on Tom Brady through five rounds because he was just another guy, and Kurt Warner went undrafted and twice went knocking on doors as an unwanted free-agent even after he won a Super Bowl in the NFL. [I would pick Tebow and] pop the champagne corks.”

2 » Mark Wheeler of Rivals is reporting that Florida cornerbacks coach Vance Bedford is indeed down in Miami, FL, recruiting today just as he said he would be last week. Bedford’s comments were met with skepticism as it is widely held that he will eventually become Charlie Strong‘s defensive coordinator with the Louisville Cardinals.

Extra Bit » Though rumors that he might decommit flurried over the weekend, four-star running back commitment Mack Brown (Lithonia, GA) has reaffirmed his decision to numerous sources. Five-star defensive end recruit Ronald Powell, who is expected to announce his commitment soon, is still leaning toward joining the Gators.


  1. OrangeHulk says:

    I know this blog is about football but I have to say something about Dan Werner. He has slowly but surely become the Reggie Ball of UF Hoops. Please Dan, go directly to graduation, do not pass go and do not collect $200. Mr. NJ basketball??? How about Mr. Jersey Shore head waiter at Karma starting this summer!

  2. ReptilesRule says:

    I think things are starting to settle down as far as the coaching situation. And can you imagine Easley at DT and Powell at DE??? Believe me, I am.

  3. OrangeHulk – this site is about all Florida Gators athletic programs – not just football…unless you were talking about just this post. Nevertheless, I agree with you – Werner is awful.

  4. SC Gator says:

    Disgraceful is a bit more like it.

  5. Adam M. says:

    Yet somehow up 2 with 30 seconds left in regulation, BIlly D calls a timeout and runs a play to get werner a 3 pointer. Ridiculous.

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