SIX BITS: Tebow, Pease, tennis, Swamp, WBK

By Adam Silverstein
January 17, 2012

1 » Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow may have been eliminated from the NFL Playoffs on Saturday, but CBS would like to keep him around for a while. According to USA Today, which spoke with CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus, the network has reached out to Tebow to sit in as a guest analyst for the studio show the way Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh did last week. There has not been a public response from the Tebow camp as of press time.

2 » ESPN recently spoke with former players who were once coached by new Florida Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease and asked each what one should expect from him as a coach. Former Kentucky wide receiver Derek Abney classified Pease as someone who coaches “through discipline and assertiveness” but noted that his team was winning thanks in part to his methods. He also noted that Pease “didn’t make you fit into his scheme. He recognized your strengths and played to them and avoided weaknesses,” something that should undoubtedly have Gators fans smiling considering the offense is still on its way to becoming a complete pro-style team.

3 » A pair of Gators tennis players won consolation singles titles in separate events over the weekend. Junior Caroline Hitimana captured a victory at the 2012 Freeman Memorial Championships over Duke’s Ester Goldfeld, while sophomore Michael Alford came away a winner at the 2012 SEC Coaches’ Indoor Championships by taking down both Kentucky’s Ryuji Hirooka and South Carolina’s Kyle Koch. The women’s and men’s tennis programs enter the 2012 regular season ranked No. 1 and No. 8, respectively, despite the men’s team losing 2011 No. 6 Alexandre Lacroix and the No. 17 team of Lacroix and Sekou Bangoura, Jr. from a year ago.

4 » The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on NBC is running a new sponsored segment called Subway Subs Across America in which viewers are able to send in homemade videos of them catching and throwing a sub sandwich in and out of a scene. The latest one Fallon and his producers chose was aired Monday and came from Gainesville, FL in which a woman stood on the stands inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and went “Tebowing” after throwing the sub out of the screen. You can check it out below.

5 » Still trying to improve under head coach Amanda Butler, the Florida women’s basketball team broke a two-game losing skid by snapping a 10-game winning streak by the LSU Tigers, defeating their opponent 62-58 on Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Redshirt senior guard Jordan Jones led the way for the Gators with 16 points (including 11 in the second half) and was the only player on the team to hit more than three shots on the afternoon. Florida, now 12-6 with a 2-3 mark in SEC competition, will take on Alabama at home on Thursday before playing three-straight games on the road heading into the month of February.

6 » Florida senior thrower Kemal Mesic set a new school record over the weekend by hitting a long of 19.95m/65-05.50 in the shot put at the 2012 Alabama Invitational.

EXTRA BIT » Former Gators primary cross country coach and assistant track and field coach Todd Morgan has accepted the head women’s cross country coach and assistant track and field coach job with Virginia, the school announced last Thursday. Morgan, who spent five years in Gainesville, helped lead Florida’s women’s cross country teams to consecutive SEC Championships (2009-10).[/EXPAND]

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