SIX BITS: Swimmer commits, five bits on Tebow

By Adam Silverstein
October 7, 2009

1 » Five-star high school swimmer Jon Nunez has committed to the Florida Gators for 2010. Nunez, considered one of the best young swimmers in the country, joins fellow five stars Kaitlin Frehling and Alicia Mathieu at Florida under coach Gregg Troy. “I chose the Gators for many reasons,” Nunez told Swimming World. “The overall environment and atmosphere of the school and team is great. The academics are the best, bar none. Last and certainly not least, the work ethic at Florida is one I feel will push me to be the best I can be.”

2 » Gators beat writer Jeremy Fowler of the Orlando Sentinel spoke with Dr. Bayard Miller, neurologist for Shands at the University of Florida, who is one of at least five doctors assigned to quarterback Tim Tebow‘s concussion recovery. One statement Miller made that I found to be of interest is that, “Once someone is fully recovered, the risk is not significantly different whether they return in two weeks after the concussion or one month. The issue is anybody who has had a concussion has increased risk whether it’s 10 days after or six months after.” Check out the rest of Fowler’s article for more.

3 » Tebow is still leading the ScrippsNews Heisman Trophy poll, followed by four other quarterbacks: Texas’ Colt McCoy, Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen, Cincinnati’s Tony Pike and Houston’s Case Keenum.

4 » Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun lambastes “genius writers who have declared themselves authorities and issued proclamations about how Tebow shouldn’t play [on Saturday.]” Thanks to Dooley for saving me the time I was going to use to write a similar column Wednesday afternoon.

5 » While the media and most fans are concerned with Tebow’s status for Saturday, Steve Eubanks (on a special to FOX Sports) believes it is Florida’s advantage on defense that will do the trick in the end.

6 » ESPN: Tebow A Game-Time Decision Saturday

One Comment

  1. Daniel M. says:

    That reminds me, time to re-up my Swimming World subscription.

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