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08:16 AM ET 01.02 | Merely bringing up the name makes for lofty praise. Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford sees a lot of Tim Tebow in Jeff Driskel. Gators senior running back Mike Gillislee, who has played with both quarterbacks, sees even more in store for Driskel than the player considered by many the greatest Gator. "Tim Tebow is a great quarterback, I don't want to take nothing from him," Gillislee said Sunday as Florida prepares for Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl. "But I think Driskel is going to be a lot better." ... Bedford said Driskel will be "a concern" for his defense when the No. 3 Gators and No. 21 Cardinals square off in the Superdome. "You see a version of Tim Tebow in him," Bedford said. "He's big. He's strong. He's fast. He's athletic."

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January 2, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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I hope for his sake he's not the next Tebow.

hmmmm....let me think.....Tebow's accomplishments:

Won SEC East

Won SEC

Won Heisman

Won MNC



I'd settle for that if I were Driskel.

January 2, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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hmmmm....let me think.....Tebow's accomplishments:Won SEC EastWon SECWon HeismanWon MNCI'd settle for that if I were Driskel.

You forgot "made a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$"

January 2, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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I hope for his sake he's not the next Tebow.

Because you don't like national titles? Or Heisman trophies?

January 2, 2013  10:17 AM ET

But can he throw the ball? Tebow can't.

January 2, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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I hope for his sake he's not the next Tebow.

Haters are gonna hate.

January 2, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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But can he throw the ball? Tebow can't.

See the last pass in the Steelers last playoff game. He did OK there.

January 2, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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You forgot "made a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$"

And never had to wash his uniform.

January 2, 2013  10:29 AM ET

Just let the kid enjoy being the first Jeff Driskel. Ought to be a fun year for the scaly-lizzards in 2013.

Boom going back to UTx in 2014

January 2, 2013  10:31 AM ET

NFL has turned Tebow into a frustrated unhappy dude.

January 2, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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Boom going back to UTx in 2014

LHN would simulcast the Longhorns games with just a camera on Boom. Higher ratings than the actual games.

If Boom wants to go to a place that values money over winning then he is not the right coach for UF.

January 2, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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NFL has turned Tebow into a frustrated unhappy dude.

no, the NFL showed that Tebow can play in a run-first, shotgun only offence- not offences that rely on passing, reading your progressions then running. Inaccurate passing by running qb's will only take you so far in the NFL.

January 2, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Boom going back to UTx in 2014

Really? The only thing I've heard is Larry Porter will be the next TX running back coach.

January 2, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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Boom going back to UTx in 2014

I've seen your hook in a couple of places already this morning. Is your New Year's resolution to stock the freezer with fresh fish this year...? ;-)

January 2, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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hmmmm....let me think.....Tebow's accomplishments:
Won SEC East
Won SEC
Won Heisman
Won MNC

You left off ...

1st round draft choice
and the most important attribute; a man of character.

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January 2, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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See the last pass in the Steelers last playoff game. He did OK there.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

 
January 2, 2013  11:35 AM ET
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....but IIRC his wife was not a fan of the city. Could be wrong though.

Come on...who wouldn't like Guadalupe Street with it's laid out hippies and hari krishnas wearing tie died t-shirts.

Oh wait, it's not 1966...damn, where has time gone.

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