Grooming Tim Tebow for the NFL was not Florida coach Urban Meyer’s job

GAINESVILLE — The ability to groom star NFL quarterbacks is one of the least valuable criteria for the success of a college coach, right there with fashion sense and leave of absences.

Just look at the track records of the country’s most successful coaches. You’ll find more Jesse Palmers than Carson Palmers.
Florida’s Urban Meyer took heat last week in light of Tim Tebow’s tweaking of his throwing mechanics. Tebow told ESPN that he’s “never been asked to shorten or quicken my release and not have a loop in it.” Analysts jumped on the trend and held Meyer responsible for Tebow’s development.

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