After Florida Fires Will Muschamp, Would Gators Ever Hire Tim Tebow As Coach?

The inevitable has finally taken place at The University of Florida, as the Gators have finally fired head football coach, Will Muschamp. Stuck in another disappointing season in which his team could still miss out on receiving a bowl bid (although, a win over Eastern Kentucky should make them eligible this weekend), the Gators have announced that Muschamp will be allowed to finish out this season while they search for his replacement. While hot coaching names such as Dan Mullen, Hugh Freeze, Gus Malzahn, Rich Rodriguez, Bob Stoops and even Steve Spurrier will certainly surface as rumors will surround each one, Florida may want to consider thinking outside the box during its next head coaching search. With that being said, would the Gators ever think about giving Tim Tebow a call?

I don’t think that there is any real chance of Tebow becoming the next head coach in Gainesville. I truly don’t. I do, however, think that this kid could make a great coach one day. He is a great motivator. He is a very good leader. He still has an almost cult-like following, despite not really being relevant on the field in a few years. When he speaks, people listen. Tell me that kids would not want to play for him. Tell me that he could not get the best out of each player.

Tebow is a born leader. He would have very little difficulty recruiting. Sure, he will need experienced assistant coaches and coordinators around him. But, while the time is likely not now for Tebow to become a head coach, don’t dismiss the idea in the future.

I just hope that if he does, for Florida’s sake, that they don’t miss out on something great.

 

About the author

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.