Kiffin: Tebow will be ‘special’
The biggest post-question mark of the NFL Draft is Tim Tebow. Will he make it in the pros, or not?
The coach who might be best prepared to provide the answer says he not only will make it, he will be a star.
Lane Kiffin, the new head coach at USC, previously was the head coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, then the head coach at Tennessee, where he witnessed Tebow first hand.
“He will be a special player (in the NFL), just as he always has been,” Kiffin says.
“People say he doesn’t throw a perfect spiral and all that, but they were saying the same things about him when he came out of high school. He went on to become one of the greatest college quarterbacks ever, and I think he’ll do the same thing in the NFL.
“He’s just such a unique personality. The guy is an incredible competitor and leader. He’s always been that way, and I think he’ll be that way again.”
Tebow, the most discussed college player coming into the draft, was selected late in the first round by the Denver Broncos. Many felt it was a mistake, and some contend he eventually will have to switch positions in the NFL.
But Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has already stated that Tebow will be a quarterback in Denver. Period. The Broncos are acting like the former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida will be the new face of the franchise.
Kiffin seems to agree.
“He’s just such a special kid,” the USC coach says. ‘He’ll do whatever he has to do to succeed.”
— Steve Bisheff