Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

GATORS NOTEBOOK; Tebow Ponders Senior Bowl

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

GATORS NOTEBOOK; Tebow Ponders Senior Bowl

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GAINESVILLE - Florida quarterback Tim Tebow knows where he will be at the beginning of January.

He's just not sure where he'll be at the end yet.

Tebow has not decided whether he will participate in the Senior Bowl, the annual showcase for the country's top senior college football players. The game will be played Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

"I don't know. I haven't talked to anybody about it," Tebow said. "If the people I talk to that are wise think that I should play in it, I'll go play in it. If they don't, I won't. I don't know.

"I'll do whatever I need to do [to impress NFL scouts and GMs] - throw out here a million times, I don't care."

UF coach Urban Meyer said he and Tebow have spoken briefly about the game but said he won't advise Tebow until he speaks to several NFL people that he trusts.

There's no hurry, though. Senior Bowl spokesman Kevin McDermond said there is no deadline for players to commit to the game and it's not uncommon for players to be added to just days before the game.

"We've brought in guys Thursday during game week," McDermond said. "That's typically because injury. There really isn't a cutoff."

McDermond said he has received a commitment from one Florida player but said the bowl would announce it at a later date.

The bowl on Monday announced that Mississippi State running back Anthony Dixon, the SEC's second-leading rusher, had committed to play in the game and last Friday announced that five Alabama players - safety Javier Arenas, defensive tackle Terrence Cody, kicker Leigh Kiffin, offensive lineman Mike Johnson, and former Bolles School standout Colin Peek - accepted invitations.

More than 800 NFL coaches, general managers, scouts and agents travel to Mobile to watch the squads practice the week before the game. …

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