Former Florida QB Tim Tebow Critical of Gators’ Leadership Amid Team’s Disappointing Season

Tim Tebow of the SEC Newtork on the field before a game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images North America)
Tim Tebow of the SEC Newtork on the field before a game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images North America)

The pressure is mounting on Florida coach Will Muschamp and his slumping Gators.

The latest salvo came Tuesday morning from within the UF family, as former Heisman Trophy winner and current SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow delivered a pointed critique.

“I don’t think the offense has an identity right now, and I don’t think that they know what they want their identity to be,” the former Florida quarterback said on Jacksonville sports radio station 1010 XL. “One of the biggest problems on the offense is leadership.”

Florida (3-3, 2-3 in the SEC) has a bye this weekend after getting embarrassed in a 42-13 homecoming rout against Missouri. Fans chanted “Fire Muschamp” and booed both the offense and quarterback Jeff Driskel before leaving in large numbers during the third quarter.

“[The Missouri loss] was tough to watch,” Tebow said. “If you’re a Gator fan, it was not easy to watch. They just didn’t play with the heart that I’m used to watching Florida Gators play with.”

Tebow, who was raised a staunch Gator fan in nearby Ponte Vedra Beach, had been a strong supporter of Muschamp. Now he’s just another sharply critical voice in the case against Muschamp, who has a 25-19 record at UF and has lost 10 of his last 13 games.

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SOURCE: ESPN
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