GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) â€” Tim Tebow was at his best in short-yardage and goal-line situations.
He converted more often than not, even though everyone knew he was usually keeping the ball and running with it.
When No. 4 Florida opens the season against Miami (Ohio), one of its concerns will be finding someone to pick up those yards. Who's going to handle the ball on third-and-2, fourth-and-1 and near the end zone? And how successful will Florida be with those carries?
Running backs coach Stan Drayton has spent the last month trying to get Jeff Demps and Emmanuel Moody to embrace the role. Drayton believes it's not as simple as finding holes and running to daylight. He puts more emphasis on attitude than agility, a big reason Tebow had such an advantage in those situations.