Robbie Andreu has the scoop:
It's pretty obvious Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is starting to savor every moment of his senior season.
It's even more obvious the big guy is pain-free for the first time in a long time.
"You can see it on the field, he's having fun," senior wide receiver David Nelson said. "He's running around, running into (Brandon) Spikes, running into (Carlos) Dunlap, having fun, being himself.
"You can see the extra get-up he has. I can't wait to see him Saturday. He's 100 percent for the first time in his career, which is scary."
Tebow said earlier this week that this is the best he's felt physically heading into a season in his UF career. His shoulder is fine. His back feels good. He's injury-free.
When asked Monday if he was dealing with any aches or pains, he said, "My finger nail. ... No, I'm good. I feel good, I'm ready to go."
His teammates and coaches say they can tell.
"He's practicing great. He looks great," offensive coordinator Steve Addazio said. "He's got a bunch of energy and he wants to go, go, go, which is terrific. He looks good and he's practicing well, and that's a really great thing."