Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow has been held out of contact drills in practice dude to a sore lower back.
Coach Urban Meyer said Saturday that Tebow is ``fine, 100 percent,'' adding that the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will be back to full speed in practice Monday.
Meyer also said Tebow doesn't have any disk issues in his back.
Tebow has thrown for 6,390 yards and 67 touchdowns in three seasons at Florida. He also has 2,037 yards rushing and 43 scores. He returned for his senior season in hopes of leading the Gators to a third national title in four years.
Tebow is one of the front-runners to win this year’s Heisman Trophy, if not the front-runner. The Gators are expected to run the no-huddle offense more this year, which certainly plays into Tebow’s style of play.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made Florida a 2/1 favorite to win the 2010 BCS National Championship. The Gators defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in last season’s title game.
Posted: 8/22/09 3:30PM ET