Newsday: OGGA, Silverstein interviewed for “Florida-LSU: Through the eyes of a Gator”

By Adam Silverstein
October 9, 2009

I had the pleasure of speaking with Adam Abramson of Newsday yesterday, who asked me to break down Saturday night’s game between No. 1 Florida Gators and No. 4 LSU Tigers. Featured in Campus Confidential, I discussed the health of quarterback Tim Tebow, how the Gators offense would change with John Brantley behind center, what LSU needs to do in order to be victorious and how the game will play out.

Campus Confidential: What are you hearing about the status of Tim Tebow?
Adam Silverstein: Tebow practiced in full pads Tuesday for the first time since suffering his concussion on Sept. 26 in Lexington. Team doctors apparently felt he was healthy enough over the weekend to begin doing cardio and weight training work, so technically he was active before he stepped on the practice field Tuesday. He has been cleared to return in a limited capacity, basically meaning that doctors must give him approval every day before he can practice. With that being said, the doctors have been pleased with his testing, and Tebow is consistently achieving the benchmarks required in balance, equilibrium and memory. Head coach Urban Meyer stated that Tebow went through approximately 80% of practice on Tuesday, running set plays with the first team. Meyer had mentioned that he wanted to give Tebow light chest contact on Wednesday, but I have not been able to find out if that occurred or not during practice, though I do know Tebow split reps 50/50 with John Brantley. I would call him questionable for Saturday with his status truly being a game-time decision.

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