Tim Tebow analyzes Joe Milton III debut for Tennessee football: He's got 'a lot' to learn

Erik Hall
Knoxville News Sentinel

SEC Network college football analyst Tim Tebow appeared on "The Paul Finebaum Show" on Friday, and he analyzed how the Tennessee Vols football team looked in Thursday's season-opening win against Bowling Green. 

Tennessee defeated Bowling Green 38-6. 

"I still thought it looked like a first game in a new offense," Tebow said of Tennessee. "I really do like Josh Heupel, his offensive line. He's a really good quarterback coach. I think he's a really good offensive coach. Tennessee still has a lot of culture-changing to do, and I think it's a good start. They got a W."

Heupel is the Tennessee Vols football first-year head coach.

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Tebow also broke down how Tennessee starting quarterback Joe Milton III played against BGSU. Milton went 11-of-23 passing for 139 yards and one touchdown with 14 rushes for 44 yards and two touchdowns. 

"I think he made some good plays," Tebow said of Milton. "You can see his talent. But he's also got a lot of ways in which he can learn and adapt. He had quite a few middle-of-the-field throws that were open that he either held onto it; he took sacks; he held onto the ball too long at times." 

Tennessee is back in action with a non-conference home game against Pittsburgh on Sept. 11 at noon ET. 

"I think they made some good strides, but they're still a long way from where, at least, a lot of Tennessee fans want them to be," Tebow said. 

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Tebow played quarterback for the Florida Gators from 2006-09, and he won the 2007 Heisman Trophy.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik