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Tebow soaking in last Gator go-around

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Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 08:39 AM

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GAINESVILLE -

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow joked that his "fingernail'' was injured, when asked if he was healthy.

After playing last year with a shoulder injury and having a tight back in the preseason, he pronounced himself, "As healthy as I have been going into a season.''

Tebow is taking one class, a senior seminar. He joked it will cost him a lot of practice time. In reality, the 2007 Heisman winner is soaking in his last go-around as a Gator.

"I've thought about it a lot, that's for sure,'' Tebow said. "It's exciting. I've got one more season, seven oppportunities to run out of that tunnel (for home games).''

Despite all the stories written, he said the average fan won't notice "anything different'' in the offense this year. He said the changes are "10 percent'' that will include some taking snaps directly under center.

There have been some experimentation with a no-huddle offense that's fast-paced and borrowed from Oklahoma but there are no promises it will be used much.

"That's something we'll look at and see how it goes,'' he said.

As for his team at UF, Tebow confessed on Monday that "I couldn't say I expected this to happen - to win two national championships.''

He said his time at Florida has actually exceeded his expectations.

The Gators finally play a game after a long offseason on Saturday against Charleston Southern.

"That's fun, I enjoy (game weeks). It will be fun to play another team on Saturday,'' Tebow said.

He wouldn't mind playing a Miami or some other high profile team but said the important thing is getting back to preparing for an actual game week.

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