Posted Tue Feb 14th by Ian Henson
This season has already seen Tom Brady‘s private quarterback coach Tom Martinez proclaim that he could fix Tim Tebow‘s throwing mechanics in two weeks. Tebow was pressed specifically about this offer by none other than Skip Bayless, and after typical Tebow polite deflection when being offered an all inclusive free trip by Bayless, Tebow has instead reacted two weeks later by meeting with not Brady’s coach Martinez, but Philip Rivers‘ former offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone.
Bruce Feldman of CBS has tweeted that Tebow is at UCLA this week after attending a movie premiere Monday evening amongst several charity engagements to work with Mazzone, the brand new Bruins offensive coordinator. Mazzone came dangerously close to having an Elway connection when he was hired in 2010 by Dennis Erickson to coach at Arizona State, where Jack Elway (John’s son) had just quit as a red shirted Freshman seven months earlier.
Mazzone’s biggest claim to fame remains coaching Rivers at North Carolina State to the ACC Player of the Year. One more interesting Mazzone tidbit: he is known for being an offensive spread guru. Mazzone typically works and worked with Tebow prior to the quarterback being drafted by Denver in 2010.