After two days of mostly inconsistent performances, the South quarterbacks -- Tim Tebow, Jarrett Brown and Zac Robinson -- each were markedly improved Wednesday.
Tebow, of course, remains the national story and was the biggest surprise to scouts to play so well Wednesday, widely felt to be the week's most important practice.
As one longtime scout told me following practice, Tebow "was pretty damn impressive" today.
Another forecasted that Tebow's big name and brewing confidence could easily result in his enjoying a MVP-performance in Saturday's game.
His elongated throwing motion remains a concern, but there was a night and day improvement today in his accuracy. Tebow zipped slants, threw with touch down the seam and completed various deep balls, including one to down the sideline over Kentucky cornerback Trevard Lindley that was as perfectly placed as Brett Favre's touchdown pass to Sidney Rice that began the Vikings' scoring against Dallas in the NFL Divisional playoffs two weeks ago. Hitting his receiver () in full stride, with perfect trajectory and over the outside shoulder, the pass couldn't have been throw better.
The rapid improvement over the past three days will force scouts to re-think their preconceptions about how quickly Tebow could adapt to the NFL.