Tim Tebow Will Break Herschel Walker's Rushing TD Record This Weekend

James Walker@BRJamesWalkerAnalyst IIOctober 29, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 17: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators rushes upfield against the University of Arkansas Razorbacks October 17, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Don't you find it ironic that Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow is about to break Herschel Walker's rushing TD record this weekend in Jacksonville, FL? Could this be the reason Tebow idled back some with his rushing TDs over the past few games?

I'm sorry, but there is something to this, and Coach Urban Meyer or Tim Tebow will never admit to it. 

The Gator Nation is still fuming over that little stunt when the Georgia Bulldogs team charged the field after scoring first during the 2007 game. Yes, the Gators brought some revenge to the table last season with the 49-10 beatdown, but how poetic is it that this year a Florida Gators QB will break a record held by arguably the greatest Georgia Bulldogs football player while playing each other?

It's a beautiful thing.

Yes, I am a Gators fan. Yes, I graduated from the University of Florida. Yes, I despise the Georgia Bulldogs. And yes, I will cheer loudly when Tebow crosses the goal line to break Herschel Walker's record.

It's funny how Georgia fans still hold on for dear life to the overall record between the two teams, but don't look now: Florida is closing the gap quickly. Does anyone remember one of the many infamous Steve Spurrier quotes back when he was head coach of the Florida Gators?

Reporter: "Coach, do you ever see Florida catching up and passing Georgia's overall record?"

Spurrier: "I don't know if I'll be coaching that long."

The "Ole Ball Coach" was arrogance personified, and if you didn't love him, you hated him. I'm just glad to see one day the overall record will finally be surpassed and Spurrier may still be around to see it.

But in the meantime, Gator Nation will enjoy another victory and toast Tim Tebow's last performance as a Florida Gator here in his hometown of Jacksonville. I will be one of those raising a glass or two.

I'm sorry, Bulldogs fans, but get ready to lose another one. But don't worry, that overall record will still be yours—for now. One thing is for certain, though: Florida's all-time greatest player is about to take down a record that belongs to your greatest player.