Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators Are Bored

Viresh PatelContributor INovember 23, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators warms up for play against the Florida International University Golden Panthers November 21, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators steam rolled over Florida International University.  The Gators jumped on the Golden Panthers, as if there ever was any doubt.  

One thing has become clear for the Florida Gators, they are absolutely and certainly bored.  Sure, they will absolutely trample the cupcakes of college football, and they will win ugly against all other opponents.  But win they do.  

They've come to a point when they just don't care to go all out or do anything special. Tim Tebow was being 100 percent honest when he said he didn't care about winning the Heisman, he just wants to go undefeated. 

Last season after the loss to Ole Miss this team was beyond a doubt the most motivated team in the nation and it showed.  Tebow was determined, he was possessed. When Tebow wasn't yelling at players on the sidelines, he was busy converting first downs and scoring touchdowns.

Tebow was enthusiastic about everything. Every Tebow touchdown or first down was followed by some sort of fist pumping, screaming, Gator chomping and/or yelling.  

Now, these guys score a touchdown and walk over to the sidelines.  They know they can do whatever they want on the field.  If a touchdown is needed, they'll score.  If not, we'll probably get a field goal instead.  

They do just enough to win.  They expect to win and they do.  Maybe it's not always pretty like in the Tennessee game, but the Vols never really stood a chance.  Even in Arkansas, Gators were down a touchdown in the fourth quarter.  

But if you looked over at the Florida sideline, they were still themselves.  As if they knew they would go downfield and score a touchdown and eventually set up a game winning field goal.

Maybe it isn't pretty, but this Gator team is clearly bored with the level of competition thrown at them.  The Gators know they can play at 75 percent and allow their dominant defense to win the game.

Well Tebow, it's now crunch time and enough is enough.  This is the fourth quarter of your senior season.  And your in state rival the Florida State Seminoles are coming to Gainesville.  It's time to get back to business.  This should be a nice tune up game to prepare for the SEC Championship showdown against Alabama.  It's time to see that Gator motivation, fans want to see the Gator chomp after you run over defenders.  Fans want to see players screaming at each other.  

The Seminoles beat a terrible Maryland squad with a touchdown down the stretch of the game.  Then the 'Noles absolutely lost their friggin' minds.  They stormed the field and celebrated with fans as if they just won the Super Bowl.  

Since when do teams celebrate becoming bowl eligible? I was embarrassed for Seminole fans.  

Gators should know the Seminoles will bring absolutely everything to the table, even if the Seminoles everything is not very much at all.  

Hey Timmy, it's time for one of those movie speeches.  It's time for the Gator chomp.  It's time for some yelling and screaming.  It's time to get back to business.  It's time for some motivation. 

Against Mark Ingram and the Alabama defense, 75 percent is just not gonna kick it.  If ever there was a time to get motivated, the time is now.  It's time to leave Florida in style. It's time to show everyone exactly why you are considered by many to be the greatest college football player of all time.

For God's sake, it's time to wake up man. It's just time!