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Urban Meyer's Dream: It's Not About Notre Dame but Involves Tim Tebow

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators talks with coach Urban Meyer 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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James WalkerAnalyst IINovember 24, 2009

Today during his weekly press conference, Urban Meyer dismissed the notion of leaving the University of Florida for Notre Dame if and when Charlie Weis is dismissed as the Fighting Irish's head coach. 

He did, however, admit something that is something I personally overlooked as a distinct possibility.

How does Head Coach Tim Tebow sound to the Gator Nation?

Meyer said that he could see Tebow as the future head coach for the University of Florida.  He didn't say it in those words, but that is what I took away from what was actually said.

Now that is very interesting.  Many question Tebow's future in the NFL as a QB, and some feel he will only compete as a FB or TE.  What if Tebow gives it a try as a QB, then simply returns to Florida in a coaching capacity?

I don't think that's too far fetched of a possibility.  Tim's mother and father are graduates of the University of Florida, and they met their as students prior to getting married and starting their mission in the Philippines.  Add the legacy that Tim Tebow will leave behind in Gainesville, and you have the potential for Mr. Tebow to become Coach Tebow in the future.

During the same press conference, Meyer became very choked up when speaking about the upcoming game against FSU,and it being Tebow's last in Gainesville.  Obviously, Tebow has had an impact on Meyer and his family, and the level of respect and friendship the two men now have will continue.

Tim Tebow, like it or not, may become the greatest college football player in the history of the NCAA.  We may never see another player as accomplished or talented as Tebow, and the Gator Nation was privileged to be the school he chose to play at.

But for now, Tebow has three games remaining as the QB for the Florida Gators.  This weekend against FSU will be a very emotional curtain call for him in Gainesville, and that will be followed up a week later in Atlanta when the Gators face Alabama for the SEC Championship.

Hopefully, the Gators will then have a date in Pasadena for their third National Championship in four years.  Then it will be time for Tebow to enter the NFL Draft.

I do hope that Tebow has a successful career in the NFL.  To me, he has the heart of a champion, and the leadership qualities to lead a team to a Super Bowl or two.

However, Coach Tim Tebow has a nice ring to it.  Maybe Coach Tebow will make his debut in 2020, about the same time my son may make his debut as a Florida Gator football player.  Hey, an Alumnus and Father can dream, can't he?

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