Florida Gators Request Additional Security for Tim Tebow's Last Game

James WalkerAnalyst IIDecember 26, 2009

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 5:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 (R) and head coach Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators smile during warm ups against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome on December 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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If there has ever been a folk hero in college football, Tim Tebow has certainly claimed that title. When Tebow leads the Florida Gators onto the field for the last time in New Orleans for the 2010 Sugar Bowl, we may never see another college football like him ever again.

I could easily list Tebow's accomplishments to prove my point, but no need. We could point out his off-field deeds, but the stories have been told over and over. His values and faith in God are extraordinary to say the least.

This coming week, many citizens of the Gator Nation and the college football world will begin their journey to New Orleans to witness his last game. Due to this historical event, the University of Florida has requested additional security for Tebow and the entire team.

The sting of that loss in Atlanta will surely drive the Florida Gators especially the seniors and those juniors that will choose to forgo their senior season. This season's motto is "Finish" and now more than ever will it be important to do just that.

The Gators will end this season with a victory—count on it.

The Cincinnati Bearcats will come in with the goal of finishing the season undefeated.  Unfortunately, they have not faced a team with athlete's as talented as the Florida Gators.

Some may argue that the Bearcats have a chance and I would say that every team has a chance of winning, that is why they play the game. However, with an average rushing attack, they will rely strictly on their air attack and they will face a secondary that is arguably the best in the nation.

Joe Haden, a sure first-round draft pick this coming April, will have a great game and prove his NFL worthiness with his performance.

The game should be interesting for the first half and then I envision the Gators blowing the game wide-open. As for the extra security, their job will be to protect Tim Tebow and ensure he enters the game unscathed.

The Sugar Bowl will be Tebow's swan song and if you are one of those fans that are hoping to get an autograph or an up-close and personal moment with him, your luck may mirror Cincinnati's.