From a Razorbacks perspective, Ole Miss’ 31-30 victory over Florida last Saturday was probably the worst possible thing that could happen at this point in the increasingly depressing season.
Sure, some part of that is because it’s never fun to see photos like this of your controversial ex-coach while your controversial new coach is presiding over a complete meltdown against a historic rival.
Ultimately, though, that stuff doesn’t really matter anymore.
No, the main reason that game sucks for us is that a fired-up and angry Tim Tebow now faces Arkansas with something to prove.
Instead of catching the Gators looking ahead to LSU and possibly holding them to, say, a 30-point defeat, we’re treated to quotes like this:
“I’m sorry. I’m extremely sorry,” [Tebow] said. “We were hoping for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida’s never done here. But I promise you one thing: a lot of good will come out of this.
“You have never seen any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of this season, and you’ll never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of this season, and you’ll never see a team play harder than we will the rest of this season.”
Granted, Tebow was probably salivating at the thought of attacking the Hogs’ Kleenex-thin defense even before he was stopped on that crucial 4th-and-1 late in the game against Mississippi, but now he’s going to play extra-hard?
This could be ugly...has a player ever racked up 1,000 yards of total offense in a single game before?