Tim Tebow: The "College" Football Player

James Walker@BRJamesWalkerAnalyst IIJuly 23, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators looks to the sidelines against the Oklahoma Sooners during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Has it occurred to the Gator Nation that this is Tim Tebow's last season at the University of Florida? At times, I think that most, if not all, people seem to only care about his future in the NFL.

Think about it; Tim Tebow is arguably the greatest football player in Gator football history. Yes, better than Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, Emmitt Smith, Wilbur Marshall, or Jack Youngblood. Tebow's accomplishments far outweigh the aforementioned.

Don't believe me?  Let's take a peek at Mr. Tebow's resume.

  • Two National Championships
  • Two SEC Championships
  • One Heisman Trophy
  • First quarterback in college football history to rush and pass for over 20 touchdowns

Now, let's take a look into Tim Tebow's probable future.

  • Undefeated season—the first in Gator football history
  • Another SEC Championship
  • Another National Championship
  • Another Heisman Trophy—a first for a quarterback, and the second time in college football history

In conclusion, if the above becomes reality, Tim Tebow may go down in college football history as the greatest of all time. Yes, he is THAT good Gator Nation.

What lies in the path of such greatness? There really isn't that much this upcoming season.

Typically, the Gators' 2009 season starts off with home games against Charleston Southern and Troy; these games can be considered warm-ups for their first SEC game of the season against Tennessee in The Swamp. Thanks to Lane Kiffin, Urban Meyer will order an offensive blowout so vast that Steve Spurrier will be proud.

Then there are two road games against Kentucky and LSU. Both will not be "walk in the park" games by any means, but the Gators should navigate them well.

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On October 17, 2009, the Gators return for Homecoming to face Arkansas. Then, it's back on the road again for Mississippi State and to Jacksonville for the annual World's Largest Cocktail Party. Both teams are rebuilding, and will not provide much of a challenge for the Gators.

The month of November finds one road game to South Carolina to face the Ole Ball Coach, followed by three home games against Vanderbilt, Florida International, and Florida State, which may be Bobby Bowden's final regular season game as head coach.

I predict Florida to face Ole Miss in Atlanta for the SEC Championship before heading off to Pasadena to take on Texas for the National Championship. However, before playing for the National Championship, Mr. Tebow will raise his second Heisman Trophy.

Let the haters predict Tim Tebow's NFL future; I prefer focusing on what could be a tremendous senior season for the man. Sit back, watch, and enjoy a potentially record-breaking season.

And by the way, he will be a successful quarterback in the NFL, and you read it here first.

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