And all it cost Ohio State was a NCAA secondary recruiting violation.
Category Archives: Tim Tebow: Rock Star
It’s Tebow Time, bitch.
I wonder if anybody asked the GPOOE™ if he’s got a NFL tryout scheduled yet.
UPDATE: Got more, if you like former Florida quarterbacks.
The derp, it burns.
Tebow is the first college football analyst hired for the SEC Network.
If you weren’t already sick of him, ESPN pretty much guarantees you’re going to be soon enough.
Through a multi-year agreement, Tebow’s primary role will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014. In the months leading up to launch and after, he will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary Southeastern Conference player.
On Monday, Jan. 6, Tebow will make his first appearance as an ESPN analyst during pregame coverage of the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship. He will contribute to the 9 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter, College Football Live (3 p.m.) and College GameDay Built by The Home Depot (7 p.m.). He will also be part of studio coverage for the new College Football Playoff (semifinals and championship game), which begins next season.
Hoo, boy. Overexposed much?
There is, though, one potential fly in the ointment.
“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” said Tebow. “When I was six years old I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”
I’m guessing the WWL isn’t losing much sleep over the possibility.
ESPN’s SEC Network, which debuts on August 21, 2014, is planning its own version of ‘College Gameday’ and has settled on three names: Rece Davis (an Alabama grad) would be the host, the voice of the South Paul Finebaum would play the role of Lee Corso, and Tebow would be the show’s Kirk Herbstreit. A source says ESPN is currently searching for another former SEC athlete to fill the final spot.
How about Aaron Hernandez? He’s out of a job right now, too.
I kinda, sorta knew Johnny Manziel was a big deal. I didn’t realize he’s this big a deal, though.
By one measure — sheer numbers — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel steps onto the podium Wednesday morning at SEC Media Days as the biggest celebrity college football has ever seen. Ever.
He has played one season, beaten one No. 1 Alabama, and won one Heisman Trophy. Yet you can make the case that no college player in the history of the game — not Red Grange, not Archie Griffin, not Tim Tebow, not anyone — has bathed in the heat of the American spotlight the way that Manziel has.
Maisel bases this on Tweeter followers, which I think is a little silly. But it’s hard to argue that Johnny Football isn’t sucking most of the media’s oxygen out of the room these days. I expect ESPN (PAWWWWWL!) will be falling all over itself with Manziel coverage at SEC Media Days.
But still, bigger than Tebow? Anybody else feeling that?
More random bits of college football nourishment for your reading pleasure…
- John Pennington looks at SEC schools’ non-conference schedules over the past few seasons and makes a good point: “There are a lot of people who look at Georgia’s talent and the Bulldogs long run of success who ask, “When’s Mark Richt gonna win a BCS title?” First, those aren’t easy to come by. Second, they’re especially not easy to come by when you play eight SEC contests and you schedule 10 games in five years against BCS-level competition.”
- Another day, another law suit against a company selling player images. When will these amateurs learn their place?
- This doesn’t sound good. At all.
- Michael Felder takes an interesting look at what happens to all those top QB prospects after they enter college. Let’s just say it’s not exactly a science. Makes me appreciate what Richt and Bobo have done with quarterback development all the more.
- Danny Sheridan breaks down the 2013 title odds for you and guess what – it’s all Alabama!
- Skip Bayless talks to Johnny Manziel about Tim Tebow. The mind reels.
- Nifty graphical post about college football drive outcomes.
Gator fans, you give love a bad name.
And to think this is a fan base that doesn’t pause twice about mocking us for Herschel worship.
- Gary Danielson really doesn’t want to see Notre Dame in the national title game.
- On the other hand, the rest of the BCS bowls are positively giddy over Notre Dame’s prospects.
- The offensive genius gets defensive.
- This blows me away – of the 38 coaches who originally recruited Robert Marve, who starts this Saturday for Purdue, only two are still with the same school today.
- Cool piece on a guy who may be the most obscure influential offensive mind in college football right now.
- Once expected to be the offensive line’s sixth man, Watts Dantzler couldn’t even beat out a walk-on to make the travel squad for the Florida game.
- Here you go, worry warts: “Ole Miss probably couldn’t have picked a better time to face Georgia.”
- Just shoot me. Also, this. (h/t Puffdawg)
This, that and the other:
- One of college football’s life lessons: ”Squeeze your butt cheeks.”
- One of Phil Steele’s power rankings: Plus/Minus ratings. Georgia is third in the SEC and eighth nationally.
- As a ‘Hoo, I appreciate Virginia Tech embracing its inner gobble.
- Good to see there’s as much happy talk coming out of Missouri’s fall practice as there is out of Georgia’s.
- Merritt Hall, who was invited to walk-on at Georgia Southern and Jacksonville State, is Georgia’s #1 fullback right now. He’s also got a scholarship.
- John Lilly says Georgia doesn’t need a dedicated special teams coach. (Interestingly, no team in the SEC has one.)
- A bulldog blogger predicts an undefeated Georgia will win the SEC.
- Oh, Lord.
No fireworks. Just football.
- Honestly, I’m surprised Nick Saban has time for this shit.
- As Georgia Southern looks to move to D-1, it faces money concerns.
- Brady Hoke says coaches are talking about an early signing date for recruiting.
- Jeff Long on fans hoping that Arkansas might bring back Bobby Petrino: “It amazes me that that’s still out there.”
- Can somebody explain to me why this was considered to be a good idea?
- The NCAA pulls a last-minute move to put Leonard Floyd’s admission to Georgia on hold. Is there some reason that couldn’t have been researched months ago?
- Kevin Scarbinsky thinks the new playoff is going to make the regular season more attractive.
- Mark Bradley wants to know “why is it always Georgia?”. Maybe it’s because you don’t pay attention to stuff like this, Mark.