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NOTEBOOK: Tebow back in the Heisman hunt?

GAINESVILLE -- Can Sir Timmy climb back into the hunt for the Heisman Trophy with a strong second-half of the regular season? That's THE question I want answered.

If you think Tebow is out of the Heisman race never to return, you're wrong. Here's why. The Heisman Trophy is voted upon by human beings. And every human being I've ever met likes Tebow. Even fans of Florida's rivals -- the people who hate UF more than dirt hates soap -- come clean when it comes to admitting they like Timmy.

So, no. I'll answer my own question before anyone else does. No, Tebow is not out of the Heisman race. What does Tim need to do during the second half of the season to find himself back in New York come December? Tebow needs to reach Atlanta and the SEC championship game to get another free vacation to Times Square. (Just a prediction.) To actually win the award, Tebow needs to do something special in the final six games of the Gators' regular season. And by special I mean toss about 25 more touchdowns and beat Georgia by 25.

Plenty of people are honoring Brandon Spikes this week for punting a ball into the south end zone seats at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. After the SEC named Spikes its defensive player of the week, Spikes was named national defensive player of the week by the Army. Spikes is also up for another national defensive player of the week award.

Maybe more people should start punting things to get recognized and praised? Maybe I'll punt my laptop out of press row in two weeks after I finish writing my UF-Kentucky game story. Maybe you should punt your boss right in his dirty face when you go into work tomorrow. Do it. You'll get a raise.

Kentucky vs. Florida is set for 12:30 p.m. and will be televised by -- Oh, joy! -- Raycom. Florida vs. Georgia is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and be televised by CBS.

Florida is ranked No.6 in the Harris Poll, which serves as one-third of the BCS rankings. The Gators are ranked No.5 in the writers' poll and No.7 in the coaches' poll. The Harris poll, the coaches' poll and an average of six computer rankings combine to make up the BCS standings, which will be released on Oct. 19.

Florida did not practice today, according to Florida sports information office. The Gators will resume practicing on Wednesday.



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