PICTURED: This week's SI cover. (Why is Tebow wearing UCLA colors on his wrist?)
GAINESVILLE -- The editorial board at Gator Clause occasionally publishes the emails that fill our inboxes. We have sole authority when it comes to this unfair abuse of power. This email comes to us from Ed McClean of Homestead, who thinks UF quarterback Tim Tebow had a great year but does not deserve the Heisman. Oklahoma and Texas played more difficult schedules, writes McLean...
I agree, Tim Tebow did play very well against Alabama in this past Saturday’s championship game. He made some very nice throws downfield that I really hadn’t seen him make before. But honestly, I have a hard time giving him that trophy based on what Sam Bradford has done at OU this year. His offense set the NCAA scoring record and that’s pretty meaningful. He’s also guided OU to bigger wins than Tebow has this season. Those blowouts over a very good Texas Tech, a pretty good Oklahoma State team and a decent Missouri squad are bigger and better wins. I also can’t believe that Tebow didn’t put the Gators on his shoulders and carry them to victory over an UN-RANKED Ole Miss team in ‘The Swamp’. That loss was unforgivable!
And let’s not kid, Alabama wasn’t a No. 1 team. They struggled and were Life-and-Death against LSU…..at team that was gave up over 100 points in a month. Alabama drummed up serious attention when they thumped Georgia (and we later found out that the Dawgs were also fraudulent this year). From there, who did Alabama beat? Arkansas? A terrible Auburn team? A horrendous LSU team? Who did Alabama beat? Nobody. Let’s face it, the SEC wasn’t the conference everyone thought it would be (myself included!).
While we’re at it, didn’t Colt McCoy of Texas have a better year than Tebow? And don’t the UT Longhorns have a case? They beat OU by TEN POINTS. Not a late field goal. Not because of bad officiating call. They beat the Sooners by 10 POINTS!!
I have immense respect for Tim Tebow. He’s an amazing player. A once in a lifetime kind of guy. A lot of fun to watch. But the fact is that Bradford and McCoy had better seasons.
Ed McLean, Homestead