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Tebow wins second Maxwell Award; Talks about Mullen

LAKE BUENA VISTA-- Tebow became just the second repeat winner of the Maxwell Award on Thursday at the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney World's Boardwalk.

Tebow also was given a Spirit Award from Disney for his work as a missionary. Tebow flies to New York City on Friday for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. 

UF linebacker Brandon Spikes was named to the Walter Camp All-America team. FSU coach Bobby Bowden was given a lifetime achievement award from the National College Football Awards Association.

Tebow answered a few questions about UF offensive coordinator Dan Mullen on Thursday. He said that Mullen wants to coach UF in the bowl game but the decision is up to Meyer, who apparently hasn't decided just yet.

"I know he's going to be busy with recruiting and everything," Tebow said.

MEYER NAMES HIS DREAM JOB: NOTRE DAME
UF coach Urban Meyer told Jim Mandich of AM 560 WQAM (Miami radio) on Wednesday that Notre Dame is his dream job. Before you jump off a building, read the transcript of the quote and tell me what you think.

MANDICH: I think a lot of people were fascinated that you were looking at Notre Dame and the University of Florida and you turned down, what at one time was your dream job.  Take us through that again and what was behind your thinking.

MEYER: Well, Florida was already in the 11th hour.  We met twice with Jeremy Foley and my wife, we were very drawn to Florida.  Notre Dame is still my dream job and that hasn't changed.  It's just that the time in my life that, to be the head football coach at Notre Dame, you're on the plane recruiting because you recruit San Diego as hard as you recruit New York as hard as you recruit California, Florida, Texas, Ohio...it's a national recruiting base.  I recruited there for 6 years and I spent every night in a hotel, in an airport and I'm going to be a good father first.

Once my kids are done, maybe some day I'll go coach.  I don't know that, that's way down the road.  Being a father and being able to recruit the best athletes in America within a five-hour radius of my home, that's why I came to Florida and I thought we could have a great chance at success.

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