HOOVER, Ala. -- Steve Spurrier is the culprit? The Greatest Gator didn't vote for the greater Gator?
Who knows? Spurrier hasn't made a public statement yet but every other coach in the SEC has already said they voted for Tim Tebow as the preseason All-SEC first-team quarterback. Gene Chizik was the first coach to speak with reporters on Friday, the final day of SEC Media Days, and Auburn's new coach -- the new guy among SEC head coaches but very familiar with the SEC -- lectured the media about his right to keep his ballot a secret.
"I don't want to open myself up," said Chizik, who was a walk-on at UF in the '80s. "Tim Tebow is a great quarterback and yes I did vote for him."
If Spurrier becomes the 11th coach to say he voted for Tebow then that means someone didn't tell the truth this week. My guess, Spurrier will tell reporters that he doesn't disclose his ballot. Back in 2007 I asked Surrier if he voted for Tebow at the top of his Heisman ballot and Spurrier pleaded the Fifth.