And if the Heisman Trophy is supposed to be given to the most valuable player in college football, right now that player might be...
Tebow accounted for 3 Florida TDs yesterday: One rushing and two passing (but both TD passes totally set up by the defense's anticipation he would run -- he is a one-man play-action pass.)
And so the Gators have this surreal situation: There's senior starter Chris Leak, who softens up defenses with his ability to run the passing offense.
Then, whenever Urban Meyer wants to change the tempo or force the defense to do something it doesn't want to, he puts Tebow in the game. So far, Tebow has proven unstoppable.
I think that's a function of being in limited doses, rather than taking all of a starter's snaps, but can you think of any other college football QB situation in recent memory where the QB position is this hybrid between two players -- BY DESIGN?
(This isn't, say, Troy Smith vs. Justin Zwick last season, where Jim Tressel simply couldn't figure out which one to start. This is Leak as the established starter with Tebow playing CRITICAL snaps using designed packages.)
And so Tim Tebow is as valuable as any offensive player in college football, because he is this wild X-factor (as a true frosh, no less), for the team that is arguably No. 2 in the country.
(By the way, if you're looking for the best defensive player in the country,
I can gush about all this in part because
Here's my first crack at a new Top 25 for this week. Let me know if you have any major disagreements:
8. Notre Dame
14. Georgia Tech
22. VA Tech
The new coaches' poll is out, and it's precisely the kind of shit that frustrates the hell out of me: USC was the coaches' No. 2 last week, so god forbid they drop them a slot (behind