After addressing the crowd and walking to the edge of the stage, he turned around and said, "Oh and by the way, one more thing, let's do it again. I'm coming back!"This triggers all sorts of things:
(1) Florida will be preseason No. 1, and the heavy favorites to repeat as national champs. (I will repeat as a mantra "USC '05...USC '05" all year long; it's an appropriate cautionary tale.)
(1b) This Florida team does have the potential to be one of the greatest in CFB history (d'oh!). The offense returns Tebow and plenty of skill; the defense returns virtually everyone, including a bunch of redshirt players who could have started this season.
(2) Tebow will be installed as the favorite to win the Heisman -- sorry Colt McCoy: I could see the voters giving it to Tebow simply for coming back and leading the team to an unbeaten season, regardless of stats.
(3) Tebow will have the potential to finish his college career as the greatest player of all time -- certainly the most decorated -- win 2 Heismans (and be finalist for a 3rd) and 3 national championships, which would put him on a plateau of "all-time" unmatched in the sport's history.
(4) There will be so much Tebow insanity all year long, it will be ridiculous, absurd, insane and -- yes -- probably sickening for many of you. The college football world will revolve around him.
I'd suggest you enjoy the novelty -- a mania like this doesn't come along very often, in any sport.
UPDATE: There's one more thing. Much like USC in 2005 (or Florida hoops in 2007), it is "National Title or Utter Failure" next season. Anything less than a title is a bust. The Gators hoops team seemed motivated by that; I think things are much tougher in football.