Posts Tagged ‘Tim Tebow’

based on the company their quarterbacks keep…

Tim Tebow – Florida

Mark Sanchez – formerly of USC

Colt McCoy with wholesome girlfriend – Texas

Matthew Stafford – formerly of Georgia (excellent fitness level, minimal aftermarket parts)

Jimmy Clausen – Notre Dame FAIL

Thanks to Woody and Sean Hill for forwarding, unknown original creator.

How’s a little Heisman intrigue splashed in with the de facto college football National Championship game sound for this Saturday?

Jeff Demps went airborne for a TD in the 2008 matchup won by Florida 31-20. Don't expect that many points again. (Icon SMI)

Florida RB Jeff Demps went airborne for a TD in the 2008 matchup won by Florida 31-20. Don't expect that many points again. (Icon SMI)

For the second year running, #1 plays #2 not in the BCS National Championship Game, but in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. It is must see TV for all college football fans – support your favorite team (or if suffering from Tebow Fatigue like most of the nation root for Alabama) and support your local eatery and get out of the house and enjoy what looks to be a battle of the Irresistible Force (Tim Tebow) against the Immovable Object (Terrance Cody).

I still think Colt McCoy gets the Heisman Trophy, but even I cannot deny that the SEC Bowl presents a great chance for either Mark Ingram (my #2) and Tim Tebow (my #4) to create many Heisman moments.
Quick tidbits of the national ranks

there are many other points where this is a matchup of Number One or Number Two

* Bama Rush D #2 (77ypga) vs. Gator Rush O #6 (236ypg)
* Bama Rush O #13 (213ypg)vs. Gator Rush D #8 (90ypga)
* Bama Scoring D #2 vs. Gator Scoring O #10
* Bama D yds/play #2 (3.87) vs. Gator O yds/play #7 (6.77)

Analysis, matchups and questions to ponder at Fantasy College Blitz.

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Steer? Meet bull

Steer? Meet bull

Let me clear up all this confusion surrounding the BCS and Oklahoma getting ahead of the Longhorns today. It may be bull but is the Big 12’s fault.

To paraphrase the excellent argument laid out by Dr. Saturday early this am, The Big 12 Conference themselves abdicated responsibility in the event of a 3-way tie (3-ways are always troublesome) and gave it to the BCS system.

BCS computers score the merits of the seasons body of work regardless of margin of victory or timing of the wins/losses. So Big 12 essentially dismisses any discussion of head-to-head results, forward goes the Schooner. Don’t hate the BCS on this one, hate Big 12 Commish Dan Beebe.

If November has taught me anything, it is that we will see an epic BCS title game – Florida vs. Oklahoma on January 8 in Dolphin Stadium.

Let me be the first to outline how this epic battle will go, then share with you the quote of the year. (more…)

by Drew Smith of Fantasy College Blitz

carr_win.jpgThe Capital One Bowl matched up two of college football’s elite programs as the Wolverines traveled to the Sunshine State to face the Gators, one of the more interesting games in this bowl season. Not only was the game itself fun as we saw the Wolverines outlast the Gators 41-35 but we also got to see the end of Big Blue football as we know it as we will be seeing a whole new style as Rich Rodriguez is going to bring the spread option to Ann Arbor.

This bowl game represents the last of the Lloyd Carr era and the last of the Wolverines offense of the last few years as QB Chad Henne, RB Mike Hart, WR Mario Manningham and WR Adrian Arrington will all try to make it at the next level. On the other side of the ball we got to see an offense that has clearly become just the QB Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin show where every play we get to see how creative Urban Meyer can be to get the ball into their hands.

Fantasy Impact: (more…)

tebow2.jpgMany historical Heisman precedents crumbled when sophomore Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy Saturday Night. T2 gathered over half the first place votes, and has that lovely trophy to add to his unanimous First Team All-American QB spot over at Fantasy College Blitz.

Likewise, Tebow’s new trophy only adds to the list of firsts accomplished this season the two largest being:

  • First underclassmen to win (I think Herschel Walker was runner-up as a freshman in 1981).
  • First Major College player to throw for 20 TDs and run for 20 TDs in the same season.
  • Superman wore Tim Tebow pajamas

Here is how the voting ended (thanks, USA Today):

Player

First

Second

Third

Total

Tim Tebow, Florida

462

229

113

1957

Darren McFadden, Arkansas

291

355

120

1703

Colt Brennan, Hawaii

54

114

242

632

Chase Daniel, Missouri

25

84

182

425

Dennis Dixon, Oregon

17

31

65

178

Pat White, West Virginia

16

28

46

150

Matt Ryan, Boston College

9

7

22

63

Kevin Smith, Central Florida

3

11

24

55

Glenn Dorsey, LSU

3

6

9

30

Chris Long, Virginia

1

2

10

17

heismantrophy.jpgI yield to my detractors that the Gators are not involved in games of national import anymore, but if the trophy is to go to the “Most Outstanding Player” (MOP just doesn’t sound as good) the hardware must go to the guy in Smallville, er, Gainesville.

1. Tim Tebow, QB Florida

Tim, just stop with all this mind-bending TD scoring will ya? For goodness sake, you just took out one of my favorite fantasy college football QBs of all time, Chance Harridge of Air Force who had held the national record for QB rushing TDs with 22 in 2002.

You are in the SEC, and numbers like this just are not supposed to happen against the conference with the best history of feeding talent to the NFL. Tom Brady was quoted to say “Damn, Tebow has got some stats!” Kinda like what the Patriots are doing against the creme de la creme of the NFL, this assault on the record books will not be treated kindly by the purists.

Know what I like to say about purists? Puck the Furists. Get with the program – by the time Timmy is done the SEC record book will be reissued as Tebow’s first novel. Like any good tome, it will ooze with intrigue, drama and feats of wonder to marvel the reader, then shock them when they realize that is was all true.

Some are already calling the trophy the HE15MAN.

2. Chase Daniel, QB Missouri

Any other year and Daniel would have a clear edge in my book – a charismatic signal-caller for one of the nation’s best teams pushing his teammates beyond what many thought to be their limits. I would not be upset at all to see Daniel grab the award, I just think Tebow is too valuable to his team regardless of age.

In two years we may look back at all the quality talent surrounding Daniel as he assaulted the weak Big 12 defense, but right now he is the maestro and deserves much consideration for the Heisman.

3. Pat White, QB West Virginia

Readers may ask “WTF did he come from on your rankings?” and I am here declaring mea culpa – Pat, I am so sorry for leaving you off my list for the last month. Sometimes great performances are taken for granted and I am guilty as charged of being numbed by the big numbers coming out of Morgantown the last few years. White’s last three games, combined with the tarnishing first-half of Todd Reesing, puts Pat White in my Top Three.

4. Kevin Smith, RB UCF

More stumping for this RB who simply set the Florida college record for rushing yards in a season, is the only offensive star on a Conference USA championship team and leads the nation in TDs scored. See John Huss’ well-reasoned article at Fantasy College Blitz to support 24K for the award over a media darling like Darren McFadden.

That ends the list of who I would vote for and I believe most deserving. Here goes with the rest of the contenders:

5. Darren McFadden (NFL #1 DC, but too inconsistent this year.)
6. Colt Brennan (history’s leading TD passer could go 12-0)
7. Todd Reesing (quite valuable to the Jayhawks – Kerry Meier would not have made this season the same.)
8. Graham Harrell (stat hog)
9. Matt Ryan (too many picks – an East Coast Derek Anderson circa 2003)
10. Dennis Dixon (if healthy and winning could have had a shot)