Tomorrow afternoon we will see the last game in The Swamp for Tim Tebow. I can’t imagine what the energy is going to be like in that stadium. That the game is against Florida State makes it even more tremendous. At this point I don’t think I can tell you how many times I’ve seen the underdog pull off a miracle in this series, so despite the fact that the Seminoles are unranked, without their starting QB, looking mostly terrible this year, and have a lame-duck legend as head coach, I expect to see a game for the ages (even if the Gators will be wearing kooky uniforms). He has the chance to become the first player in NCAA history to win three national titles and two Heisman trophies. Gator Nation needs to see a whole truckload of Tebow magic for just three more games, hopefully one of which will be in Pasadena.
[N]ot to make this an overdramatic comment, but I donâ€™t know if Iâ€™ve ever seen a guy have as big an impact on a powerhouse program as Iâ€™ve seen from Tim Tebow from Day 1. I think GameDay was down at LSU-Florida his first year as a freshman … I remember when he took the field for a third-and-short with Chris Leak as the starting quarterback and he pushed that entire defense back 5 yards. I had never seen a stadium react to a player like that. I said to (Chris) Fowler itâ€™s like heâ€™s Roy Hobbs from the movie â€œThe Naturalâ€ — ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit
Urban Meyer says, “The one thing about Tim is the unselfishness of his mission outside of college football is unparalleled. Itâ€™s almost like selflessness is a cool thing â€” kids realizing to give back, and if you can brighten someoneâ€™s day, you do it.”
“The best memories I have is making kids smile,” Tebow said. “More than championships, at the end of the day it’s more special. Beating Florida State, people think it’s the biggest thing in the world. It’s just a game. But that kid, that’s his life. His Make-A-Wish to see me, to talk to me before a game, that’s a lot more special than to win a game.”