When top-ranked Florida marches into Death Valley to take on conference rival LSU, we’ll finally have our answer to a question that has plagued mankind for the past 14 days.
Will Tim Tebow play?
The All-Everything quarterback was knocked out of a game against Kentucky with a brutal concussion two weeks ago, and since then it seems the media has been caught up in a giant game of telephone as the speculation around his readiness intensified.
On Friday, an Orlando-area television reporter came out and said the one-time Heisman winner was “definitely” going to play. This prompted a denial from Florida’s athletic department, who stated Tebow’s status had yet to be determined.
Gators coach Urban Meyer himself has said that the lefty is a game-time decision. If he can’t go, the No. 1 team in the nation will be in the hands of redshirt sophomore John Brantley.
You’d think the prospect of catching a Tebow-less Florida would be something the LSU players would be looking forward to. After all, who wouldn’t want to face an unproven underclassman instead of a guy whose name comes up in the “best college players of all-time” conversation?
This dude, apparently.
“We definitely want Tebow to play,” LSU tight end Richard Dickson
said. “He’s a great player. He does great things for the sport. He’s an
unbelievable competitor. It wouldn’t be Florida without him.”
That’s kind of why you don’t want him in there, Mr. Dickson.
Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET.