Tim Tebow leads Florida to 2nd BCS National Title in 3 Years

 

Tim Tebow throws a pass during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

Tim Tebow throws a pass during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

January 8, 2009- Tim Tebow made a promise to the Media and all of the fans after the loss to Ole Miss.  

“To the fans and everybody in Gator Nation. I’m sorry, extremely sorry. We had hoped for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida has never done here. But i promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this. You will have never seen any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season and you have never see someone push their team as I will push everybody the rest of the season. And you will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God Bless.”

Such powerful words from one man. Definitely showed off during the rest of the season as the Gators won the remainder of their games to capture the BCS National Championship. Florida (13-1) used its suffocating defense and rode a big game by Tim Tebow, who threw for 231 yards and 2 Touchdowns while running for 109 yards. Oklahoma seemed to never have an answer defensively for “Superman”, the nickname Tim Tebow has received from his teammates. Tim Tebow now boasts an impressive resume with 2 National Titles and a Heisman trophy in 3 short years of college, while also setting many SEC and NCAA records in the process. Should he return to school Florida could once again be very dangerous.

On the other side, Oklahoma is very quickly developing a reputation as a team which cannot win the big game. In their last 5 BCS Bowl appearances, Oklahoma has lost every single one. Yes, there were some very interesting circumstances to each loss. In 2004, they were outplayed by a dominant LSU team and lost 21-14. The following year they traveled to the very site where tonight’s game took place, and took on the USC Trojans. On this night Oklahoma was blown out by one of the great USC teams of the decade which included Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Lendale White, Lofa Tatupu, and Frostee Rucker. Oklahoma then didn’t make the BCS the following year in 2005, but they returned in 2006 and lost a thriller to Boise State on the statue of liberty play 43-42. Last year Oklahoma ran into West Virginia and their fast, explosive spread run attack which featured Pat White, Noel Devine, and Steve Slaton. West Virginia ran for 349 yards and won the game 48-28. This has definitely been the Achilles heel of Oklahoma in BCS games. Coming up clutch and finishing the season on a high note. 

Now this brings up a very interesting dilemma. Does USC or Texas deserve a chance at the National Title. Should college adopt a +1 method. Texas did beat Oklahoma on neutral turf. USC on the other hand beat 2 top 10 teams as well as going 4-1 against the Pac-10 teams who all won bowl games this year. USC had a very dominating defense while Texas used a balanced attack. I think both of these teams could have easily given Florida a run for their money and maybe even have beaten them. USC was physical enough on D with enough big men to stop Tim Tebow and they were fast enough and athletic enough to counteract Florida’s playmakers. Texas on the other hand had a good enough offense to challenge Florida’s D and could have given them different looks than Oklahoma did tonight. But hey, we can only wish that this happened. We will have to sit around and hope that College Football wises up and intergrates a playoff system to therefore give major teams a chance at the National Championship. But on one more not, Congrats to Florida. USC will be there next year.

 

via Florida wins 2nd BCS National Championship in 3 Years.

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