Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tebow Quote of the Day: Kirk Herbstreit

Not a precise quote, but following along the Orlando Sentinel's Andrea Adelson as she tweets a conference call with Kirk Herbstreit:
*on a conf call with herbstreit and matt millen. here is what herbstreit just said about tim tebow ...

*If he ends up achieving his goal he could potentially be a part of 3 national championships, 3 SEC championships and maybe 2 Heisman ...

*I know we’ve had a lot great players in the last 100 years but I don’t know if there’s anybody that can come close to accomplishing that .
I am glad Herbstreit fundamentally agrees with my point: A big part of the "best ever" argument for Tebow is the sheer overwhelming "on-paper" accomplishments. More on that in a sec.

UPDATE: Adelson filed a post about Herbstreit's quotes. Here is the full quote:

Q: Everyone talks about Tim Tebow and how he is one of the best college football players of all time. What are your thoughts on his place in college football history?

A: In my lifetime, not to make this an overdramatic comment, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a guy have as big an impact on a powerhouse program as I’ve seen from Tim Tebow from Day 1. I think GameDay was down at LSU-Florida his first year as a freshman and you hear about Tim Tebow, but you hear about a lot of guys. 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 it’s like he’s Roy Hobbs from the movie “The Natural.” It’s been a love affair from that point on. I can only imagine what it’s going to be like his last go around.

If he ends up achieving his goal, he could potentially be a part of 3 national championships, 3 SEC championships and maybe 2 Heisman Trophies. I know we’ve had a lot great players in the last 100 years in college football, but I don’t know if there’s anybody that can come close to accomplishing that on the field and then you throw in all the things he represents, the bar has been set in my mind with what he’s doing right before our eyes.

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