Wetzel's take just came out, and it was worth the wait: "The Tebow Factor."
Money quote 1:
Yet thanks to a lack of other game-breaking players, never before has Tebow meant so much to Florida. And thanks to what Monte Kiffin game-planned Saturday, essentially making Tebow more of a running back than a quarterback, Florida’s fate may come down to a simple question.
How much punishment can Tim Tebow take before he breaks?
Money quote 2:
Monte Kiffin had watched every snap Tebow took the past two years in building the game plan against him. One of the hopes was by forcing him to run the ball, repeated contact with the Vols’ physical defenders would wear him out.
It was the one thing Tennessee underestimated.
And, the kicker, money quote 3:
And that’s the issue. How many of those collisions can Tebow stand? How many SEC linebackers does it take to wear him down? Was 24 carries an aberration, or the reality of the UF offense?
Tebow knows only one way to play – head down, shoulder first, full blast. That unique style, fullback in quarterback clothing, has served him and the Gators well.
The whole thing is worth your time. Wetzel is one of the top college football (and basketball) columnists in the country, and he nails it about Tebow.