It obviously wasn't at the level of "The Promise" -- only only wonders what Tebow would have had to say if the Gators had lost to Arkansas. And it wasn't the same as his Oklahoma halftime speech.
But, from all reports, it sounded like it was something new: No fire-and-brimstone, just quiet-spoken confidence that would help his teammates through the 10-3 halftime deficit -- after the worst half of play Florida has had in the Tebow Era.
David Nelson relayed the details (via Volin):
It wasn’t like a fiery speech. His face wasn’t red. He was just like, ‘I promise you, we’re going to do our thing. I trust you, you’re my brothers.’ It was more like he was reiterating his confidence in us. Don’t get too nervous about the situation, don’t start thinking we’re going to lose. Just believe in yourself, believe in each other and we’ll come out victorious.Tebow himself provided some analysis of the prevailing attitude:
We were just fighting tooth and nail with everything we had to make that last play, make that last stop. At the end of the game, we were doing everything we could to win that game. I honestly think the reason we won was because of heart. We were not going to let each other down. We were not going to be stopped. We were going to get in field-goal range to put Sturgis in a position to make that. That was his attitude on that play. That was our coaches' attitude in believing in us.
For all the talk about Tebow's role on the field in the final drive, once again it is Tebow's off-field leadership -- his attention to the things that influence people -- that ultimately makes the difference.