My latest Tebow-related Yahoo column is live, and the crux is that Tim Tebow could play or not play against LSU -- and Florida could win or lose -- and his status is still THE determinative story of the game. To summarize:
LSU beats Florida without Tebow? "Yeah, but the Gators didn't have Tebow."
Florida beats LSU without Tebow? "Wow, the Gators won even without Tebow."
LSU beats Florida with Tebow? "Yeah, but Tebow was not Tebow."
Florida beats LSU with Tebow? "What CAN'T Tebow do?"
I also reiterate my week-long positions:
(1) I think Florida can/will beat LSU -- even AT Death Valley -- without Tebow.
(That's a combination of Florida's sick defense, sick special teams, sick RBs and very capable backup QB, plus LSU not looking particularly overwhelming the last two weeks.)
(2) Even if he's "cleared" to play, isn't the (re-)injury risk particularly acute?
Check out the complete column here. There's a lot more in there, although Teblog regulars will find echoes of strings of thought over the last 9 days.
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