Friday, November 27, 2009

Tebow Swamp Finale: GameDay in G'ville

ESPN College GameDay in Gainesville for Tim Tebow's final home game brings back memories of the first time GameDay came to Gainesville in the Tebow Era -- October 6, 2006 against LSU.

Kirk Herbstreit remembers, and he talked about it back in August:
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.
That LSU game was arguably Tim Tebow's greatest game in The Swamp. More on that later.

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