Let's step away from the Brandon Spikes suspension -- which I suspect is a squall that petered out sometime this morning, after all the newspaper folks filed -- and get back to Xs and Os:
Perhaps I am particularly wonky about Tim Tebow, but was anyone else thrilled by the handful of instances Tebow lined up under center against Georgia?
First, it was a nice moment to rub it in the faces of the NFL-haters who think he has absolutely no ability to go under center -- admittedly, it's a VERY small sample size. But he's showcasing!
Second, the I-formation is actually pretty effective. Now, we haven't seen Tebow actually throw out of the formation, but the running plays were positive and powerful.
It's not ideal in Urban Meyer's spread, but it does jibe with a strong O-line, a strong corps of running backs and a QB in Tebow who seems to be enthusiastic enough about it to give it a go.
(He even accidentally stepped under center when he was supposed to be in the shotgun -- Freudian error, revealing his inner "under-center" QB that he foresees in the pros?)
Look: It's a couple of plays per game, max. But they seem to be effective -- and they give the slightest sneak-preview of Tebow's ability to go under center in the NFL.
We'll see how often -- if at all -- Tebow goes under center against Vandy next Saturday night. Keep a look out for it.