Like him or not (and I choose “not”), Tim Tebow was a great college football player. Is he the GPOEE? No. That would go to Cameron Newton.
But ESPN ranks the 2007 season for Tim Tebow the second best individual season in the history of the SEC. Hard to argue with that, although I would say that Herschel in 1980 did lead his team to a National Championship.
I personally thought that Darren McFadden should have won the Heisman in 2007 over Tebow, and that Tebow as more deserving in 2008. But oh well.
Something that gets lost in Tebow’s great 2007 season: his mediocre game against the Georgia Bulldogs and Willie Martinez’s defense.
Against the Bulldogs on October 27, 2007, Tebow threw for 236 yards on 22 attempts with 14 completions with 1 TD and 0 INT. Tebow also rushed for -15 yards on 13 carries. He did have two TDs, but only rushed for a long of 7 yards. And he lost a fumble and was sacked 6 times.
So in the second greatests season of the SEC according to ESPN’s SEC blog, the only blemish on the great season came at the hands of Willie Martinez.
Hope that knocks some of the luster off it, a little.