LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Could Tim Tebow come back for his senior year and possibly try for another national championship?
The Florida quarterback didn't rule it out, and said he and linebacker Brandon Spikes have talked about the possibility of returning. Tebow admitted he admired what members of the Gator basketball team did when they returned to defend their national title.
"It was exciting, it was fun. It's definitely something I thought about,'' he said. "It's something they needed to do and wanted to do. I think it's something we'll look at. We'll look at our situations and see what arises in the next few months and what we feel is the best decision for us."
Tebow addressed a number of other topics yesterday, including offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, who was hired at Mississippi State. Tebow said "it's a concern, but not a big one" in terms of preparing for the BCS National Championship with Oklahoma, and was confident head coach Urban Meyer won't let it be a problem.
Being the defending Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow also get a vote for this year's winner. He said it was a decision he wrestled with early, but it's not caused any stress lately, adding that both Oklahoma's Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy at Texas are deserving as well.
Entering his second national championship, Tebow said he's also faced with new challenges.
"For me I have a lot more pressure and a lot more to do and a lot more to get ready for," he said. "It's different in that way, but they're both huge games and I think I know more (about) what to expect of the week and preparation and everything that goes on in the national championship game. That gives me a little bit of a boost."
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford called it "an honor" to be mentioned with Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy for the Heisman. With Tebow having a vote, the question was posed to Bradford: If he had a vote, who would he vote for?
"It would be an hour long process to figure out who I'd vote for,'' he said. "...It's a good thing I'm not a voter, cause I don't know how I'd vote."
Job well done
Ole Miss offensive lineman Michael Oher, considered a top prospect in next year's NFL Draft, praised Stephenville graduate Jevan Snead for the work he's done in his first year as the Rebels' starting quarterback.
"He's come a long ways,'' Oher said. "He started developing in the spring and hasn't looked back.'