FOUR BITS: Tebow for Heisman? Brantley better? Bye good for Georgia? Kiffin/Mullen reprimanded.

By Adam Silverstein
October 26, 2009

1 » After his performances the last two weeks, Florida Gators senior quarterback Tim Tebow has raised doubts in the media and among fans whether or not he deserves consideration for the Heisman Trophy. There seem to be three prevailing thoughts on this issue. One that wants to play a wait-and-see approach, another that looks at the big picture and realizes the Heisman is about more than just a statistics, and a third that thinks he should not even be in contention for the award. Be sure to read the first article in full if you are a doubter.

2 » On that note, some Florida fans have actually expressed their desire to see what this team would be like with John Brantley at the helm instead of Tebow. Two ESPN columnists apparently received numerous e-mails and comments displaying this exact sentiment. I suppose I can see where fans would have this curiosity. But at the same time, it is a pretty ridiculous ideology to have at this point in time.

Two more BITS and a little extra after the jump…

3 » Looking at the upcoming game, Georgia Bulldogs beat writer Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution questions the importance of a bye week prior to the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. When coming off a bye, Georgia is 3-2 against Florida, while the Gators are 14-4 against the Bulldogs when the bye is in their favor. The Gators have also had the benefit of a bye 13 of the last 16 years. Georgia head coach Mark Richt is 11-3 following an open date, including 1-0 against Florida (2007).

4 » Speaking of the 2007 Florida-Georgia game, the Gators are still fuming about the Bulldogs’ early end zone celebration. Defensive tackle Terron Sanders said it was a “sign of disrespect” and “a slap in the face.” He continued, “We can’t just let it be a one-year thing where we feel like we took care of it. We always have to look back at it as disrespect.” Great mentality.

Extra BIT » Tennessee Volunteers head coach Lane Kiffin and Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen were both reprimanded by SEC commissioner Mike Slive for their comments about the league’s referees this week. For Kiffin, it was the second time Slive had to warn him, and the commissioner promised a third strike could result in additional penalties or even a suspension. In his recent arguments, Kiffin continues to take veiled, pathetic shots at the Gators in addition to the referees. Mullen has been burned two times this season on incorrect instant replay calls, bringing him to say, “I don’t know why we even have replay right now if they are not going to utilize it.”


  1. miamigator says:

    This talk of Brantley for Tebow is ridiculous…. It’s TT’s team …win or lose The enemia of this offense is not Tim’s fault…He runs the plays as they are called, whether he likes it or not!

  2. c00klyn says:

    hey, neither of the first two links are working.. just a heads up

  3. Thanks for the heads up c00klyn. Apparently I can no longer do edits in Word as it messes up the ” character.

  4. Kaity says:

    We’ll get all the Brantley we can handle next year and will definitely miss Tebow. It’s the play calling that seems to be the issue, not the QB.

  5. c00klyn says:

    No prob! And i’m curious what the offense is gonna look like with Brantley in control, but I agree with miamigator completely…. Brantley may turn out to be great, but as long as we have Timmy, Timmy starts. NO questions.

  6. millerkyle says:

    the gator “fans” that want brantley over tebow is fair weathered, ridiculous and has not an ounce of knowledge about college football. we would NOT be 7-0 without TT. please get off the band wagon. gator nation does not need you.

  7. I suspect these e-mails were not sent in by “Gators fans.”

  8. Mr2Bits says:

    “I suspect these e-mails were not sent in by “Gators fans.””

    Thats exactly who sent these emails. UF fans did not send the emails.

    I always say there are Gator fans then there are UF fans. UF fans are the ones who graduated in 5 years or less or who have close relatives that go or went to the school.

    Then there are Gator fans. These are the ones who always show up on the jean short picks and live in the vicinity of Alachua County. Most have arrest records and all have no ties to the school except they “like dem Gators”. These are the ones that generally tarnish the UF fan base.

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