This is a college football newsletter, so I’m not aware of any universes in which Tim Tebow is not a good quarterback and champion.
Nearly a decade after helping lead the Gators to the 2008 national title, Tebow has reemerged from wherever he’s been (no one knows!) to try out a pro baseball career. It’s not going all that badly so far.
Here’s how one baseball scouting outfit rates Tebow, and these numbers are better than they look, if you don’t speak baseball scouting reports.
This is on a 20-to-80 scale for some baseball reason, meaning Tebow’s considered to be very strong (sounds right!), a pretty fast runner (yep!), an ehh fielder who could become decent (hmm), and a subpar pure thrower (aww ... yeah).
A "fielder" is a person who runs around and catches balls, I’m told. That’s kind of like an H-back, or a position many people pleaded for Tebow to play in whatever football exists beyond college football.
So yeah, all this baseball stuff about Tebow sounds just like a certain Heisman Trophy QB we used to know!
A Florida State player made sure a middle-schooler (who has autism) didn't eat lunch by himself, and no one would've even known about it if the young man's mom hadn't written a glowing note on Facebook.
College football really starts tomorrow. Make sure you're physically prepared for the toll this will take on your body.
UCLA's QB says he thinks A&M's stadium will be, like, Normal Stadium loud. (Many Bruins fans are saying he was misquoted, but we've included Jim Mora's version of the quote. Really, the thing is: we'll see how loud he thinks it is.)
The latest debate about how to Make Nebraska Great Again continues to overlook recruiting.
A totally average Northwestern QB is now starting for the Super Bowl champs. Life is really something.
The three best things I've read about Colin Kaepernick: this by former Green Beret and Texas long snapper Nate Boyer, this by an Iraq War veteran, and this by Bomani Jones.
For real. College football really starts tomorrow. Visit the SB Nation blog that covers your school, because Week 1 coverage is popping presently.
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