Having an argument with my roomate right now while watching Vince on Sunday Night Football. Just wanted to hear Mgoblog's opinion on this. Who was a better college QB Tim Tebow or Vince Young?
Mike Lantry, 1972
maybe the greatest college player I've ever seen (I'm too young to remember Barry Sanders).
Thanks for the memories...
One of the greatest college QBs of all-time in my opinion...
Vince Young beat us, Tim Tebow didn't. Therefore, Vince Young is the better college QB.
Well only 1 of those 2 guys gave me nightmares after a certain Rose Bowl.
Vince Young. No question. Best college player of the decade IMO.
I remember the championship against usc. He was invincible
Vince Young easily.
At least he could run a system. Vince Young was an improvisor, I'm not sure he could read a defense. AS much as I don't like the Tebow persona, he was a great college QB and the kid plays with a ton of heart. Still, he'll never win a Super Bowl at QB.
Broncos and Eagles (even if they aren't playing each other tonight)? Meteor.
Vince young and it's not even close.
I watched that historic Rose Bowl. Best game I've ever seen that M didn't win. Young was the very definition of electric. It was incredible.
Tebow and it's not even close. Their numbers may be similar but Tebow did it in the SEC. Vince Young was in a very weak Big 12 most of those years.
I don't think you can dis Young by saying it's not even close; he went 30–2 while at UT, a .938 winning percentage as a starting quarterback that ranks sixth best in NCAA Division I football history, if I'm not mistaken.
The only reason I said "it's not even close" is becuase some guy a few posts above me said that about Vince Young. Yet you didn't reply to him for saying that, interesting.
Best season? Young. Which one scared me most as a player at the height of his career? Definitely Young.
Tebow started to play at a high level in his sophmore year, his first year as a starter, and kept it up for the rest of his career. Young struggled passing for most of his first two years as a starter* and didn't really learn to throw until he was a junior. Young also left after his junior year, which means he ended his career playing only one year at a high level.
*Except for that damn Rose Bowl game.
The question is about the QB position right? Vince Young was an extremely mediocre passer given the talent around him - career 61.4% completion rate and 44-28 TD to Interception rate. Tim Tebow had a career 66.4% completion rate and 88-16 TD to Interception rate.
Vince Young was better. Tebow had so many more weapons on offense than vince young had.
Vince Young had Cedric Benson & Jamaal Charles in the backfield and Roy Williams and Limas Sweed for receivers. Lack of weapons?
But Vince Young was by far the most dominant player of his era on offense. Tebow did a lot, and both had a ton of talent around them, but Vince Young scared me a lot more than Tebow did.
Tebow. Not even close. Young's best passing year would be equal to Tebow's fifth best. Just look at the stats (thanks befuggled). There aren't many players from any era that I would take over Tebow.
At first I immediately thought Tebow, then I remembered the two Rose Bowls that Vince played in. Such a tough question, but I would have to go with Vince Young. His arm and his athletecism were just too fun to watch for me to go otherwise.
Here's a question that me and my roommate had the other day- Who was better in their NC year, Cam Newton or Vince Young? Newton had better numbers and played in the SEC, so i would have to give it to him, but god was Young fun to watch. Your thoughts?
Yeah, except nobody knew who the hell Cam was until like week 5 when he started dominating SEC defenses
It's the Barry Sanders v. Herschel Walker argument.
Personally, I'll take Tebow for a college game if I have to win one college game.
Vince Young is easily the most dominant college football player of the last 20 years. Tebow might not even be in the top then.
if you're asking michigan fans...we saw both in bowl games...and vince young was 10 times better in that game.
both looked pretty damn good when i watched them passively in NC games that didn't involve us. but neither really seperated.
so i'd go with young.
but vick was still better than both.
Vince easily ( I think Tebow was/is really overrated)
Vince Young was one of the best I've ever seen. Remeber also Devin Gardner and Phillip Sims (backup at 'Bama) were both the next Vince Young. I haven't heard anybody referred to as the next Tim Tebow, because Tebow was just Vince Young lite.
Vince Young single-handedly won that National Title for Texas. I'm still astounded that he didn't win the Heisman
For a career, pretty clearly Tebow.
For peak value, definitely Young.
And I think if you swap them, Texas wouldn't have been as good, but Florida would have been as good or better with Young.
Not even close in my mind. As others have said, Tebow's career numbers are better, but take each at their prime and I'd *much* rather face Tebow.