ESPN reported that he was down on the field for 3 minutes before he rose again.
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He is being kept overnight at the hospital for observation
The physicians and nurses are better people for having the opportunity to treat him.
damn.. this puts a dent on my hope that he'd equal Archie's stupid record... there goes that..
Herbstreit is receiving texts during the PSU-Iowa game about it, Sportscenter leads with it. It is like a prophet is dying or something. I like the guy off the field, but for crying out loud he is not an effing god.
That doesn't mean I don't feel bad for him.
The jokes are getting stupid, borderline idiotic. Tebow's a good tough football player and a nice kid and leader off the field. I wish him the best and hope he will be back against LSU on October 10.
After close to four years of hero worship for a kid that is the same age as me, no, I don't think jokes about him are that bad even when he is injured. That is, I don't wish to see him hurt or actively hope he gets hurt, but poking fun at ESPN's worship of him is fine.
He is going to be fine. A concussion at worst.
There is a line between making fun of the coverage and making fun of him. I don't like Gary Danielson's Tebow boner any more than you... but the number of people who mock his religious views or say he's overrated shows that they're taking it too far.
Could be. After a certain amount of time, it's hard to see how people evaluate a player after so much hype from the media. For instance, would we all have the same feelings towards Chase Daniel if ESPN didn't hype him as OMG next great Big 12 white QB that can move around the pocket? I don't know, but it certainly is capable of creating dissenters.
And He will come again with glory, to judge the living and the dead, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
That's at least a grade 2 concussion, he's out for about a month IME.
The look on Tebow's face reminded me of the look on Stan Humphries' face when he got his brains scrambled against the Patriots back in 1996. That looked pretty bad.
Great By week scheduling for the FL AD. Expect the results of an MRI announcement some time tomorrow or Monday.
this kid is a good kid and good for football. I'm tired of the prima donnas and thugs. I wish we had more guys with the attitude/character that Tebow, McCoy, and Bradford have.
I wish him a quick recovery.
Nothing against the kid, and I concur on more players with great attitudes (I think Michigan is full of those types atm). But this worship of those few great kids is getting disgusting. I used to think I wouldn't mind if we had a player who got all that coverage, but even seeing the bit Forcier has gotten I am not a fan. Not to mention the weekly reminder that DRob doesn't tie his shoes.
I want more kids like that so we don't worship the few that stand out so much. Let's spread the love. I agree that Michigan seems to be loading up on the good kids.
I made the comment before the game even started... "wonder how long it takes to mention the shoes this week?"
I just saw the replay of him getting hit, it looked pretty nasty. Definitely feeling bad for him.
I hope UT and UF can hold on to their rankings and meet in the BCS because the teams that follow don't appeal as much.
Prior to this week:
1.Florida 2.Texas 3.Alabama 4.Mississippi 5.Penn St. 6.California 7.LSU 8.Boise St. 9.Miami (FL) 10.Oklahoma 11.Virginia Tech 12.USC 13.Ohio St.
After this week:
4. LSU (by default. will get destroyed by Bama)
Oklahoma without Bradford probably can't beat Texas. Boise is Boise. VaTech? I don't know. It actually kind of opens the door for USC. Go figure.
It was already a gigantic blowout. I feel horrible for anybody that gets injured like that but I don't think Meyer should have even had him in.
This speaks to a pretty bad trend in college football IME. Meyer runs up the score and keeps his starters in longer than he should to accrue "style points." This is the type of risk that is run when that is required to make a national title game.
coming in. Imagine what its like to have the flu then get kicked in the head after playing a draining game of football for 2 1/2 quarters.
His stomach just said the heck with this......
They were up by 4+ touchdowns after the 1st quarter, they could have pulled him and given the backup a chance to play.
+1 to you sir.
First of all, if you guys are faulting Tebow for the fact that he was in the game, that's just silly; it's the coach's decision. Beyond that, I don't think it's reasonable to expect a coach to pull his QB after one quarter, no matter how successful it was. Having your first-string QB play through the third quarter is a pretty normal move. (Remember Ball State '06, when we cleared our bench very early, and nearly paid the price?) Finding fault with him being in there at that point in the game is really looking for nits to pick.
It is indeed Meyer's fault and it's pretty big here too. Florida was very close to scoring while already up 31-7 with under 4 minutes left in the third quarter. You want your starting QB in there? You better be ready to deal with what happens if he gets hurt. If fans of the Gators are upset, they have every right to be.
It's rare to see a coach clear his bench before the fourth quarter. Most coaches would have done what Meyer did. 34-7 is, in theory, a four-possession game. With 19 minutes left in the game, UK had enough possessions left to potentially rally. It's unfortunate that Tebow got hurt, but I don't think this is a very reasonable criticism.
I think I might buy into this more if Meyer wasn't playing Rich Brooks, who is really just tired of all this shit.
Assuming that's correct. Even if he's stopped having symptoms, he's likely not be at 100%. He may not his normal stamina and in my opinion is more likely to get injured.
To be fair, the injury sounded like one of those unfortunate accidents, though.
Guy, it's not like Tebow wanted to go out and score 48 TDs today. He's sick enough as it is. It's Meyer's fault for leaving him in, so put the blame on the right person. If the coach doesn't pull you out, you're gonna stay in the game. Same with Tate, Colt, Denard... every gutty QB in the league.
Only whiny sissies like Crosby would leave a game voluntarily.
When you strap up and run out onto the field, you agree to embrace all the dimensions that make up the game of football. When you dream of winning the national championship game, the games to win the conference, you also accept that every game also has a loser. You don't have to like losing, and you can work your ass off to become the best player you can, but you must acknowledge that losing is part of the game. When you dream of making the game winning catch, or that sweet blindside hit, you also accept that on any given play you could go down with an injury. You can do everything you can to avoid injury, but you must acknowledge that injuries are a part of the game.
Simply put, football is a game that produces injuries. Even if played in the most professional and sportsmanlike manner, players get hurt. I wish Tebow the best, and I was said to see him (and anyone else) get hurt today. But ultimately, injuries are simply a dimension of the game we love, and when we step out onto the field, we acknowledge that we might get hurt.
this is crazy. from sporting news: http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2009-09-26/florida-...
Meyer said Tebow had just one question after the hit.
"He asked me 'Did I hold onto the ball?"' Meyer said. "I told him he did and he winked at me and said 'It's great to be a Gator.'"
wow. just wow.
Shit, and I thought Bruce Wayne's dad in Batman Begins was cool and collected after being shot.
first half blow outs are fair game, but up by 4 TD's in the second half and it's time to start running the clock out or getting the backups in. Sure if the other team pulls withing 2 td's, you might put some starters back in, but there was no reason for him to be passing in that situation.
I guess "god" decided it was time for him to get a concussion. maybe he can circumsize some kids when he gets to the hospital.
Mocking someone's religious beliefs? That's mature.
Haven't you been told to keep the politics and religion out of here before?
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Tim Tebow was concussed for our sins according to the Scriptures.