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Experts Discussion ... Tebow & 2 Heismans?
Florida QB Tim Tebow
Florida QB Tim Tebow
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jul 13, 2008


Do you have any problems with Tim Tebow possibly being a two-time Heisman winner?

Preview 2008 - Experts Roundtable

Part Nine - What If Tim Tebow Wins Two Heismans?

CFN is honored to once again get the thoughts and opinions on some of the hot topics from some of the most talented, influential insiders in the college football media, while getting to know a little bit more about them.

Along with
Pete Fiutak and Richard Cirminiello from CFN in the discussion are ...

- Charles Davis, NFL Network/FOX Sports
- Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com - College Football Columnist

- Bruce Feldman, ESPN.com - College Football Columnist
- Steve Greenberg, The Sporting News - College Football Columnist
- Teddy "Mr. Media" Greenstein, Chicago Tribune - College Football Columnist, Media Columnist
- Stewart Mandel, SI.com - College Football Columnist

THE TOPICS
- Part 1 What aspect of college football should you care about, but really don't?
- Part 2 Should a two loss LSU team really have won the national title?
- Part 3 How should college football be more like the NFL?
- Part 4
Your college football guilty pleasure
- Part 5 How/why did you get into covering college football?
- Part 6 How/why is the BCS better than a playoff?
- Part 7 I'm not buying into ...
- Part 8 Just how bad is the Big Ten?
- Part 9 Do you have any problems with Tim Tebow winning two Heismans?
- Part 10 Give the 2010 Rankings for: Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska & Notre Dame
- Part 11 How much do you care about non-BCS teams?
- Part 12 When Should Players Be Eligible for the Draft?
- Part 13 The Next Really Big Superpower Will Be ...
- Part 14 The Best & Worst Interviews You've Ever Done
- Part 15 Quick Hitters, Part 1: Greatest Players & Greatest Games

- Part 16 Quick Hitters, Part 2: The National Champion & Heisman Winner

9. Do you have any problems with Tim Tebow possibly being a two-time Heisman winner?

Steve Greenberg:
No. Why would I? He’s a terrific kid.

Fiu:
If Tebow doesn’t guide the Gators to another national title, then yes. I was front and center on the Tebow For Heisman campaign, and I seem to be a lone wolf on the Tebow over Matthew Stafford debate as a pro prospect, but that 20-20 rushing-passing touchdown thing will be a frequent occurrence now with the spread offenses getting better. Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour almost did it last year.

Being a two-time winner should be reserved for a god, an all-timer of a transcendent star, and there shouldn’t be room for any debate about his worthiness (by the way, I don't really believe Archie Griffin belongs in that category, but that’s for another day).

If Herschel didn’t get two, then for me it’s going to take something truly special to anoint Tebow to that next level of legendary status. However, if he takes the Gators to the national title game, he could be at that level, and if Florida wins it all, then it’s time to put him among the greatest to ever play.

Dennis Dodd: None at all. If he survives this season physically while playing at the same high level, he deserves it. The problem in that Heisman chase is that Urban Meyer and staff are going to do everything they can from having TT lower his shoulder as often as he did last season.
That means Chris Rainey and/or Emmanuel Moody and/or Percy Harvin are going to have to come through as go-to ball carriers.

Charles Davis: No problems with Tim Tebow becoming a two or even three time Heisman winner if his play warrants it. He is what we should be holding up as the gold standard in terms of college football student-athletes and people. Tremendous young man.

Teddy Greenstein: Absolutely not. Hey, if I vote Tebow No. 1 this year, it will be new for me. I had Dennis Dixon at the top of my ballot last year.

Bruce Feldman: None, what-so-ever. Tebow plays in the toughest conference and I could care less that he might not be a prototype NFL QB. Better still, I love all of the positive work he does in the community. Good for Tim Tebow, and good for college football. Although I wouldn’t want him holding a scalpel anywhere near me.

Stewart Mandel: None whatsoever.

Richard Cirminiello: Certainly, if he earns it, I’ve got no beef with Tebow winning a second Heisman Trophy.  No only will he be crossing an even higher bar this time around, but he’s also one of the best ambassadors for college football in recent memory, a complete individual on and off the field.  As Heisman winners go, he’s the anti-Bush.