Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/20/14

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Avert your eyes, Florida fans. If you cannot handle the thought of the most popular player in Gator history sleeping with the enemy, do not read any further. You have been warned.

Tim Tebow is now a big Ohio State fan. Considering his close relationship with Urban Meyer, this should not come as a surprise. That doesn’t mean it will be easy for Florida fans to hear, many of whom despise the Buckeyes and believe Meyer is a traitor for coaching them.

“I was pretty nervous,” Tebow told The Plain Dealer Friday while explaining how he was tracking the Ohio State-Purdue game before a Jets flight. “We were literally taking off as they were about to score and then go for the two-point conversion, so I didn’t know until we landed that they won. So it was pretty cool. And I guess as hard as it is for me to say, I am a pretty big fan now of The Ohio State University.”

It may not be nearly as bad as if Tebow became a fan of, say, Florida State or Georgia, but it has to sting Gator Nation a tad. Meyer said he is hoping Tebow will have some time to work out with his new star quarterback Braxton Miller in the offseason, so it could get even more painful if Tebow indirectly helps Ohio State improve.

The bottom line is Tebow and Meyer are like father and son. There’s a reason we heard rumors like this one when Meyer stepped down from Florida, even if they never came to fruition. If Meyer became the next coach at Georgia, Tebow would likely become a Bulldogs fan. Fortunately for Florida fans, that will almost certainly never happen.


PLAYERS: Tim TebowUrban Meyer
TEAMS:
17 Comments:
  • Tim and Urban had a real good releationship while at Florida, and for the glory years there, I am sure Tim feels a lot for Urban.
    So why does the media, just zero Tim out and try to be so negative about every damn thing he does? Evidently Larry Brown Sports has nothing better to do. Enough is enough of trying to put down Tebow. He is a class act and his personal releationship with God has everyone trying to destroy him, find anything wrong they possibly can. Remember those who attack Tebow, he is a child of God and you will answer for that one day.
  • You looking for an email bride on a sports page, fjiurwwe? And then you tell everyone about your fishing hole before you caught a fish?
    I think I see why you keep coming up short.
  • THAT IS A LOT OF BULL, FED BY BRAIN WASHERS.
  • Tebow and Meyer should shoot for a spring wedding. And the discussion about Tebow "helping" another quarterback, when he's not good enough to start anywhere himself? The writers following this sideshow ought to come out of the closet and get a life.
  • Would that make your lifestyle seem more acceptable? Would news like that make you feel better about your own shortcomings?
    Yep- thought so.
  • Grow up, JohnMConley, I heard this kind of "you're so gay" cr@p aaalllllll the time in junior high school. It was obnoxious then, it's just plain nauseating coming from an adult.
  • Dear Media - Please stop complaining about Tebow being an overrated media sensation, and then report about what he had for breakfast, who his friends are, and his hat size. Why isnt Nick Foles, or Kyle Orton getting this kind of coverage? As in politics, please stop creating the drama you condem!
  • What trivial garbage this article is. Tebow is heck of a great guy and when he does get time to play on a regular basis he will be very good.....Running him in and out for a couple plays will never mature a quarterback. Just put him in there and go with him full time. Remember Chuck Knoll the coach of the Steelers finally did that with Bradshaw and he blossomed big time.
  • Oh yeah, that's a great comparison, Tebow-Bradshaw.
    Bradshaw was a real QB, worth bringing along. Tebow does not possess the needed talent. Tebow might have a chance of staying in the NFL if they convert him to fullback, say. Every expert agrees, Tebow can not, and will not, succeed as an NFL level QB.
  • The reason Meyer "retired" from UF was not health reasons, its because Tebow was going and Meyer knew they were going to suck !
  • So, when do they start sucking????
  • And when does the sucking start????
  • And do we hate Steve Spurrier 'cause he coaches at South Carolina? I don't think so. Tim can like and cheer for whomever he wants t, but cheering against the Gators if they play OSU? I doubt seriously if that would happen, but so what?
  • Timmy will always be a GATOR fan first! Like me he couldn't be anything else! I was born august,18,1949,2:18 a.m. alaucha general hospital,Gainsville FLORIDA! I was born a GATOR,nuf said!
  • This is character assassination. Tim Tebow like most College players have a strong bond with their coaches. What this article is trying to do is driving a wedge between Tebow and Floridians. Its meant to benefit those who wish for Tebow to play somewhere else. This is media manipulation at its worst.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

LeBron: Bulls are 'much better' than Cavs right now

Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

Rick Pitino: Louisville will beat FSU in football

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Rams considered favorites to move to LA

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Slava Voynov arrested on D.V. charge, suspended indefinitely

Report: Ray Rice could be reinstated within next month

Earl Thomas: Refs need to stay out of it and let us dominate

Browns lament ‘unacceptable’ loss to winless Jaguars

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

WATCH: Les Miles has classic reaction to dumb question

WATCH: Tennessee coach tried to trip Ole Miss player?

News station congratulates Gary Payton for breaking TD record

Did Sidney Crosby troll Flyers fans with Halloween costume?

Why Dan Mullen is not leaving Mississippi State

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

NFL tweets graphic of recipients of Manning's 509 TD passes

Hockey fights of the week

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.