Friday, October 9, 2009

A Tiger's Perspective on the Gators - LSU game

David Brooks, Sports Writer for LSU's Daily Reveille, is a bit cautious in describing LSU's chances on Saturday. His column is also revealing in how opposing fans view Tebow. It's hard to believe sometimes as a Gator, but not everyone likes Timmy.

No. 1 Florida (4-0, 2-0) is travelling to Death Valley to take on No. 4 LSU (5-0,3-0) in what is being hyped as one of the biggest games of the young millenium, and the ESPN crew will be here bright and early to provide college football fanatics with all the news, features and opinions they could ever need.

The Tigers have won their past two games against Mississippi State and Georgia by a combined 11 points, and trailed in one with less than one minute left to play.

Their stats have not been impressive , but they’ve still found ways to grind out wins.

This might be the week where living life on the edge could catch up and cost them.

They’ve still not had a rusher rush for more than 100 yards, but quarterback Jordan Jefferson has been pretty good, passing for 920 yards and 7 touchdowns with only two interceptions.

On the flip side, Florida is dealing with the health concerns of senior quarterback Tim Tebow.

Tebow suffered a Grade II concussion in the third quarter of Florida’s 41-7 win at Kentucky nearly two weeks ago, and as of Tuesday was only practicing on a limited basis.

Tebow is a polarizing figure in the college football spectrum, and the popular sentiment around LSU is one of disdain.

Aside from former LSU coach Nick Saban who currently coaches at Alabama, there’s probably not a man more hated on campus.

Kids around here flat-out hate the guy, and many want to see him take more big hits against LSU.

ESPN has definitely chosen the best weekend of the year to be here.

This is the first major night game to take place in Tiger Stadium in more than a year, and in Baton Rouge, players and fans alike live for these night games.

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