Sports gambling handicappers will have one final look at Florida quarterback Tim Tebow who will leave the Gator program after this last gambling sports matchup. Tebow is about the closest thing to an instant sports gambling legend that has been seen in many years.
From his freshman season in which he teamed with fellow quarterback Chris Leak to lead Florida to the 2006 national championship to his Heisman Trophy season of 2007 to his dramatic 2008 leadership in Florida’s national title run he has been a gambling sports inspiration as well as a winner.
Florida was one of the most popular sports betting commodities on the board in the Tebow era and won 22 consecutive sports gambling matchups between last year and this year before it ended with a tough SEC championship game loss to Alabama, which cost the Gators a shot at yet another national title.
Florida was the number one ranked college football team for the entire 2009 sports gambling season before that loss. While there was disappointment at losing a sports gambling shot at a third title in four years the Gators vow to be ready for the Sugar Bowl.
“We have a month left with each other, with this team and it’s a special team,” said senior wide receiver David Nelson. “We might not be playing for a national championship, but we’re still playing to be a top-5 team in the country and for a 13-1 record. That’s something we’re not going to take light.”
Florida head coach Urban Meyer has a lot of sports gambling respect for Cincinnati and said that the Bearcats could compete in the upper level of the SEC. Meyer has little doubt that the Bearcats will be ready for this sports gambling matchup despite losing their head coach, Brian Kelly, to Notre Dame.
Ultimately, however, this game will focus on Tebow and his final sports gambling start in the blue and orange of Florida. “We have one more chance to make everybody proud,” said Florida offensive lineman Carl Johnson.