Tebow is not sure who snubbed him

Morris News Service
All but one league coach voted for Florida's Tim Tebow as the All-SEC quarterback. That coach hasn't come forward.

HOOVER, Ala. --- Tim Tebow was the latest Southeastern Conference figure asked for his take on the league's hottest topic -- himself.


And Florida's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback didn't have the answer Thursday to the most repeated question during the SEC media days.

"No, I do not know who didn't vote for me," Tebow said, when asked if he knew who the lone coach was that didn't pick him as the preseason All-SEC quarterback.

Some, like Mississippi's Houston Nutt , didn't wait to be asked.

"I just want to go ahead and tell you that I voted for Tim Tebow," Nutt said. "I voted him first team."

There are only four coaches left: Tennessee's Lane Kiffin , Auburn's Gene Chizik , Louisiana State's Les Miles and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier . Kiffin said this week he voted for Tebow, and so has every coach to address the gathered media.

Tebow received 10 first-team votes, and coaches aren't allowed to pick their own players.

- Florida coach Urban Meyer says the Gators' main goal hasn't changed despite being a heavy favorite to win a third national championship in four years.

Meyer said the Gators focus daily on doing everything possible to make it to the league title game. He said the team's strength coaches have raved about the players' summer workouts.

Meyer also said he has "never been more anxious to coach a football team."

ALABAMA: Coach Nick Saban says any quarterback questions come right back to the blockers.

With Greg McElroy expected to replace John Parker Wilson at quarterback, he'll will be without three of last season's starting linemen, including All-Americans Antoine Caldwell and Andre Smith .

Saban stressed the importance of that group in a quarterback's success at the SEC media days.

GEORGIA: Coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs "might have bit off more than we should have," with their nonconference schedule that starts with Oklahoma State and includes Bowl Championship Series conference teams Arizona State and Georgia Tech.

"That's going to be a huge challenge," quarterback Joe Cox said. "A lot of people are saying that might be the toughest Georgia opener ever."

MISSISSIPPI: Nutt was on high alert during the off-season to see how his players would handle the unfamiliar hype.

So far, so good.

The Mississippi coach said the Rebels are in uncharted territory as a preseason Top 10 pick by some magazines, but he likes how the players have dealt with the attention, including quarterback Jevan Snead .

The Rebels earned the attention by winning their final six games last season.


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