It's going to get hard to get used to seeing (or not seeing) Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy in different uniforms this upcoming season. It's also going to be really difficult to imagine an NCAA without either of the two quarterbacks. But we've gotten over greats of the collegiate level moving on before, and I'm sure a year from now Tebow and McCoy will be old news.
Or maybe they'll be winding down successful rookie seasons in the NFL. Who knows?
There's no denying that Tim Tebow was the best college football player of the decade. I'm sorry if you disagree, but there isn't really an argument to be had against it. It's arguable that no player has transcended college football more than Tim Tebow, but it's undeniable that he's the best college football player of the 00's.
Unfortunately for Tebow, he's not going to get a chance on top as he and the defending national champion Florida Gators prepare for the undefeated Big East champion Cincinnati Bearcats. Even had Cinci head coach Brian Kelly not left for Notre Dame, Tebow and the Gators were going to win this game. Probably by a lot. It'll be the upset of the year if the Bearcats can win, and it would shake the BCS upside down.
Unlike Tebow, Colt McCoy doesn't have a Heisman or a National Championship, but he has a chance to get the latter against Alabama this year. An impressive performance in the title game could also catapult McCoy up draft boards.
Though I personally feel confident that Alabama will beat Texas, at least Colt McCoy has a chance to give the Longhorns their second national title of the 2000's.
And here we are now, in 2009, with both McCoy and Tebow playing in BCS games, not against one another, but they're there. These two will compared to one another, along with Sam Bradford, for the entirety of their playing careers. Who do I personally give the edge to?
I wouldn't be shocked if Bradford has the best pro career of the three, and I'd take Tebow over McCoy.