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The greatest college QB of all time?

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We all know that Tim Tebow's tears cure cancer. I mean that's a given. I started thinking about Tebow, and they keep calling him the best college qb ever. Why dont they ever talk about this....

Let me preface this by saying Tim Tebow is an outstanding quarterback, who is both extremely tough and a winner. On top of that, he is an anomaly in regards to his running ability at the QB position. He's extremely durable, and whooped us last year with a broken hand. I would also take him on FSU in a heartbeat. He seems like a great person, and is very hard to dislike.

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But that being said, I get very tired of hearing that Tim Tebow could best quarterback in College Football history.

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Let me throw out a few things that might change your mind...

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11-5 as a starting quarterback

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Peyton Manning started all 4 years at Tenn. and only lost 6 games. Tebow has only been the starter for less than a year and a half. That puts him at 68%, which doesn't strike me as an unstoppable force. And although he is not the only reason they lost those games, I feel the best QB "ever" should not lose that many games, regardless of circumstance. Christian ponder is at 75% ( I know, doesn't compare at all, but it makes me happy.)

 

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Has never lead his team to a 4th quarter comeback

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He is 0-5 when his team goes into the 4th quarter behind. That includes the loss Saturday to Ole Miss. Shouldn’t the best QB ever be able to lead a comeback? I will contend that if that extra point goes through against Ole Miss, it's almost a given that UF pulls that game out in OT. But that is still a dismall record for an "all time great". Heck, Brian Griese just did it two weeks in a row, and he sucks.
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He is a system QB

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The spread offense is set up for huge offensive numbers. You do not hear people arguing Chase Daniels (who is putting up video game numbers) as being the best QB of all time. Same goes for another Urban protégé....

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Here is an example:

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Alex Smith's Senior Season at Utah

Passing

 

Rushing

Season

Team

GP

Comp

Att

Pct

Yds

TD

INT

Att

Yds

TD

2004

Utah Utes

13

214

317

67.5

2952

32

4

135

631

10

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Tim Tebow's Stats last year

Season

Team

GP

Rating

Att

Comp

Pct

Yds

TD

INT

Att

Yds

TD

2007

Florida Gators

13

172.5

350

234

66.9

3286

32

6

210

895

23

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Pretty damn similar. And Alex Smith might go down as the most over paid and over hyped pro QB prospects  ever. First pick in the NFL draft, now a backup on a bad San Francisco team behind a guy named J.T. O Sullivan.
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Not saying that Tebow is not  talented, or a very good football player. What I am saying, is he isn’t the best college QB of all time. Heck he isn’t even close. You can't judge greatness on stats. The guy has to prove to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is unstoppable.

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