Future of Florida football on display in The Swamp

Gators quarterback Tim Tebow took just 15 snaps in Florida's 23-10 defeat of LSU. But he made each one of them count, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: October 8, 2006, 1:25 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- There is no earned run average for quarterbacks, no statistic available to measure the ratio of successful plays to unsuccessful. That's too bad for Florida backup quarterback Tim Tebow, the rambunctious Great Dane puppy of a freshman whom Gators offensive coordinator Dan Mullen sends onto the field with the feel of a manager knowing when to signal the bullpen.

Tebow certainly didn't make all the difference in No. 5 Florida's 23-10 defeat of No. 9 LSU on a gray Saturday ...

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