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Tebow's growth as a passer key for Gators

QB Tim Tebow is making the transition from a scene-stealing supporting player to Florida's leading man, but the defending champs don't expect their fortunes to change much, writes Mark Schlabach.

Updated: February 14, 2007, 1:56 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

When Florida honored its national champion football team at halftime of a men's basketball game last month, freshman quarterback Tim Tebow grabbed the microphone and told the sold-out crowd at the O'Connell Center that the Gators "still had a lot to come."

Many coaches might have cringed at the quarterback's suggestion that Florida's future might be even brighter -- a proclamation made only hours after the Gators blasted previously unbeaten Ohio State 41-14 in the BCS title game to win ...

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