Tebow Joins SEC Network

Published on 30-Dec-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Tebow Joins SEC Network

Well, it's official. Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will be part of the SEC Network.

ESPN is behind the endeavor and Tebow will apparently be the face of it.

The former Florida Gator will serve as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pre-game show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week, beginning 28 August 2014.

Tebow seems to be excited about this new opportunity.

"I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity. When I was six years old, I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be a part of he unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC."

ESPN senior vice president Justin Connolly proved he was just as capable as Tebow at reciting statements the PR department prepares.

“Tim is a SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network. Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”

Aside from all that pre-fabricated gushing, Tebow will join Joe Tessitore -- host of SEC Nation -- and Paul Finebaum next season. Can't wait to see Finebaum and Tebow go at it. 

Tebow will make his debut next Monday 6 January as an ESPN analyst during pre-game coverage of the BCS National Championship game. In the best interests of all involved, there will be no footballs anywhere near the set.

Tebow was last seen as a back-up quarterback for the New York Jets last season.