Will Tebow break Herschel’s TD record in JAX?

 

 

Five burning questions as we head into the weekend:

 

 

1. Will Tim Tebow break Herschel Walker’s touchdown record against Georgia?  Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, scored 49 rushing touchdowns in his three seasons at Georgia. Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, has 48 rushing touchdowns in about 3 ½ seasons at Florida. You have to figure that Tebow will break Walker’s record in Saturday’s game in Jacksonville. That’s a tremendous accomplishment for a quarterback, but it is worth noting that Walker scored five touchdowns in three Sugar Bowl appearances (1980-82). Those touchdowns are not included in Walker’s records because only recently did the NCAA start counting post-season statistics in career totals.

 

2. What will Lane Kiffin do if he gets a bad call against South Carolina? The Tennessee coach was reprimanded for the second time this year by the SEC after complaining about the officiating in the Alabama-Tennessee game. He complained that his team was called for eight penalties while Alabama was only flagged once, which is correct. He complained that Alabama should have been flagged for a penalty when Terrence Cody ripped off his helmet after blocking a Volunteer field goal. That’s debatable. After what happened in the Georgia-LSU game, there is no way that call was going to be made. He complained that Tennessee should have gotten one more chance at the field goal to win the game. On that one he was wrong. The rule is clear. Even if a penalty had been called, Alabama would have retained possession.

 

But what happens if Kiffin gets a bad call in Saturday’s game with South Carolina? A piece of advice to the young Tennessee coach: Complain privately, not publicly. You have two strikes. If the SEC office has to deliver a third reprimand it will not be pretty.

 

3. How many times will Dexter McCluster touch the ball against Auburn? It looks like Ole Miss has found the answer to its struggling offense: Get the ball to No. 22, Dexter McCluster. Against Arkansas McCluster had 22 rushes for 123 yards and caught seven passes for 137 yards. If you’re keeping score at home he touched the ball 29 times for 260 yards. I’m not real good at math but I can tell you that’s almost nine yards for every time he touched the ball. Look for a bunch of McCluster in Saturday’s game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

 

4. What’s the over/under on Georgia Tech’s time of possession against Vanderbilt? Georgia Tech leads the nation in time of possession, averaging 34:50 per game. Vanderbilt, conversely, is 117th (out of 120) nationally with only 26:42 per game. “That puts more pressure on us to score,” Vanderbilt running back Warren Norman told The Tennessean newspaper. “We just have to score on every single drive to keep up with them, basically.” But that’s another problem for Vanderbilt, which is 110th nationally in scoring offense, averaging only 16.63 points per game.

 

5. Do you think Duke would like to have that game with Richmond back? The Blue Devils are 4-3 after wins over N.C. State (49-28) and Maryland (17-13). Duke has to find two wins in its final five games with Virginia (Saturday in Charlottesville), North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Miami, and Wake Forest in order to qualify for its first bowl game since 1994. The Blue Devils would need only one more win to become bowl-eligible had they taken care of business in the opener with Division I-AA Richmond (a 24-16 loss).

 

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243 comments Add your comment

Joe

October 29th, 2009
9:10 am

Duh. Of course he will. It’s willie mart and uga. That’s like asking will cox throw an interception. It’s a given.

ARdawg

October 29th, 2009
9:12 am

Records are set to be broken. If Tebow breaks Hershel’s record will I, as a solemn Dawg fan be offended? Absolutely not. My man pannies won’t get wet either. Congratulations in advance to Tim Tebow. That is one fine accomplishment among many for him. But another for the record, come Saturday I hope Tebow is on his azz so frequently he feels anally raped.

im4bama

October 29th, 2009
9:18 am

Regarding Lane Kiffin’s claim about a penalty on Cody; for the last time, he and Gary Danielson from CBS were, are and will always be wrong.
The game clock was at 0:00 when Cody took his helmet off, GAME OVER. No penalty could be or should have been called. Not only did the Vols have the eight penalties, but they had about four other obvious holds,block in the backs, pass interference fouls that were not called that should have been, on some big/key plays that went their way. That’s the only reason they got close to being in a position to win.

ARdawg

October 29th, 2009
9:24 am

im4bama

Geezuss Man quit your snievling
“but they had about four other obvious holds,block in the backs, pass interference fouls that were not called that should have been, on some big/key plays that went their way. That’s the only reason they got close to being in a position to win.”

Your boys got the win. What are you trying to defend?

RxDawg

October 29th, 2009
9:26 am

1. Probably. But when you look deeper into the stats, it’s apparent why he has achieved it. Still, great player to accomplish what he has. Dawgs still win. The planets are lined up just right and my vodoo juice is cooking!

2. Kiffen is one of those types that likes to appear dumber than he is. He will do nothing. He has pushed the envelope and realized that he has gone to the limit.

3. Middle of the pack SEC west team vs. Middle of the pack SEC west team. Move along folks, not much to see here.

4. Poor Vandy. They are going to get their spirit hurt in this game. The only thing that annoys me is how Tech schedules Miss St. and Vanderbilt, then beats their chests about how they beat up SEC teams. Um yeh, if Georgia schedules Duke and Maryland or some bottom dweller in the ACC I’m not going to really get all excited about that. But I guess if your Tech you grasp at anything you can.

5. Pft who cares. Compared to the resources and facilites that Duke has vs. Richmond it’s not even close. Good for David to beat that Goliath every once in a while. Don’t take their win away from them. It’s probably the best win in that school’s history.

Tony Barnhart

October 29th, 2009
9:33 am

Tim seems to be a really nice boy… but he’s no Hershel !

Dawgfan1911

October 29th, 2009
9:35 am

Eric … no chance that Ingram will win the Heisman. Barack Obama already has that in the bag.

The Dawg

October 29th, 2009
9:36 am

We will unleash HELL this weekend!!!! Remember Gators ” hold it in your mouth till the swelling goes down after the game”.

jlc

October 29th, 2009
9:37 am

Why are we wasting so much time talking about a 4-3 team going to play the #1 team in the country? Hey Tony, let’s not forget about some other top games this weekend that have major BCS implications…Oregon vs. USC and Texas vs. Ok. St. These games could be big for the Jackets to move up. Also, everyone lay off Gary Danielson. I’ve played golf with him before and he is loaded with football smarts.

Savannah J

October 29th, 2009
9:37 am

It is truly sad that the only thing the Georgia nation has positive to hold on to is a running back and a National Championship that happened almost 30 years ago!!!!! Face the facts, you have not been relevant since 1980. Seems like there is more focus on Herschel and his rushing record than actually winning the game on Saturday.

T-Bone

October 29th, 2009
9:38 am

Hey RX, You guys are going to be grasping at thin air as the Tech running backs buzz past you about a month from now. Go win a few games this year and then we’ll talk.

PMC

October 29th, 2009
9:39 am

Interesting that 3 chamblee high school grads who ran the triple option in high school will be facing each other on Saturday.

Omoregie Uzzi and Roddy Jones for Tech Warren Norman for Vandy. Man that was a good team.

PMC

October 29th, 2009
9:41 am

Tony, you know that Richmond is a better team than Duke. They won a national championship last year. Duke is Duke. If it’s not basketball or medicine or unjustly accused lacrosse players they don’t care about it.

GMan

October 29th, 2009
9:41 am

DawgGirl32, your statement about Tebow and Charleston Southern is pretty lame. I guess Walker’s games against Temple, TCU (which wasn’t the same as today), and Memphis State were real tough too. C’mon, we all play a few soft games some within our conference and some outside. For me, the record is comparing apples to oranges between Tebow and Walker. I find it more interesting the passion Dawg fans have about it being broken. All records come down one day and they don’t always have an asterick next to them when they do. The Olympics are a prime example, especially in swimming where the new suits broke all sorts of previous records.

Call it Like It Is

October 29th, 2009
9:42 am

Ugh, YES, along with breaking GA’s back!

Gators will win big in this one!

Enough Said!

Otto

October 29th, 2009
9:49 am

I hope UT does not get a call that costs them the game and Lane goes on national TV with a real issue. Why? First off I don’t care if Lane gets his hand slapped. Second it will gets tons of media exposure to pressure Slive to do something about the ref. UGA blog have said theat Slive was quoted as saying the SEC has procedures to reviews the refs but he did not go into how. Third if the SEC comes down on Lane, Lane may come down on the SEC in the media, the table maybe turned on Slive. Anyways it goes the train wreck will be fun to watch and with SOS on the other side it could make for good TV.

robodawg

October 29th, 2009
9:51 am

On No. 2: The refs may have been warned not to get flag happy, but removing your helmet on the field of play has always been an automatic penalty. Unlike most celebration penalties, there’s no interpretation needed. It absolutely should have been called — the only excuse would be that they just didn’t see it. Not that it would have made any difference.

Mr. Obvious

October 29th, 2009
9:58 am

Tim Tebow will break a hymen before he breaks Herschel Walker’s TD record.

Got 12?

October 29th, 2009
10:02 am

robodawg,

For the 753rd time–unsportsmanlike conduct (e.g. removing helmet) is a deadball foul. It would have been a 15-yard penalty against Bama after the result of the play. The result of the play was Bama possession. So, if the penalty would have been called, it would have been Bama ball at the 12 with no time on the clock. Because there was no time on the clock, the game was over.

Mikey

October 29th, 2009
10:07 am

I could care less if Timmy gets 4 rushing TD’s..

As long as we get 5.

Go DAWGS !!! The W is all I am interested in.

Saint Simons

October 29th, 2009
10:09 am

Uga #39 hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Hey "Hey ShellGator"

October 29th, 2009
10:11 am

If you want to talk about Tebow’s total touches, then why wouldn’t you also count his passing TDs?

Nobody forced Herschel Walker to leave college after three years. If he had stayed for his final year, as Tebow did, his record would probably not be broken.

But he chose Donald Trump over your beloved Dogs.

Stevie Janowski

October 29th, 2009
10:17 am

Tony — No Vol fan here and certainly no Kiffen fan — he is obviously a tool. Having said that, your advise to complain privately is B.S. The referees make completely incompetent calls in public and have historically had little or no accountability as we see the same losers running around in this clown outfits every Saturday blowing still more calls. So, with all of the hard work that these kids and coaches put in, the least they can expect is some competence and accountability. The coaches and players face severe public scrutiny of fans and media with their performance potentially resulting in being fired or benched, whichever is applicable. It seems as though the only way to achieve such accountability with officiating is through public shaming of the officials and league office — both of which have seemed content with status quo under performance. So, spare us the lectures on how this issue should be communicated. If not for the public attention brought to these issues Slive and Redding would still be in Birmingham drooling on their ties and picking their noses.

King of Sandy Springs

October 29th, 2009
10:23 am

1. Pulling for the dogs, ugh, but I hope Tebow breaks the record. Herschel used too many personalities to get there, and that’s just not fair.
2. Kiffin, this is the SEC and ESPN’s plan, STEP 1: Use officials to assure UF and AL win. STEP 2: STEP 3: Profit.
3. Profit
4. Vandy gets the ball twice in the 2nd half.
5. So you’re saying Coaching matters?
6. Foghorn Barnhart, I can’t wait for your weekly picks. It’s weird that Vegas bases their spreads on your picks. You ARE a fearless leader.

King of Sandy Springs

October 29th, 2009
10:25 am

Herschel left after 3 years because he couldn’t handle all that SEC speed.

how2fish

October 29th, 2009
10:28 am

Rather than beat this dead horse..someone heat up the oil..fried Gator yum………..

GatorBob

October 29th, 2009
10:32 am

Walker vs Tebow discussion is dumb. Its apples to oranges. The real difference is that Walker was nearly 30 years ago and Tebow is here and now! In other words, Tim Tebow is going to walk out on that field Saturday to play and Walker will not — that’s the difference folks! And that’s one of the main reasons why the Gators reign supreme – again – over the lowly mutts. UGA is so pathetic we need to schedule you for homecoming. GATORS WIN BIG!!

Will

October 29th, 2009
10:32 am

Big Tone, I am looking forward to your pics tomorrow. I know there is NO chance you will pick our Dawgs. I don’t blame you, you have a rep to keep. Are you playing golf and drinking cold ones with your friends this year? We haven’t heard anything about it.

Anyways, I am afraid all of the SEC haters have found our kryptonite. All they have to say is our games are rigged in order to get the best teams to play each other for the SEC Championship. While I disagree with this notion it’s not good for business and Slive has to find a way to squash this talk. If there is a bad call in the UGA game this week the pressure will be on for sure.

As far as on the field issues are concerned, Tebow will get the record during the first 5 minutes of the game and that will be that, story over. However I think the touchdown will light a fire under my Dawgs and Sweet Willie will dial up a decent game plan. After 7 weeks of watching the most boring team in college football, we defeat the #1 team in the nation with a last second field-goal. AJ has 200 yards receiving and is the MVP. Book it!

T

October 29th, 2009
10:32 am

The record will be broken and Willie can add it to his list of accomplishments since he has been promoted to DC!

Miles

October 29th, 2009
10:32 am

Reprimand for Kiffin? You must be kidding! Call it what it is, i.e., slap ot the wrist….

how2fish

October 29th, 2009
10:36 am

GatorBob sure would have been nice if you’d had the Dawgs for homecoming in 07 wouldn’t it?? I hope we beat you slimey reptiles like a rented mule…just like 07…a fitting going away present for little Timmy….

Gator man

October 29th, 2009
10:41 am

Me and my whole family have been Gator fans ever since we left Ohio and New York and we know how good the Gators are and how good they can beat the bulldogs. In fact, the Gators are so good that they could win the Big 10 and all of my family’s other teams that we love up north where football was born. The Gators are the only team that are not rednecks in the whole SEC so….GO Gators! We say Orange…You Say Blue!! Then I say Orange…You say Blue!!!

Trade School Junkie

October 29th, 2009
10:41 am

1. Is this some kind of trick question? Of course Tebow will.

2. TxTech HC Mike Leach was fined $10,000 for criticizing Big 12 officials. So TxTech fans raised the $10,000 for him. Leach then took that $10,000 and bought hams for a non-profit agency in Lubbock,Tx.

So, Leach’s standard reply now is: “I dont criticize officials, I buy hams.” It would be a PR triumph for Kiffin over Mike Slive to do something similar.

3. Ole MIss vs AUB could be a lot closer than anyone thinks.

4. Josh Nesbitt:
“Thats…MY FOOTBALL…and you cant have it until my coach says so.”

5. Duke WILL go bowling.

While Duke HC David Cutcliffe was the Tennessee OC/QB Coach from
1990-98, Tennessee OWNED UGA.

Appy State was the reigning D-1AA champ when they beat Michigan, when M had a loaded, SENIOR STAR roster from the prior year to make a NC title run. Richmond is the D-1AA reigning champ from last year. No shame in Duke losing to Richmond. And, when UVA fires Al Groh at year’s end, Richmond HC Mike London will be the new UVA HC.

Duke is gonna easily beat: UVA & Wake. Has a very good shot to beat UNC.
Duke will lose to GT, but not without a fight. Miami will beat Duke.

Prediction: Duke BEATS GA in the Music City Bowl. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

another dawg in ptc

October 29th, 2009
10:42 am

Tebow has performed more circumcisions than Herschell. but who’s counting.

Got 12?

October 29th, 2009
10:45 am

So it really comes down to circumcisions v. Zaxby’s commercials. It’s not about TDs at all.

Now, let the true discussion begin.

UT96

October 29th, 2009
10:47 am

Gut feeling here, Georgia plays its best game of the year and upsets the Gators, 24-21. No dog in this fight (no pun intended).

Jeff

October 29th, 2009
10:54 am

Herschel is a homo

Got 12?

October 29th, 2009
10:58 am

Jeff,

Do you have any personal experiences with Herschel you’d like to share with the group?

inveniojacket

October 29th, 2009
11:03 am

Duke needs 2 more wins not 2…NC Central or whatever school it played was FCS provisional and doesn’t count toward anything.

SouthATLdawg

October 29th, 2009
11:03 am

Quote of the Century [from Gator man above @10:41 am]::

“The Gators are the only team that are not rednecks in the whole SEC”.

Laughing too hard! Can’t breathe!!

inveniojacket

October 29th, 2009
11:04 am

3 wins I meant.

CrazyVol

October 29th, 2009
11:08 am

Tebow, will get the record, period. Be happy dawgs, you were living off of Walker for what now 30 years?? Its’ Tebow time. In regards to Kiffin, let him bitch. I love it. After living with Fulmer and his aw shucks attitude for the past couple of decades, it nice to have someone with some passion.

Its funny Spurrier bitches, he is a genius, Kiffin does it and he’s a tool?? Kiffin is scary smart, it all about intimidation. I am sure most of you can remember how Bryant would hang out in the endzone before the beginning of a game just to mess with the refs minds. Kiffin is just a little more vocal.

But once again, here we are in Atlanta, and the AJC is talking about Kiffin, and this is exactly what he wanted. Enough said.

rowdy von wompington

October 29th, 2009
11:08 am

Gator fans wear jean shorts.

Got 12?

October 29th, 2009
11:09 am

SouthATL,

Don’t laugh. Maybe Gator man moved down from New York and has never met another gator fan.

Dawg

October 29th, 2009
11:11 am

Who cares if the record is broken?? Herschel did what he did in three seasons, and it’s taken Tebow four. That’s not even comparable.

Got 12?

October 29th, 2009
11:13 am

CrazyVol,

Spurrier had “street cred” built on his record of achievement. And I don’t remember SOS being blatantly, absolutely wrong (due to ignorance of the rules) when he went off on one of his hissy fits. Plus, he has never publicly called the integrity of the conference into question.

The late Johnny Cochran couldn’t defend Kiffin’s comments and behavior.

Dawg

October 29th, 2009
11:13 am

For the love of God, let the endzone storming GO. The Gators are just mad b/c they didn’t think of it first. The point is, and every SEC team in the country will agree I’m sure, the most CLASSLESS team is Florida. They play dirty, their coach is a whiny a**, and they continually do things to prove what a bunch of holes they all are. I don’t care if UF wins the nat’l championship for the next ten years in a row, I will always be thankful that I am NOT a Gator.

Tim Teblow

October 29th, 2009
11:14 am

Does anyone else feel that Urban Meyer and Tebow planned to break Walker’s record against UGA? I feel like they been planning it all year. That is something they would do!

BR

October 29th, 2009
11:15 am

Kiffin is just a pompous a**. Nothing more, nothing less. All he does is whine and complain… kind of reminds me of Urban Meyer. There is a time to pitch a fit, and there is a time to keep your mouth shut. Kiffin needs to learn the difference.

GaCracker

October 29th, 2009
11:16 am

Tebow gave up in making a TD saving tackle last week and let the man return it over 100 yards and get back in the game. Where;s your guts and pride Tebow?