Tim Tebow on Alabama: “You Woke a Sleeping Giant”

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Alabama may have slipped to 5th in the AP poll with the loss to 21st Texas A&M last Saturday, but that doesn’t mean Tim Tebow is jumping off the Crimson Tide train.

In fact, he’s even more on board than before. Tebow appeared on ESPN First take Friday and said he has no doubts Alabama will bounce back from the loss and still be a factor late in the season.

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Bryce Young # 9 of Alabama Crimson Tide comes out of the pocket in the first half against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 9, 2021 in College Station, Texas.
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“I don’t think it really changes that much for college football,” Tebow said. “I really don’t. I think it changes a lot for A&M. I still think of Alabama, other than these guys. [Georgia], I think Alabama is still the best team if not the second best college football team behind Georgia. “

FILE - On this Saturday, September 4, 2021, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) scores a touchdown against Miami during an NCAA college football game in Atlanta.  The Alabama No.1 filled a need for speed with wide receiver Jameson Williams and defensive leadership with linebacker Henry To'oTo'o.  These off-season vans have already paid off.  (AP Photo / John Bazemore)

FILE – On this Saturday, September 4, 2021, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) scores a touchdown against Miami during an NCAA college football game in Atlanta. The Alabama No.1 filled a need for speed with wide receiver Jameson Williams and defensive leadership with linebacker Henry To’oTo’o. These off-season vans have already paid off. (AP Photo / John Bazemore)
(AP Photo / John Bazemore)

Until the loss to A&M, Alabama was largely untested outside of Florida’s 31-29 breakout at No.20, but the loss reinforced the importance of finishing the rest of the season undefeated. The first casualty will be the state of Mississippi, which hosts the Crimson Tide today at 7:00 am on ESPN. Head coach Mike Leach and the Bulldogs are a big 17.5-point underdog, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If Tebow’s words mean anything, bet it’s over because he believes head coach Nick Saban will have his squad ready to dominate.

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) celebrates with tight end Jahleel Billingsley (19) after Billingsley's touchdown against Southern Miss in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday 25 September 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) celebrates with tight end Jahleel Billingsley (19) after Billingsley’s touchdown against Southern Miss in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday 25 September 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
(AP Photo / Vasha Hunt)

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“I believe you woke up a sleeping giant. I think you’re going to have a team ticked,” Tebow said. “To have them where they’re ranked is ridiculous. Let’s be honest, Alabama is still probably the best team in college football.”

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