While speaking to Gator Boosters board, Tim Tebow threw a little jab at Brady Quinn and Notre Dame

Tim Tebow was in Winter Park, FL Thursday where he agreed to serve a one-year appointment on the Gator Boosters board. Tebow spoke for an hour about Florida football and facing current University of Florida coach Will Muschamp when he was defensive coordinator for Auburn back in 2007. But when asked about what other NFL players thought about the Florida Gators, Tebow had a rather entertaining story to tell regarding Brady Quinn.

So many guys come up to me and say, ‘What’s it like to be at the University of Florida? What’s it like to be a Gator?’ The first thing I think of is, ‘Wouldn’t you like to know.’ … I had a teammate at Denver who played the same position as me and he went to the University of Notre Dame. He would brag about his university, how great it was. Most of us in the locker room were like, ‘C’mon, we all had opportunities. We chose not to go there.’ … But he talked so much about his university that it became easy. I’d say, ‘Your whole team had one guy who ran under a 5.0 40 [yard dash]. Our kicker ran under 5.0.’

It’s very funny how he referenced Brady Quinn and you just know that Irish fans will have plenty to say about the 40 yard dash joke.

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  1. mudwump says:

    Hey Tim, you left out the best part: The Gator punter wasn’t even on the travel squad!

  2. Thats very Christian of you, Tim.

    • mile high club says:

      …and of you for insulting his faith while making something out of nothing.

    • And what would you really know what a Christian is? FYI, it is a person who as chosen to have all of his deserved terrible and fearful punishment (by God) for breaking of God’s Laws be covered by Jesus, making this person acceptable to God. This includes turning over your entire life to Jesus to serve Jesus. That also means a Christian is NOT perfect until he enters Heaven, even though it is not wrong to relate the truth that Notre Dame had only one player on its roster who could run the 40 under 5 seconds. That certainly contributed to those terrible years Notre Dame went through. Even though the truth hurts, the Fighting Irish should be man enough and honest enough to admit the truth that those Brady Quinn teams were awful. The facts speak for themselves.

    • Crichard says:

      What Tebow said was true. Why bring his faith into this? Had nothing to do with it. That was just so lame.

      • Why bring his faith into this? Because HE brings his faith into everything. And just read the bible. It has a lot to say about gossips.

      • Not to mention, he is only famous because of his faith…Nobody would care about a second string QB otherwise. Just like nobody cares about Brady Quinn!!

  3. ND as a whole (fans, administration, players, students) is delusional about its place in FBS football. In order for ND to retain any sense of success, they will need to join a conference.

    The Ivy League comes to mind as a league where ND will compete on a level field in terms of athletic ability. Lineup every Saturday in the SEC and ND doesn’t qualify for a bowl game.

  4. Mr. T is showing his speciousness.
    Hey Tim – The diff is that the kids who went to Notre Dame will have degrees that will actually get them jobs one day when chasing the NFL dream is over.
    I feel badly for TBow.
    He is not the brightest bulb and the NY press is going to play him like a fiddle.

    • @ bobby bow,
      The difference is the kids who chose places other than Notre Dame are good enough players that the don’t need jobs after the NFL. They make enough money as an actual football player while in the NFL.

      • Rhianna Deserved It says:

        I can’t take you seriously if you really believe that players don’t get jobs after they retire from the NFL. Go ahead and look up the statistics of players after they retire end up going into Debt have no idea what to do after they Retire. That might be one of the dumbest comments on here. There is only about 10% of players in the entire League that invest or save correctly while playing in the NFL so they can continue the same living standards or even decent living standards after they retire.

        • Rihanna Didn't Deserve It says:

          You are the dumbest comment on this site. Do us all a favor and crawl back under your trailer, Trash.

    • If you want to feel badly for someone, feel badly for Notre Dame as even the Pope says you should be honest enough to admit those Brady Quinn teams were slow and impotent, hence the terrible records they produced.

    • Rihanna Didn't Deserve It says:

      You hit the nail on the head. Religion aside, Tim Tebow has a better chance of staying in the NFL as a full back than a quarterback. You see, quarterbacks need to be able to throw the ball as well as a small thing called reading a defense. Tim is a joke, and its not funny. Cures McDaniels for making the boy think that he is good at football. I would rather have a 50-year-old Peyton Manning than a goofball who went to the university of Um.

    • Welp, you ND Catlicks can’t take criticism and through faith at it? Is Brady Quinn a Christian? Was Rahib Ishmael? I grew up Catlick and was bred into the ND culture (originally from Indiana too!) I would think any ND fan would wake up from this and say: “Why are we having so much trouble recruiting fast players?” The past years since Lou Holts left have been abismal. They play like they stayed up all night. Why can’t you take this criticism and make something happen instead of hating Tebow. I think he had a pretty valid point.

  5. Tebow will never have to worry about money; clearly you went to LSU

  6. You people don’t know good-natured ribbing when you hear it! Tim is still a human you know and even Christians like to poke fun and have a good laugh. You non-Christians really should learn something about a group before you talk down about it.

  7. Not a fan of either college really, but I am pretty sure that Quinn played for a pretty high ranking ND at the time and ND has the whole “we have the most national championship” thing going on. Tim played for a great Florida team…..whenever anybody won’t shut up in a locker room you give them cr@p…..it is just part of sports. I would have shot back at Tim with something like “way to break that tie with Army for championships” that would have got an ooooo and ah and then everybody would have laughed and moved on……

  8. We all noticed that by pointing out the truth as to how slow Quinn’s teams were, that was enough to shut Quinn up about his incessant programmed propaganda on how great Notre Dame was before he played there. Notre Dame was relevant before Quinn and has now recovered from the Quinn years to become relevant again in college football.

  9. Rhianna Deserved It says:

    Who cares about Tebows comments on this? Both Quinn and Tebow are irrelevant to the NFL. They are a joke. I don’t know why Christianity is always brought up with anything he says and does.

  10. Notre Dame has produced the most NFL players in college football history. Even though the team hasn’t won a championship since 88, they had 503 players as of 2011. USC was second with 438. Things are cyclical. Florida used to be one of the biggest jokes in the NCAA. Notre Dame will be back.

  11. Brady never had the chance to play in the SEC so he does not know what being under pressure is…..

  12. Funny, I don’t think Fla. had anyone over a 2.0…… GPA! for that matter. ND graduates 98% their STUDENT-atheletes. Quinn is proud of his school, not his football team.

  13. Selebrimbor says:

    It is sad to see people trying to hate on Tebow for this. Esepcially when they try to bring his faith into the picture…over what? A comment that ND only had one guy that ran under 5.o? What was hateful about that? Stop trying to find reasons to hate this guy over his fatih, sheesh.

  14. News must be slow. To take this as a slur towards Quinn, is grasping at straws.

  15. Exactly!

  16. As Dale Earnhardt, Sr, told a young Jeff Gordon who was worried about fans booing, “Kid, at least they’re makin’ noise.” Anytime a celebrity like Tebow mentions Notre Dame, good or bad, it makes headlines. As long as they are getting Boos (or Cheers) – and Headlines, Notre Dame remains relevant.

  17. Not a big fan of Tebow. But he has the the right to tell it like it is.

  18. Wise Man says:

    He’s speaking nothing but the truth, at a banquet, What’s the problem?

  19. Uflbronco says:

    Okay, full disclosure: I went to UF and graduated with Tebow (3.66 gpa) and I’m a Christian, so I am definetly bias. However, Tebow’s comments were originally made in a locker room, which as already pointed out, is a place where there is a lot of joking among players. Then he repeated them for a Gator Booster meeting. Anyone who follows college football knows that virtually every speaker at any school’s booster club is going to promote their school at the expense of another school. Tebow’s comment was extremely mild compared to most of the jokes coming out of these events. Charlie Weis probably said worse things about his own ND teams at Gator events during his brief stay in G’ville. However, ND is an excellent school with a great football history and Tebow knows this. The fact that he chose to mention ND instead of AL, LSU, TN, FSU, . . . shows how relevant (and polarizing) ND is. I’m sure ND would have taken Tebow if he wanted to go there, and if he had, he would have been at an Irish Booster event joking about some other team (not UF, we would not be relevant enough if Tebow had not gone there

  20. Hey Tim! Has anyone ever told you you’re a total Douche’ bag. It’s funny because Brady Quinn is actually 10 times the QB you are! I think you may see that at some point.

  21. Michael says:

    Well I’m not a ND fan but Tim needs to do his research before he opens his mouth about ND 40 yard dash times. Tim’s 40 yard dash was 4.7, Brady’s was 4.74, yeah some smart ass will say then there is 2 people that’s under 5.0.

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