Reporting from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — One day after this season’s Heisman Trophy winner quietly slipped into an interview room, looking like an Oklahoma fan dressed in a Sam Bradford jersey, the previous season’s Heisman winner made a star-studded, security-escorted entrance onto a Sunday center stage.
“Get off the podium!” a man with a dark suit, wearing an earpiece, bellowed at reporters who were angling for position to hear Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.
What, no bomb-sniffing dogs?
No one said whether this man was from U.N.C.L.E. or the Secret Service or Rent-A-Badge, but he sure looked important as he cleared spa and resort hotel space for one of Florida’s most famous.
“It’s kind of cool being with a rock star,” teammate Louis Murphy jokingly said of Tebow.
What is it about South Florida, Oklahoma quarterbacks, rock stars, the Heisman and the Bowl Championship Series national title game?