But there it is: Trey Burton, meet Tim Tebow. It’s 2006 all over again.
“No, no pressure at all,” Burton said of the shadow of Timmy Terrific.
Keep telling yourself that, Trey. The only thing we’re missing from this scenario is Chris Leak, Florida’s embattled quarterback who was once booed in 2006 when he replaced Tebow after one of Tebow’s many short series substitutions.
Playing the role this time around is Gators quarterback John Brantley, whose struggles to begin the season were part of Florida’s stuck-in-neutral month. That all changed last weekend against Kentucky, when Burton ran five times on the zone-read play Tebow made famous in Gainesville—and scored all five times.