In honor of it being Thursday, and just nine days until Florida football opens its season against New Mexico State, we decided to bring you a little something for #ThrowbackThursday. We chose Tim Tebow’s “promise” speech — the emotional one he gave following Florida’s 31-30 home loss to an unranked Ole Miss team in 2008. Here’s part of the speech that is now on a plaque outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium:
“To the fans and everybody in Gator Nation, I?m sorry. I?m extremely sorry. We were hoping for an undefeated season. That was my goal, something Florida has never done here. I promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season. You will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season. You will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God Bless.?