The match-up between Alabama and Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday evening will be dissected from every angle by kick-off. However, it is always interesting to know what top-tier former players (and current analysts) see when they break things down and Tim Tebow fits into that category.
Sam Hellman of 247Sports brings word from Tebow, who is leaning toward Alabama for a specific reason.
“I think it’s handling the bright lights. I think Alabama has been in so many of those situations. Yes, Georgia has been in the SEC Championship. They were in the Rose Bowl. Those were huge, but now they’re going up against Alabama. I just want to make sure that they’re not walking in knowing that they’re facing the ‘A’ on the helmet, knowing that they’re not intimidated by that, that they’re ready to go. And it’s not Saban vs. younger-brother Smart. I think it might take a couple of plays to knock the rust off, but then I think you’ll see two giants going fist to fist.”
Obviously, Alabama has the experience edge in more ways than one, with Georgia deploying a true freshman quarterback and no member of the squad ever participating in a game of this magnitude. Still, the Bulldogs showed all kinds of resiliency in their Rose Bowl win and it could be a barn burner in Atlanta.