Ohio State using Tim Tebow to sell Ohio State
Ohio State is already a powerhouse program. Urban Meyer has taken the program to great heights, winning the first College Football Playoff and establishing it as a favorite for a 2017 College Football Playoff berth too.
His SEC ties have helped the Buckeyes raid the South for several top recruits. Those two national championships he won in Gainesville definitely help and definitely give him a connection with SEC players.
One of Meyer’s former players, Tim Tebow, is a marketing machine. The Florida Gator legend beat Ohio State in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game in a blowout that set off the SEC’s dominance over the title.
Even with Meyer as head coach, Tebow probably would not be someone Ohio State would want to market, right?
Well, Ohio State and Meyer are using Tebow to market the Buckeyes, paying tribute to one of the quarterbacks that toppled them in the 2007 title game.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) June 14, 2016
Somehow Florida Gator legend Tim Tebow is supposed to inspire young Buckeyes to join Meyer’s new team.
No doubt, Meyer still has a strong relationship with Tebow. There is nothing wrong with Tebow speaking to Meyer’s team. But this kind of direct advertising and tribute to Tebow? That just feels weird — for both Buckeyes and Gators fans alike.
This tweet seemed to come out of nowhere and pays an odd tribute to one of Ohio State’s historical nemeses.