Tim Tebow did less, and Florida accomplished more.
Tebow didn't come close to matching the gaudy numbers he had last year when he became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy, but he's been maybe even more valuable to the top-ranked Gators this season. Whether it was in the huddle, on the practice field, in the locker room, in meeting rooms, in the weight room, before and after games, Tebow led the way.
He picked up his teammates after the early season loss to Mississippi, motivated everyone to play at a higher level and was at his best when Florida needed him most.
"There's just no way for anyone to know how important he is to us," receiver Louis Murphy said.
"He does it all."
Tebow's trophy collection might offer a clue. The two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year took home the Davey O'Brien, Maxwell and Sullivan awards last season. He already picked up the Wuerffel Award this year, and was a finalist for the Maxwell.
He could join a most exclusive club when the Heisman is handed out Saturday night - Archie Griffin is the only two-time winner of college football's most prestigious individual award.
"I'm just enjoying it, the opportunity," Tebow said.
"I'm more focused on trying to win the national championship. It's a great honor to go up there again. Winning it changed people's perspective of me. All your life you're known as the Heisman Trophy winner."
Tebow became the first college football player with at least 20 touchdown passes and 20 rushing touchdowns in 2007, carrying a team that finished 9-4 and out of the SEC race.
His stats were down this season, but his play never dipped. He ranks fifth in the nation in passer rating (176.7) with 28 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. He hasn't been asked to run nearly as much, but still has 564 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.
Most importantly, he has the Gators one win away from their second national title in three seasons.
"It's something you dream about, something that's very exciting and something I'm having a great time with," Tebow said.
Tebow acknowledged that winning the Heisman brought added pressure and extra attention from fans, media and opponents. It may have even affected him early on, too. Tebow rarely looked in sync during the first four games. He overthrew receivers, stood in the pocket too long and looked tentative when he did scramble.
"I was trying to be too perfect," he said.
"I wanted it to be a perfect season. I wanted to complete every pass. I was just not relaxing and playing."
Holtz turns down Syracuse: East Carolina coach Skip Holtz says he has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the new head football coach at Syracuse.
In a statement issued by the school, Holtz said he had declined further discussions with Syracuse concerning the opening.
Syracuse is seeking to replace Greg Robinson, who was fired after four seasons.
Holtz, who led the 9-4 Pirates to a 27-24 victory over Tulsa to earn the program's first Conference USA championship, was in Memphis, Tenn., to talk about his team's appearance in the Liberty Bowl, in which the Pirates will face Kentucky.
Gill has 2 interviews: Turner Gill interviewed for coaching vacancies at Auburn and Syracuse, raising the possibility he might leave Buffalo after turning around the school's football program in only three seasons.
"Maybe my work is done here, I don't know that," Gill said Thursday at a news conference to promote the International Bowl in Toronto.
"There's some things that are probably going to happen, but I don't know when."
Gill's Bulls (8-5) face Connecticut (7-5) at the Rogers Centre on Jan. 3. He confirmed his visits with Syracuse and Auburn, and noted that there are other programs in the mix, though he wouldn't say which ones.
What's clear is that the former Nebraska star quarterback and 1983 Heisman Trophy finalist has emerged as a valuable commodity. Before he arrived in 2006, the Bulls had gone 10-69 in their first seven seasons after joining the Mid-American Conference.