EDT September 5, 2013 Georgia faces South Carolina for a pivotal matchup. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 10 CONNECT 26 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE The second week of the college football season brings us two big rivalry matchups and a do-or-die game for one team that entered the season as a national title contender. Let’s start with No. 12 Georgia. The Bulldogs lost a thriller at Clemson and now return home to face No. 6 South Carolina. With their title hopes already hanging by a thread, Mark Richt’s team also would be severely damaged in the SEC East if the Gamecocks are able to escape Athens with a victory. NCAA RE-RANK: Our list of teams 125-1 No. 13 Notre Dame will be paying its final visit to the Big House at No. 17 Michigan for the foreseeable future with the teams set to take a break from their lengthy series after next season. This could come down to quarterbacks Tommy Rees and Devin Gardner with both defenses being stingy.
A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 9 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Rugby says no offer for Tim Tebow, just a tweet Staff reports, USA TODAY Sports 8:21 p.m. EDT September 6, 2013 New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) leaves the field after the second half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Photo: Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 85 CONNECT 20 TWEET 9 COMMENTEMAILMORE Now that he’s without an NFL job, some may wonder if Tim Tebow is ready to take up a new sport entirely. On NBC’s NFL Kickoff Show, Peter King said Thursday that Tebow has turned down offers to play in the Canadian Football League, has received an inquiry from an NFL team about changing positions, and has an offer from USA Rugby. Tebow, who was released by the New England Patriots, has said he is continuing to chase his dream of becoming an NFL quarterback. FACT: Tebow most successful Heisman QB since ’87 A spokesman for USA Rugby says there’s no offer, only a tweet from the governing body’s CEO and president Nigel Melville. Melville tweeted last Saturday: One door closes, an Olympic Rugby door opens for @TimTebow – we should talk about our global game! @USARugby Tebow hasn’t responded as far as USA Rugby communications coordinator Chad Wise knows. Melville, who has played internationally for England and has coached the London Wasps and Gloucester, said he sent the tweet to let Tebow know “there are other options besides playing football in Canada.” Maybe it’s not so hard to imagine Tebow taking up the sport. After all it’s just three years before rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Maybe the skills needed to play rugby aren’t so far off from professional football.