BREAKING RUMOR: Tebow Will Play

UPDATE 3 (from Year2) 10:07 AM

Tom Rinaldi on College GameDay interviewed Urban Meyer at the team hotel this morning, and Meyer confirmed the Gainesville Sun's information below that Tebow won't be cleared to play until after medical tests this morning.

UPDATE 2 (from Year2) 8:36 AM

UF is officially denying the Channel 6 report.

Jeff Barlis of the Gainesville Sun's website is also cautioning against it, revealing the latest that the newspaper knows:

Please allow a longtime member of the media to warn all of you just a little. Rumors are to be expected. It's been a hectic week — first speculation, and now rumors.

The initial report was not from Jeremy Fowler of The Orlando Sentinel. He was only blogging about the Orlando-area TV report, which is tantamount to "passing it along for you to decide how you want to read into it."

At The Gainesville Sun we have heard no updates beyond the last word that Tebow will be tested on Saturday and it will be a game-time decision.

As a former resident of both Orlando and Gainesville, I'd trust the Sun a lot more than Channel 6. Not being cleared to go until after Saturday morning tests fits a lot better within the medical regimen that Tebow's been going through than making a decision on Friday does. Unless someone more reliable than an Orlando TV station says so, he's probably still a game time decision.

UPDATE: The Channel 6 story is now on the Web.

Gators head coach Urban Meyer has not officially announced whether Tebow will start, but team sources said he definitely will.

Backup quarterback John Brantley only took snaps with the second team [Thursday], Pingalore said. Tebow is reportedly completely healthy.

(HT: Dr. Saturday)

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From the Orlando Sentinel's Florida Gators blog:

Channel 6 Orlando's David Pingalore is reporting that Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will "definitely" play Saturday at LSU, two weeks after suffering a concussion.

Pingalore is citing team sources.

More head games by Meyer?

It's going to be a fun 24 hours.

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