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Tim Tebow Is Not Buying 1 SEC Contender This Season

Tim Tebow giving a speech during a Florida Gators football game.

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 06: Tim Tebow is inducted into the Ring of Honor during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigersat Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

LSU may have won last season's national championship, but Tim Tebow isn't a fan of what the Tigers are bringing to the table this year.

Despite losing plenty of key players from last season's team - including star quarterback Joe Burrow - plenty of analysts are still high on Ed Orgeron's squad. Tebow isn't one of them.

The former Florida quarterback and now SEC analyst doesn't think LSU is capable of winning the SEC. Simply put, the Tigers lost way too many star players which helped them win both the SEC title and national championship in 2019.

Tebow still believes LSU will be competitive, especially with Orgeron as head coach. But this season may be a bit of a setback for the Tigers.

“It is just so hard to lose that much talent and still win the SEC,” Tebow said, via Saturday Down South. “They’ll be competitive in the SEC. They’re always competitive because they have so much talent. But you know really what talent means is you haven’t done it yet. They have a lot of guys with talent and four and five stars by their name that haven’t done it yet. They need to have some guys step up and, not only be good, be great. That’s what it takes to win the SEC."

LSU didn't just lose a few key players. The Tigers lost "program-changing type players" from last season's squad.

“You lost your top two receivers, your quarterback who had the best season in college football history, a game-changing running back, your best pass rusher, two inside linebackers," Tebow continued. "What they lost wasn’t just ‘some really good players.’ It was pivotal positions and program-changing type players. I think they’ll be good, but they won’t be able to compete to win the SEC.”

LSU has a chance to prove Tebow wrong as the Tigers begin their 2020 campaign on Sept. 26 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.