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Monday December 30, 2013 Tebow joins ESPN as analyst for SEC Network

Tebow Time is returning to the SEC.

Former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow has agreed to a multiyear deal with ESPN to work as an analyst for the SEC Network.

According to ESPN.com, Tebow's main role will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, a traveling football pregame show that will originate from a different campus each week. The SEC Network is set to launch in August.

Tim Tebow

"I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity," Tebow said in a statement. "When I was 6 years old, I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC."

Tebow is scheduled to make his ESPN debut Monday during the pregame coverage of the BCS National Championship between Florida State and Auburn.

"Tim is an SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network," Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president of programming/college networks told ESPN.com. "Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans."

Tebow, who was released by the Patriots in the preseason, was at UF's regular-season finale last month against FSU. He spoke to the Gators prior to the game.

Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy and helped the Gators win two national titles (2006 and 2008) during his iconic career in Gaineville.

Safe to say, the first time Tebow returns with SEC Nation the pregame atmosphere at The Swamp will be lively.

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