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Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida Gators former quarterback Tim Tebow on the field before the 2014 BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow embracing analyst job while waiting on another shot at the NFL

Tim Tebow is still waiting for that phone to ring with an NFL team on the line ready to give him another shot. It hasn’t happened yet, which baffles his former college football coach Urban Meyer.

In the mean time, Tebow is preparing for his job as a football analyst for ESPN’s new SEC Network, which debuts Aug. 14. While Tebow would prefer to be playing football, he is loving his new job.

“I love doing this,” Tebow told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “I want to do this for a long time. I love talking football and I love being around it.”

Tebow said some teams have called though he didn’t name which teams. If one of them offers him a job, ESPN is prepared to let him leave to puesue another opportunity in the NFL.

“We want to be fair to Tim in terms of things that are important to him, but at the same time we want him as a part of this network,” Justin Connolly, ESPN’s senior vice president in charge of programming for college networks, said. “If something happens, he has a place to come back to.”

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