GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Three years ago, Jevan Snead envisioned
himself as Florida's starting quarterback, the guy who would follow
Chris Leak, direct coach Urban Meyer's spread-option offense and
help the Gators win another national championship.
It seemed like a perfect plan, until Snead realized another high
school All-American, some dude named Tim Tebow, also was
considering playing for the Gators.
Snead backed out of his commitment to Florida, signed with Texas
in February 2006 and eventually transferred to Mississippi.
When he leads the Rebels (2-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) into
The Swamp tomorrow, Snead's role will be much different from the
one he used to imagine: he'll be trying to play spoiler against the
fourth-ranked Gators (3-0, 1-0).