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College football roundup: Tebow hired as TV analyst

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ESPN announced on Monday that former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was hired as a TV studio analyst for the SEC Network.

Tebow will make his ESPN debut on Jan. 6 for the BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Florida State.

Tebow's primary responsibility will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, which will debut Aug. 28, 2014 and will resemble the ESPN's College Gameday format, except with a focus on the Southeastern Conference.

ESPN noted in its announcement that Tebow's role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue playing opportunities in the NFL.

Tebow last played in an NFL game in 2012, when he got into 12 games for the New York Jet

---Marques Tuiasosopo accepted an offer to become Southern Cal's tight ends coach, the Seattle Times reported.

The former Washington quarterback was the Huskies' interim coach after Steve Sarkisian left to coach the Trojans on Dec. 2. Tuiasosopo guided Washington to a 31-16 win over BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl on Friday.

---Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Mike Evans will declare for the NFL draft after Tuesday's Chick-Fil-A Bowl, according to NFL.com.

Manziel, a redshirt sophomore, has thrown for 3,732 yards with 33 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this year. He is ranked the No. 2 quarterback and No. 17 overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com.

Evans, also a redshirt sophomore, has 65 catches for 1,322 yards with 12 touchdowns this season. NFLDraftScout.com ranks him the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 8 overall prospect.

---Duke's David Cutcliffe was named Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year after guiding the Duke Blue Devils to their first 10-win season, eight-game winning streak and ACC Coastal division title this year.

Cutcliffe also has won Walter Camp and Maxwell Award coach of the year honors this year.
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