I don't know exactly how much he learned from Tebow. But I can tell you that Auburn basically took it upon themselves to not just teach Newton how to play the position, but how to be a leader. It was like position coaching to them, this is how a leader holds himself, this is how a leader talks to his team, this is what a leader does in this situation. We're talking about actual, tangible things you do in certain situations, not some vague and useless crap like "leaders rise to the occasion". And they also taught the members of the team how to respond to Cam Newton, basically how to be led. When your leader talks to you, respond physically, pick yourself, get going. It's really interesting how direct they were in teaching that stuff. People like to think that leadership comes natural or it doesn't come at all. I don't think that's true at all. I think you train forms on being a leader just like you train forms on being a defensive end, or a wide receiver. It's a role you play, one you accept and you work at. Newton had to see how Tebow worked at it, he's not blind and deaf. He seemed to embrase his role as Auburn's leader. And so naturally when the SEC Championship Game was over, a bunch of offensive linemen came over to Newton asking him to let them hoist him on their shoulders. And so naturally, Cam Newton lets them. But in reality, maybe it's not so natural after all...it's behavior that is taught and learned. What is important then, is that Auburn took the time to teach him how to be a leader, and he took the time to learn it.