Jesus, can the Laner possibly get more unctious?
Asked about Meyer’s comments, Kiffin chose his words carefully:
“I’d say this. This offseason the (SEC) commissioner (Mike Slive) made a big deal about our renewal of vows about what we’re supposed to say about other teams, other coaches, other players.
“Obviously, Urban feels he doesn’t need to follow that. I won’t say anything else.’’
Asked if he’d ever say an opponent didn’t play to win, Kiffin said, “No, I would never say that.’’
He’s college football’s Eddie Haskell.
… He was known for his neat grooming — hiding his shallow and sneaky character. Typically, Eddie would greet his friends’ parents with overdone, good manners and often a compliment such as, “That’s a lovely dress you’re wearing, Mrs. Cleaver.” However, when no parents were around, Eddie was always up to no good — either conniving with his friends, or picking on Wally’s younger brother Beaver. Eddie’s two-faced style was also typified by his efforts to curry favor by trying to talk to adults at the level he thought they would respect, such as referring to their children as Theodore (Beaver’s much-disliked given name) and Wallace, even though the parents called them Beaver and Wally.
To Junior’s credit, the two-faced stuff was pretty good, though.
… Kiffin did say something else, though, indirectly taking a swipe at Meyer.
Meyer said a flu outbreak among several key players adversely affected Florida’s performance against UT.
Asked if he was concerned about flu striking Tennessee, Kiffin said:
“I don’t know. I guess we’ll wait and see, and after we’re not excited about our performance, we’ll tell you that everybody was sick.’’
By the way, is Kiffin going to draw Mike Slive’s wrath for mentioning Corch Meyers by name? Stay tuned.