Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zip it already Mr. Kiffin

So now Urban Meyer has another reason to score at will on Saturday. That's right, Lane Kiffin just doesn't know when to shut up. He sort of reminds us of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who rambles incoherently a lot these days.

Like the Gators didn't have enough bulletin-board material when Kiffin took a swipe at the Florida offense. Thanks to Joseph Goodman's blog at The Miami Herald, Kiffin told some beat writers that UF's spread offense could be the reason some top recruits like Nu'Keese Richardson backed out on Florida and wound up in Knoxville.

"You see some kids that don't want to play in that system because a lot of times it hurts them going to the next level for their draft status," Kiffin said.

It didn't take Florida's PR machine long to respond to Kiffin's body blow with a knockout punch of its own. Pulled from UF's response: Since 2006, the Gators have had more wide receivers (six) taken in the NFL Draft (they are tied with LSU and Ohio State).

Did Florida stop there? No. Of course not. Those crafty sports information folks also reminded us that Tennessee has had just one receiver drafted since 2006.

Psst. Lane. Just take your beating this weekend and if (and that's a big if) you ever beat Florida then you can start running your mouth then.

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