â‡¥â‡¥Kiffin analyzed the SEC championship game during a radio interview on Tuesday. Here's what he had to say:â‡¥â‡¥
â‡¥â‡¥"It will be a real interesting match-up," Kiffin said. "Florida has better players, and Alabama has better coaches, so we'll see."â‡¥â‡¥
Yes, while the Vols won't be in Atlanta until New Year's Eve, this year's defeats in battles on the field have not prompted any cease-fire in the one-sided war of words.
â‡¥â‡¥As for Kiffin's prediction of the SEC championship game: "It's kind of hard to call," he said. "There's a bunch of great players on both teams. Florida has so much speed. I think you'll see Alabama will out-scheme Florida, and Florida has given up 28 sacks this year when a bunch of guys come free. But the problem is Superman (Tebow) is back there. It comes down to can you tackle him."
Read any Lane Kiffin quote about Tebow, and you would think he got turned down for an autograph or something. Read anything Lane Kiffin says about Florida, ever, and you get the feeling that he was really good at pestering those around him into submission in his adolescence. (I suppose the only reason there wasn't a Carlos Dunlap shot in there is because a DUI doesn't measure up to armed robbery.)
Perhaps, at some point in the future, Tennessee will have either the players or the coaches to either match up with Florida or Alabama or earn an SEC Championship Game berth. Until then, I guess we'll have to deal with the best thing about Tennessee football (Non-Eric Berry Division) being Lane Kiffin's mouth of mirth.â†µ
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