â†µSome people are going to try to crush that blundering enthusiasm out of you, of course. Like Todd Helton, who insists you're about to learn what the SEC is all about: â†µâ†µ
â†µHelton has reason to beef with Kiffin: he's a diehard Vol, a former â†µstarting QB who lost this starting job to Peyton Manning, and a Fulmer â†µloyalist. But this is very much the same stuff said about Urban Meyer â†µin his first year, along with now humorous statements like "The spread â†µoption will never work in the SEC." Two SEC and national titles later, â†µthey were obviously totally right. â†µâ†µ
â†µTherefore, as a Florida fan and avowed enemy of all things Orange and White, I'm obligated to say that Lane Kiffin is acting like a total â†µtwit, and that at this point in his still-fetal career as Tennessee â†µcoach he probably couldn't pick Smokey's handsome bluetick profile out â†µof a lineup of random hounds. However, saying he doesn't understand â†µthe SEC is just an exercise in the obvious. Urban Meyer didn't â†µ"understand the SEC" either, and he still managed to win nine games in â†µyear one. â†µâ†µ
â†µNow, Meyer's demonstrably better as a coach and way more handsome and â†µmakes more money and lifts more weight and could beat up your dad â†µwith one hand tied behind his back 'n stuff. That's not the point. â†µWithout coaching a single game in the SEC yet, let's appreciate Kiffin â†µfor what he has been thus far: a hell of a cabaret act in the tired â†µoffseason. If it goes wrong, Tennessee at least gives us something to â†µlaugh at, and if it goes right, they've got a young coach with nowhere â†µto go but the NFL. The equation looks a bit funky, but the numbers â†µwork out nicely for a college football fan either way. â†µ(H/T to WarBlogEagle.com for the image.) â†µâ†µ
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