Florida players: Kiffin’s comments make it personal

Florida coach Urban Meyer has said very little publicly about some of the comments directed at him by first-year Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin.
But inside the Gators’ lair? That’s a different story.
Several Florida players say that pictures of Kiffin are pasted throughout their locker room, and they’re still fuming over what they say was a blatant show of disrespect for their coach.

“I couldn’t believe what he said,” Florida junior safety Ahmad Black said. “Not trying to be cocky or anything, but we’ve beaten them four years in a row … by a lot, too. But taking shots at our coach is like taking shots at us. We’re family. It’s definitely personal now.”

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3/23/09