DESTIN, Fla. — Grasshopper, meet the master.
As five SEC football coaches — Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier, Kentucky’s Rich Brooks, Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino and Auburn’s Gene Chizik — waited for an elevator Tuesday after a four-hour pow-wow at the SEC’s spring meetings, a handful of reporters quizzed Spurrier about the proceedings. Were there fireworks between Kiffin and Florida’s Urban Meyer, whom Kiffin accused on Feb. 5 of breaking a non-existent NCAA rule? (Answer: No.) Were there any new rules suggested? (“Some of these schools have too much time in the summer,” Spurrier joked.) Did Spurrier feel he owed Kiffin an apology for accusing the first-year volunteers coach for his December comments about Kiffin calling recruits before being announced as head coach?