http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2009/mar/24/kiffin-responds-florida-teams-comments/

Lane Kiffin was once again asked Tuesday to defend himself about some public comments he has made as Tennessee’s head football coach.

This time, the questions came from ESPN’s First Take.

Kiffin was first asked about recent comments from Florida’s football team that defended Gators head coach Urban Meyer, who Kiffin incorrectly accused of cheating in the recruitment of Nu’Keese Richardson.

Florida players said they would rally around their coach and had Kiffin’s comments posted in their locker room for motivation.

“First of all, I think it’s a pretty neat thing for Tennessee that our logo is in Florida’s locker room right now,” Kiffin said. “So when recruits go through there and tour their facilities, they see the Tennessee logo.

‘That’s pretty exciting for us.”

Kiffin downplayed whatever psychological advantage such comments could give either team.

govolsextra
3/24/09