SEC football coaches Urban Meyer, Steve Spurrier and especially newcomer Lane Kiffin have made this a talkative summer.

DESTIN — After nearly six months of public smack talk among high-profile coaches Lane Kiffin, Urban Meyer and Steve Spurrier, SEC commissioner Mike Slive and school presidents have ordered the league’s football coaches to sit in a timeout corner — or be prepared to face the consequences.

“I think my message was pretty clear,” Slive said at the SEC spring meetings. “I had all 5 foot 9 and 175 pounds of me in everything I said to them. This was something that was prevalent when I first came in 2002. … For the last five years, all the focus has been where it ought to be. Then all of a sudden, we were back at it. And that really annoyed me.”

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5/31/09