Friday, February 06, 2009

Open Mouth, Insert Awesome


Remember back in the decade that I like to call "the 90's", and to an extent, the early 2000's, when Florida/Tennessee was a can't-miss game every season. Over the years, you had Fulmer, Spurrier, Manning, Grossman, Jamal's Lewis's, Wuerrful, etc. and the game almost always meant the SEC East title. Well, obviously the importance of that rivalry has lessened over the past few years. One might argue that a rivalry can only occur when both teams are good. And that just hasn't been the case recently (don't give me the Vols team 2 years ago, they were terrible). Fortunately, there appears to still be a spark on this rivalry's fire and it might just be growing again.

The new Tennessee coach was reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference and issued an apology on Thursday for falsely accusing Florida’s Urban Meyer of a recruiting violation. Earlier in the day, Kiffin told fans at a breakfast celebrating UT’s recruiting class that Meyer violated rules by phoning Nu’Keese Richardson (ed. note - nice name) while the wide receiver prospect was on an official visit at Tennessee.
“I love the fact that Urban had to cheat and still didn’t get him,” Kiffin said, according to a WVLT-TV report.


The initial reaction to this quote by the majority of football fans is probably something along the lines of, "what a fucking idiot". He's coaching a 4-5 win team in a MASSIVE rebuilding mode. Kiffin should be worried more about his own house than someone else's. Accusing a two-time national champion coach of shenanigans is probably not a wise idea either. And that is probably the right sentiment that you share. It wasn't a smart thing to say. The Gators are probably going to beat the Vols by 40 this year and Urban won't forget that line. He'll probably try to rub it in because that is what dickheads do.

But I love it. Let's be honest, that Tennessee program had become so stale and pedestrian over the past 5 years. There was no juice in the program. The fans weren't excited anymore. Rocky Top wasn't as boisterous as it used to be when Peyton Manning was choking during his tenure there. But now the fans are reinvigorated. They have to be! I mean, holy shit, their brand new coach that had an ugly divorce from the Raiders just accused Florida's coach of cheating! That is fucking awesome. Who cares that he apologized? He said it. It's out there. He would have never said it if he didn't believe it.

Now it's time to back that shit up. Remember when Jim Harbaugh took the Stanford job and immediately slammed USC? How did his team respond that year? They went into LA and beat the fucking Trojans in one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Lane Kiffin just threw down the gauntlet and it's time for the Vols and their fans to get behind him. I love this saavy move so much.

Lane Kiffin is a genius...or he's the dumbest man on the planet. Either way, that UT/UF game this Fall is once again going to be a must-see. See you all on Monday to discuss the Pro Bowl (not really).

17 comments:

Mr. Ace said...

Who cares, he already backed off his statements like a little pussy.

And the SEC Commish ripped him apart.
"The phone call to which Coach Kiffin referred to in his public comments is not a violation of SEC or NCAA rules. We expect our coaches to have an understanding and knowledge of conference and NCAA rules."
Basically calling him a fucktard.

I was like most college football fans at first because all I was thinking was that I can't wait to see Florida destroy them next year. But I also loved it, because that game now became must see. Kiffin is still a d bag though. I fully expect him to be fired within the next 6 years, I think he was a terrible hire.

Jeff said...

Don't forget Jim Harbaugh coming out and ripping the Michigan program saying that none of its players did their own academic work and pretty much getting disowned by the university and its alumni because of it. Can't wait for Stanford to be the next team to go to the Big House and give meeshigan another early season non conference loss to an unranked opponent.

Mr. Ace said...

Did you just read the same blog as I did? I am confused.

And speaking of PAC 10 teams coming into your house...how bad do you think the Trojans will hand it to the Fuckeyes next year? Just the tip? Or does Carroll go balls deep into Tressel's skull again?

Jeff said...

A blog about coaches talking shit on other programs? Yes i did. The best thing is is that Harbaugh is a UM alum and he still ripped on them. Ohio State will beat USC in the shoe next year. When will Michigan get some balls and schedule big non conference opponents? Oh wait they have to worry about beating Notre Dame, App. State, and directional michigan schools first.

Dustin said...

How is kiffin gonna back it up? Did you forget that Jesus and your butt buddy Tim tebow is still In college?

Ace- when are you going to stop living through other teams success over the buckeyes? Just accept the fact that Jim tressel will never lose to richrod and stop talking about USC.

Dustin said...

And what's michigans record against USC recently again?

Mr. Ace said...

Jeff- Let me learn you something. Tenn and Florida are what we call rivals. This trash talk means something, they play each other every year.

Harbaugh is a tool and was pissed because Michigan had no intention of making him their next head coach. He can say whatever he wants because he is over in Standford and we pretty much never play them. And he has made outrageous comments before...remember when he guaranteed Carroll would be in the NFL last year?
Hey, remember Utah fucktard? That team that went undefeated last year? We played them, remember? fucktard?

Dut, Not every Fuckeye needs you to come to their rescue like a fag version of Superman. And if you do feel the need to do that, what does that say about those you are rescuing...

So fuck off to all of you.

GMoney said...

God dammit, why are we on OSU/UM? Knock it off.

MUDawgFan said...

Beat the rush - take Florida and the points right now. No spread is too high.

Anonymous said...

We are on OSU/UM, because OSU are pricks.

W said...

Why would anyone want to talk about anything other than the Buckeyes?

Jeff said...

Ace- So you got a lucky pick with losing to Utah and them going undefeated, still not a BCS conference school. Michigan going to play out there next year?

I think not.

GMoney said...

I accuse commenter Jeff of molesting sheep. I will not retract this statement.

Jeff said...

Between volunteering myself to "tongue wash your balls" as you so vividly put a couple days ago and being accused of molesting sheep, I'll chalk one up in the W column for my commenting this week.

Thanks G$!!!

GMoney said...

You're gonna go far in this world, kid. This is only the beginning.

W said...

As ruler of the W column, your chalk is denied.

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