Remember when Lane Kiffin, as Tennessee’s then head coach, called out Urban Meyer and Florida and accused them of cheating? Meyer hasn’t forgotten, I’m sure, but he has no beef with Lane Kiffin.
The AJC asked Meyer what he thought of Alabama hiring Lane Kiffin as its next offensive coordinator, and he cleared the air and said he had no beef with Kiffin.
“I think it’s great. I have a lot of respect for Coach Saban. There has been a lot of publicity about Lane Kiffin and I having issues. There’s none. We’ve talked many times since. He’s obviously a good football coach, and I wish him well. I think it was a great hire for Alabama.”
Meyer was also asked about Florida State ending the SEC’s Championship run, the one he helped start in 2006 that continued through the 2012 season. Meyer said it’s good for college football to have parity.
“I think it’s big. I think it’s a great story about FSU winning it. But at the end of the day, we’re so busy, we’re just worried about Ohio State. I think college football needs some parity around the conferences. The SEC has been kind of dominant, and we were a big part of that (when I was at Florida). But in college football, it’s good to have some parity.”
It’s good for Ohio State that the SEC’s reign of terror ended, because Ohio State can dip down into the southeast and recruit better. I wonder how upset Meyer was that he wasn’t the coach to break the SEC’s record?
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