When you win, you can still lose…Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators lose in the game of smack against Lane Kiffin and the Tennessee Volunteers

September 22, 2009

Dont worry Ronin, I wont mess this one up!

Don't worry Ronin, I won't mess this one up!

Gloria is incensed at Billy’s blowing his money again and is also suspicious of how it happened. On the way to Sidney’s apartment, she tells Billy: “Sometimes when you win, you really lose. And sometimes when you lose, you really win. And sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic globule, from which one extracts what one needs.”

We love to talk smack here.  Scoreboard smack is the best defense as well.  But Urban Meyer needs to take a course from us.  His smack is tired and he needs help in developing effective trash talk. Here is something for the IPhone hipster crowd.

Now, here is something for the rest of us out there….

That is how you talk trash.  Or like this here…

The USA Today chimes in on the chirping that Urban Meyer is doing…

Its okay you won this one...my wife is much hotter than yours Urban...

It's okay you won this one...my wife is much hotter than yours Urban...

Florida coach Urban Meyer sent one more salvo toward Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin on Sunday, saying he thought the Vols seemed to play to keep the score down, rather than get a victory. As Florida Today‘s David Jones reports after the closer-than-expected 23-13 Gators victory in Gainesville, Meyer said on his Sunday teleconference of the Vols offensive plan:

First, before we really even begin to examine the validity of that quote, you have to remember what he and others were saying before the game.  You had Tebow jump to the defense of his coach and you had Urban saying how the comments “fired him up.”  10 points is not really fired up, when the number Vegas put on the game was 29.5.

“When I saw them start handing the ball off, you didn’t feel like they were going after the win. So we kind of, they wanted to shorten the game and that’s kind of, I think, the plan. I remember looking out there and there’s 10 minutes left in the game and there’s no no-huddle (offense being run by UT). They are down by, I think it was 23-6 and the urgency … .

Did you watch the game?  Crompton was throwing the ball directly to your guys!  Of course you wanted them to throw the ball, so they could fall into the trap of allowing you to run it up on them.  What they didn’t do was panic, which kept them in the game and had them in it late, until guess what?  Crompton throws a pick.

“I do have respect for their defense. Eric Berry is a great player, I just watched his interception (of a Tim Tebow pass on Saturday), great play. So why put yourself …  ‘Let’s find a way to win the game.’  …  we’re not trying to impress the pollsters we’re trying to win the game. I think a lot of it had to do with the way they were playing. That made our life a little easier.”

That too was funny.  You are not trying to impress the pollsters.  Oh really?  the record would seem to suggest other wise.  Jeff Schultz states why you should just shut up and not say any more.

So, basically Meyer: 1) Ripped Tennessee’s game plan, which actually gave Tennessee the best chance to win; 2) Claimed he’s not trying to impress pollsters, this from someone whose team since 2007 has had point totals of 62, 56, 56, 51, 63, 49, 56, 70, 49, 59, 59,49, 51 and 59.

Meyer looks like a tool. How about just say, “The other team played great and it turns out the other coach is not a moron.” Instead, he alibied that several of his players had the flu.

We know that you are playing for the pollsters.  Every big blowout is designed not to get the second string work, but to say, ” We are the top dogs…respect us.”  The USA Today finishes….

Kiffin could not be reached on Sunday. But a story in The Knoxville-News Sentinel said the Vols’ plan was to use their running game behind a veteran line.

It sounded as Kiffin had a great gameplan that almost worked to perfection.  The running game was devastating to the Florida defense and can be a blueprint to beat the Gators.  It is after a game like this that I root for your demise.  I back Lane, since he was a Raider….True Raiders just don’t lie down.  They have something to say.  The LA Times reports on Lane firing back.

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Lane Kiffin is still talking

September 21, 2009 |  6:53 pm

It seems Lane Kiffin just can’t help but give his opinion.The University of Tennessee football coach was back in the news today, sparring again with Florida nemesis Urban Meyer and also weighing in to give Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian, a former co-worker, some friendly advice after the Huskies’ upset over USC.

Responding to earlier comments by Meyer that Tennessee didn’t appear to be playing to win Saturday and that his own team was battling the flu, Kiffin at first said he would not respond.

Sure, Lane, you have nothing to say…. This is where a true player strikes.

But then, after he was asked whether he was worried about the Volunteers being struck by the flu, he said, “I don’t know. I guess we’ll wait, and after we’re not excited about a performance, we’ll tell you everybody was sick.”

Wow!  Now you have an excuse built in for bad performance and you are shooting back at Meyer in a quiet, subtle way that you can’t get fired for and takes even more of the luster off his star.

Kiffin also said, “This off-season [Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive] made a big deal of renewing vows in terms of what we say about other teams, other coaches and other players. Obviously, Urban feels he doesn’t need to follow that. We won’t say anything else.”

Then you play the “I’m above all this” card and the fact that you are playing by the rules to add that last little dagger in the relationship.

Finally, you can send a text message to a colleague/friend riding him about good times.  That is the master of smack.  Whether you are winning or losing, you should be able to dish it out…

As for what Kiffin told Sarkisian, it came via a text message, one of many received by the first-year Huskies coach after Washington downed USC, 16-13, on Saturday.

According to Sarkisian, it read: “Well, you should retire now.”

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