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Sport Ole Miss HC Lane Kiffin has message for media about Alabama

17:40  23 september  2021
17:40  23 september  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Alabama had to sweat out a win against Florida last week, which is something the Crimson Tide have not been all that accustomed to in the Nick Saban era. A lot of people felt the Gators exposed some of Alabama’s weaknesses, but Lane Kiffin wishes the media would stop talking about that.

Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffen © Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffen

Ole Miss is off this week before a huge matchup against Alabama. Kiffin was asked on Wednesday if he is pleased he has an extra week to prepare for facing the No. 1 team in the nation. He took the opportunity to ask the media to stop pointing out Alabama’s flaws.

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“I wish the media would stop upsetting Coach Saban by saying this is a weak team or has weaknesses,” Kiffin said, via Michael Casagrande of AL.com. “I mean, they went on the road into a top-10 team, into the Swamp and won with a freshman quarterback. Got an early lead and hung on at the end and now all of a sudden it’s not a good team and they have weaknesses and they can’t stop people so it doesn’t really help us a lot being around there knowing how that place works.”

Kiffin then doubled down on Twitter.

You can understand where Kiffin is coming from. Any criticism from the media is a dream come true for Saban. The seven-time national champion openly despises when reporters praise his teams and famously refers to it as “rat poison.” Kiffin loves teasing his former boss about that.

Alabama jumped out to a 21-3 lead against Florida in the first quarter and appeared to be headed for a blowout. They instead let the Gators back into the game and barely hung on for a 31-29 win. That gave Saban plenty of material to use to motivate his players. Kiffin doesn’t want the media helping.

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