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Lane Oden
College football fan and lover of all things BBQ. Living in SEC territory.
Lane Kiffin is one of the most hated coaches in all of football. Even Alabama fans can't stand him.

10 Reasons Why A Bama Fan Hates Lane Kiffin

In the wake of my piece on why someone might be inclined to hate Urban Meyer, I was asked to choose another hated coach in college football and put together a similar piece. The list ended up being one name long.

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Top 10 Reasons To Hate Urban Meyer

Yesterday, Mike Bianchi addressed quotes from an interview that Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley, had with Bucknuts.com.

“Oh, don’t even bring up Bianchi. He’s awful. He’s a hater. He hates Urban for some reason and I don’t know why.”

She went on to go over a list of reasons why Gator fans, and SEC fans in general, are meaner than our Big Ten counterparts. I understand the need for a coach’s wife to stand by her man, so to speak. But, clearly, she’s missing a detail or two in Meyer’s history. She was there when Urban left both Utah and Florida, right?

So, since she’s apparently forgotten, here are my top 10 reasons why it’s OK for Mike Bianchi, a Gator fan or any SEC fan to hate Urban Meyer.

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June Jones Wants Small Schools To Play Football In Spring

In a radio interview with sportstalk station WDAE-AM, June Jones made big waves in the small pond that makes up the mid-major conferences. SMU fans and fans of other schools in the American Athletic Conference listened intently and then muttered a deep sigh.

“I think the have-nots [non-Power Five leagues] should go ahead and move to the spring just like the USFL did.”

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Bobby Livingston hangs Alabama flag from Kyle Field.

Is Practicing Shoddy Construction Taking A Rivalry Too Far?

When I set out to write an article about Bobby Livingston, the ironworker who allegedly used a crane to hang a Bama flag at Kyle Field in College Station, I expected to write a quick article about the merits of people on both sides of the issue. It seemed clear from the beginning that most Bama fans (perhaps some other fans) viewed it as part of a growing rivalry. But there were also those who decried Livingston’s shenanigans as being unsafe and not belonging on the job site.

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