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Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer addresses coaches in enemy territory

GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Urban Meyer spoke at a coaching clinic in Huntsville, Ala., on Thursday. For those unfamiliar with Alabama geography, Huntsville is located in the northern part of the state near the Tennessee line. (Alabama territory. Tennessee territory. You get the idea.)

Meyer addressed about 1,000 high school coaches for almost an hour and a half, speaking about his tenets of coaching Gators fans have come to know: leadership, family, passion, defense, ball control, special teams. Meyer even dissected plays from the Southeastern Conference championship game. (Remember, the game when UF outplayed Alabama in the fourth quarter.)

Afterwards Meyer spoke to reporters for about 10 minutes and was asked about Utah's fight to gain access to the Bowl Championship Series. Meyer, who coached at Utah, said that his former team couldn't survive the grind of an SEC schedule.

Meyer was also asked if he's tired of people asking him about Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin.

"I don't do that anymore," Meyer said. "I did and I just don't answer. I don't know Lane. If you want to talk about Brandon James or Major Wright or Joe Haden or our players, don't think there's any me vs. him. It's Florida vs. Tennessee. That's the way it is."

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