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SEC notes: Kiffin refuses to play nice

In case you haven't heard, Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin is referenced in a Lil' Wayne rap.

Kiffin outwardly is claiming a gain in "street cred" for this line: "Smoke weed, talk (stuff) like Lane Kiffin."

In the spirit of that idea, there's a new installment from the 34-year-old Kiffin.

When Kiffin and Alabama coach Nick Saban exchanged handshakes after Tennessee's 12-10 loss to the Tide last weekend, Kiffin didn't hold back.

"We'll get you next year," Kiffin told Saban.

That evidently didn't go over well with Saban, who isn't exactly regarded as the most even-tempered man in the league.

In some ways, this lifts the bar for Kiffin's "stuff-talking." As far as we know, Kiffin never said anything to Urban Meyer's face.

Guess the Third Saturday in October rivalry is back in a big way.

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THUMBS UP

Alshon Jeffery

The South Carolina freshman receiver keeps it going with an eight-catch, 161-yard night against Vandy. He caught the winning TD in the fourth.

Mount Cody

We've learned about Terrence Cody's prowess on the defensive line, but this is the first time the opposition has struggled to kick over him. Two fourth-quarter blocked FGs and Alabama is still undefeated.

Rich Brooks

One of the nicest guys in the league, and he consistently gets it done at a place where it's difficult to do so. Reeling without its starting QB, Kentucky goes on the road and beats Auburn. Two wins from another bowl berth.

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THUMBS DOWN

Daniel Lincoln

Looked like the Tennessee kicker's field goal tries were low and weak all day, perhaps because of an unreported leg injury. As in, Lincoln didn't report it to trainers and coaches. That's a no-no.

Lane Kiffin

Before roaring about getting jobbed by officials, knowing the rules is a good plan. It's almost as if he were just begging for a reprimand. Well, he got it. Another one might signal a suspension.

SEC refs

They're back. Another tough week for the officials. Dan Mullen's team on the wrong end of a blown call this week. Bobby Johnson gripes, too, albeit more gently. Where's it all end?

By the numbers

5 - Weeks it required for Steve Spurrier, et al, to figure out Jeffery should be playing (a bunch) as a freshman.

39 - Vanderbilt points in five SEC games.

65 - Distance traveled, in the air, by one of Brett Upson's punts for Vanderbilt.

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He said It

"I guess we're not supposed to do those anymore," Tennessee's Kiffin, referring to the don't-poke-at-other-schools policy from Mike Slive.

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