Live-blogging Lane Kiffin

12:58 p.m. ET Lane Kiffin is in da house. "I thought Coach Spurrier gave you what you wanted." Voted for 11 Florida Gators on first team, he says.

12:59 p.m. ET "I can't imagine it going better than it has." Wow.

1:01 p.m. ET I've seen gubernatorial press conferences with fewer shutters going off.

1:02 p.m. ET "Kids do not want to leave their home state." Like, say, Jesse Scroggins maybe?

1:03 p.m. ET The plan is one reluctantly implemented. "I have not loved everything that I've done. I have not loved everything that I've had to do. But in my opinion it had to be done."

1:05 p.m. ET Ed Oregeron enters the room shirtless and belly dances his way through the crowd of reporters. After Orgeron leaves, Kiffin nods and proclaims the performance "crunk." He tweets to Jesse Scroggins: "What do u think abt UT now?"

1:06 p.m. ET Jesse Scroggins blocks Lane Kiffin on Twitter.

1:07 p.m. ET Kiffin is quieting down now as part of the plan. "Now that we have this energy about our program nationally, that's what we needed to do."

1:14 p.m. ET Says they did their homework on Daniel Hood, who could have come to Tennessee on an academic hardship.

1:15 p.m. ET Monte Kiffin is excited about Eric Berry.

1:17 p.m. ET Like to see any changes in recruiting rules? Head coach should be able to go out in spring. "When I can't get out, I can't really do the research for the evaluation."

1:19 p.m. ET On Orgeron: "Ed's up at 4, and he's had his four Red Bulls by 4:20."

1:22 p.m. ET I think Kiffin just conceded the national title to Florida and the Heism@n to Tim Tebow. In any case, he recalls the questions about Tebow maybe needing to be a fullback when he was being recruited to college. He thinks the same questions, then answers pattern will be true in the NFL.

1:24 p.m. ET Tennessee is not a renegade program ... because their GPA is jumping?

1:29 p.m. ET Kiffin says there will be a billboard going up soon in South Florida "that will give you something to write about." He won't discuss it further. Lane Kiffin: The gift that doesn't know how to stop giving.

1:31 p.m. ET He has apologized to Urban Meyer. "I would think that Florida is not worried one bit about us; we're 5-7." Dream on.

1:39 p.m. ET Thinks Mark Smith, the recently departed strength coach, did some good things. "I felt that we got to a point where we were plateauing a little bit." Within six months?

1:43 p.m. ET Eric Berry will come to the podium.

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