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Florida, Alabama grandstanding?

Are Urban Meyer and Nick Saban really closing practices because of agents?

Updated: August 13, 2010, 5:02 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

If you believe what college football coaches have said about sports agents lately, they rank somewhere between salmonella and the crusted-up bug juice on car windshields.

Florida coach Urban Meyer explained this week he chose to close Florida's first few practices to the public and the media because he was concerned about the "scumbags" who had access to his players. And prior to Meyer's strong rebuke, Alabama coach Nick Saban compared agents to "pimps" at SEC media days.

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