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January 23, 2013

Kiffin on Super Bowl vs. Callahan: 'I would like to think we played pretty good that day'

Monte Kiffin was on the other side of the Super Bowl that Bill Callahan allegedly threw.

But Kiffin said he had nothing to add from his perspective on the comments this week by former Raiders receiver Tim Brown that Callahan, as Raiders head coach, sabotaged his team’s effort against Kiffin and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.

“I have no comment on that,” Kiffin told Dallas-Fort Worth reporters at the Senior Bowl on Wednesday. “I won’t say that very often. But I want to stay away from that. I would like to think that we played pretty good that day.”

Callahan is now the Cowboys’ offensive line coach. Kiffin, the defensive coordinator for Tampa in that Super Bowl, joined the Cowboys as defensive coordinator two weeks ago. So the two men whose units went head to head for that Super Bowl championship are now on the same coaching staff.

Kiffin, asked if Callahan reacted to the news when he was around him, said, “He didn’t. Whatever.”

Kiffin was good-natured in his remarks, but also declined to answer questions about the arrest of nose guard Jay Ratliff.

“I don’t have any comment on that, either. I didn’t hear about it until this morning,” he said.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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