Steve Spurrier by no means misses an opportunity to get in a dig at Tennessee


Steve Spurrier at all times had a knack for beating Tennessee throughout his numerous head teaching stops, and he has at all times been fast to ship a fierce one-liner within the Volunteers’ route. 

He did it once more this week when discussing the place the Volunteers’ season goes after getting crushed by South Carolina (one in every of Spurrier’s previous stomping grounds) to all however eradicate them from faculty playoff rivalry. 

Spurrier stated he “virtually feels sorry” for Tennessee and went again to one in every of his traditional Volunteers digs, through the Publish And Courier.

“They’re not going to win the division, they’re not going to win the SEC, they’re not going to get in that last 4. They’re simply going to have slightly bit higher than common yr now. Somebody informed me, ‘Tennessee might be headed for the Citrus Bowl now.’ I suppose that’s sort of a imply factor to say.”

When Spurrier was teaching at Florida and in yearly battles with Tennessee for a high spot within the nation, he would normally make cracks about Tennessee getting postseason comfort prizes, and even as soon as quipped that “you’ll be able to’t spell Citrus with out UT.”

The joke, in fact, being that the Citrus Bowl shouldn’t be actually the bowl a top-tier faculty soccer program would ever wish to be enjoying in. Particularly when a nationwide championship is the purpose and expectation.

Spurrier owned a 14-10 all-time file in opposition to the Volunteers and even after he’s now not teaching in opposition to them he nonetheless has a solution to get some wins in opposition to them.   

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