South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier made internet waves for taking a shot at Tennessee yet again on Thursday.
According to Josh Kendall, a reporter with The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., Spurrier gave his own take on the Vols' coaching situation of the past few seasons.
A tweet from Kendall's @JoshatTheState account quoted Spurrier as saying, “Will be the 14th time I’ve coached in Neyland Stadium. … I’ve coached there more than some of their head coaches.”
That tweet soon made the rounds, prompting stories by USA Today and NBC Sports, to name a few.
Kendall also noted that Spurrier took time to point out that the News Sentinel's John Adams, among others, picked Arkansas to beat the Gamecocks last week in what turned out to be a 52-7 South Carolina win.
The remarks, of course, aren't the first time that Spurrier has taken a shot at Tennessee, or other foes.
While coach at Florida, he variously referred to Florida State as “Free Shoes University,” commented that the real tragedy about a fire in Auburn's library is that some of the books hadn't been colored yet, and took particular pleasure in pointing out that “you can't spell citrus without U-T” in reference to the Vols' trips to the Citrus Bowl, and that Peyton Manning returned for his senior year with the Vols to try to become the first three-time Citrus Bowl MVP.
Ironically enough, Florida, not Tennessee, would play in the Citrus Bowl that season.