Steve Spurrier isn’t coaching in the SEC anymore, but that didn’t stop him from taking a shot at the Tennessee Vols this week after their 63-38 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks this past weekend.

Spurrier, who coached the Gamecocks from 2005 to 2015, told the Post and Courier this week that he almost feels sorry for the Vols after their loss to South Carolina.

“It was impressive,” said Spurrier of South Carolina’s win. “And those receivers caught everything. And the O-line gave him time. Yeah, I almost feel sorry for Tennessee.”

“They’re not going to win the division, they’re not going to win the SEC, they’re not going to get in that final four. They’re just going to have a little bit better than average year now. Someone told me, ‘Tennessee is probably headed for the Citrus Bowl now.’ I guess that’s kind of a mean thing to say.”

Nov 19, 2022; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker (5) throws a pass against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Classic Spurrier, right? That sounds like a quote straight from 1997ish.

But as always, there’s one way to keep Spurrier quiet — win.

And the Vols didn’t win on Saturday night in Columbia, despite the fact that their championship hopes rested on that matchup.

So the result is that Tennessee is no longer in the College Football Playoff picture and Spurrier gets to throw some jabs at the Vols.

And you know Spurrier is never going to pass up a chance to take a shot at Tennessee.

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