Steve Spurrier at a restaurant opening in August 2021. Legendary Florida Gators head ball coach Steve Spurrier gets animated as he makes comments before a ribbon cutting to officially opening his new restaurant Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille in Celebration Pointe, in Gainesville, Fla., Aug. 10, 2021. SpurriersRibbonCutting06

Steve Spurrier, the ol’ Ball Coach, is almost known as much for the trash he talked off the field as the championships and trophies he won on it.

One of the legendary coach’s famous whipping horses was the Tennessee Volunteers football program. For whatever reason, the Vols always brought out the best barbs from Spurrier.

Retirement has done little to change that fact.

The Volunteers suffered a humiliating defeat to the South Carolina Gamecocks, 63-38, on Saturday in a game that saw the Vols lose Heisman-contending quarterback Hendon Hooker for the season to an ACL tear.

Spurrier was not going to let the Vols’ latest loss go unnoticed.

“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,” Spurrier told the Charleston Post and Courier this week. “They’re just going to have a little bit better than [an] 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.”

No word yet on if the Volunteers will head to the Citrus Bowl at the conclusion of their season.

[Post and Courier]