Tennessee routed Northwestern 45-6 in the Outback Bowl on Friday, so you’d think the Vols haters would be quiet for a day.

You’d be wrong though.

Haters never sleep and the Vols needed some defense.

Who came to their aid?

None other than top ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt:

So he pretty much took down Fox Sports writer Stewart Mandel with one Tweet, but he wasn’t done with his Vols defense.

Obviously, Van Pelt’s brave defense of their team pleased Vols fans: