Steve Spurrier developed a reputation delivering one-liner zingers largely directed at Florida’s top rivals, including Georgia, Florida State and Tennessee.

So shortly after one of his former assistant coaches toppled the Vols, Spurrier delivered a classic troll job.

“They just thoroughly beat Tennessee,” Spurrier told Andy Staples of The Athletic. “It wasn’t any fluke. There weren’t any fluky plays. They were 26-point underdogs, is that right? Rocky Top might be Rocky Bottom for a week or two until they win one, I guess.”

Spurrier was no doubt proud of Shawn Elliott, who was an offensive line coach and running game coordinator on Spurrier’s staffs at South Carolina, and later co-offensive coordinator. Elliott was named interim coach after Spurrier stepped down in 2015. Spurrier respected Elliott so much that he re-shaped his offense around the fundamentals that Elliott brought from Appalachian State. There’s also a narrative that Spurrier wanted Elliott to get the South Carolina job after he left.

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The Vols return to action this week against BYU, and then play Chattanooga ahead of the game at Florida, a matchup Spurrier will likely watch closely.