Tennessee fans at Gator Bowl react to Steve Spurrier, Josh Dobbs being recognized before kickoff
It was a tale of two different types of cheers for two former SEC quarterbacks before the Gator Bowl on Thursday night. While the pre-dominantly Tennessee crowd cheered loudly for former Volunteers signal caller Josh Dobbs, there were plenty of boos for Florida Heisman Trophy winner and former Gators coach Steve Spurrier.
And in typical Spurrier fashion, he had the perfect response. After hearing the loud boos, Spurrier began performing the Gator chomp.
Check out each different response from the crowd when the two ex-college players were announced in the videos below.
Dobbs completed 63 percent of his passes for nearly 3,000 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a senior in 2016. He went in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who traded him to the Jacksonville Jaguars last September after two seasons.
Dobbs didn’t appear in a game during the 2019 NFL season, but he dressed for all his home games at TIAA Bank Stadium, where the Gator Bowl is annually held.
Spurrier, of course, earned ire from Tennessee fans as head coach of the Gators and South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier posted a 13-9 record as a head coach, including 8-4 at Florida, against the Volunteers. Spurrier also went 10-6 all-time against legendary Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer.
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