One of the truly great things about college football — specifically the SEC — are the rivalries that tend to develop between coaches.
Whether it’s Steve Spurrier taking shots at Tennessee, or Lane Kiffin trying to get Urban Meyer in trouble with NCAA compliance, it’s always fun to watch SEC coaches go at it.
In recent years, however, it feels like we’ve lost some of those rivalries. Perhaps it’s because of all the turnover that’s happened over the last 5-10 years at various programs.
But don’t worry — those rivalries are coming back. Thanks to Tennessee Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
The third-year Vols head coach made a hilarious quip on Thursday about Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart’s golf game.
And the comment didn’t go unnoticed.
Jeremy Pruitt talking competitive advantage with SEC coaches: “Every time I’ve played golf with Kirby Smart, he’s the only guy who always finds his ball in the woods — always.”
— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) September 10, 2020
It didn’t take long for Smart to respond, via Twitter, by taking a swipe at Pruitt’s golf game.
For the record – I don’t play golf with 25+ handicap golfers
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) September 11, 2020
If you’re a college football fan, you have to love seeing this type of back and forth. It’s part of what makes the sport so great.
By the way, I’m sure both of these coaches have spent plenty of time in the woods looking for their golf ball — there’s a reason neither of them are on the PGA Tour.
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