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2015 SEC Media Days: Looks like it's on between Butch Jones, Steve Spurrier

HBC jabs, Butch jabs back.

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

They call it "talking season". I wonder why?

Here's a quote from Steve Spurrier earlier about the Tennessee Volunteers.

We were 7-6 -- same as Tennessee and the same as Arkansas -- and I think they're sort of celebrating big seasons last year. So we were celebrating also. We were doing some cartwheels and high-fiving after that Independence Bowl game because it was a year that could have gone real south, and guys hung in there and somehow or another found a way to win the game.

So there was HBC's jab at the gang up at Rocky Top. Butch Jones was up later, and he had a response.

Ah, OK. That's why it's called talking season.

To Jones' credit, he is 2-0 against Spurrier. Last year at Williams-Brice Stadium, the Vols came out with a stunning 45-42 victory after the Gamecocks coughed up a fourteen point lead with less than five minutes remaining. We all remember Spurrier's non-presser after that. That was a season after a gut-punch of a 23-21 loss in Knoxville, a game that USC entered as the 10th-ranked team in the country and during which Connor Shaw was hurt.

Get your markers or pens out and circle the calendar: Round 3 of Spurrier vs. Jones is November 7 at Neyland Stadium. There's a lot of buzz surrounding the Vols in 2015, but you know that HBC and Co. would love nothing more to hang a loss on Tennessee in their own house.