The online feud between members of the Florida and Tennessee football teams now includes Gators defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, who trolled the Vols with three Instagram messages posted on Sunday.
Brantley’s final post of the day was video of Will Grier’s 63-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway with 1:26 remaining, which completed a fourth-quarter comeback for Florida in last season’s 28-27 win over Tennessee.
In one tweet, Tabor promised the Gators would “make it 12 years in a row this year,” referring to a streak of 11 straight wins for Florida over Tennessee. Brantley also reminded the Vols of the streak on Instagram on Sunday.
A few of Tennessee’s leaders didn’t take the bait when asked about Tabor’s tweets:
“We’re not going to feed into that,” running back Alvin Kamara said to SEC Country’s Dave Hooker. “We’re not too thirsty for attention.”
“Play the game,” linebacker Jaylen Reeves-Maybin said. “Play the game. Let us be. You don’t see great players out there saying stuff like that. Just play.”
But one player who did have something to say about Tabor’s comments was Vols running back Jalen Hurd, who took to Twitter to send a message to the First Team All-SEC cornerback:
6'0 , 190. Jst talkin for attention. Not gonna end well buddy ??
— Jalen Hurd (@MrHurd_1) April 15, 2016
Florida and Tennessee meet on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Knoxville, Tenn.