Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer
Of all the stories Steve Spurrier recounts about the Florida-Tennessee rivalry, the one of him encountering a Tennessee fan decked out in orange on the beach prior to the 1998 season is right there at the top. Spurrier, wearing his shades, passes the fan and chortles in vintage fashion, "How those mighty Vols gonna be this year?" The fan, unaware that it's Spurrier, holds up his index finger and says confidently, "National champs!" The Vols, after losing five in a row to the Gators, did indeed go on to win the national championship that season. And Spurrier chuckles now, "I'll be damned if he wasn't right."