Wiedmer: Spurrier hasn't lost his dagger for Big Orange

photo South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier talks with reporters during Southeastern Conference Football Media Days in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday, July 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

You never know what Steve Spurrier will say next.

The featured speaker at the Chattanooga Sports and Events Committee's fundraising dinner Saturday night at the Chattanoogan, the South Carolina football coach actually had a few kind words for former Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer.

"They ought to put Coach Fulmer on an NCAA committee [to change college football]," said the Ol' Ball Coach, who often needled Fulmer when Spurrier was at Florida. "He's a common sense guy and they need some of that. We're really pretty good friends these days."

This wasn't the only time Spurrier mentioned the Big Orange, though it was his only reference to Fulmer.