Michael Chang/Getty
May 20, 2015 11:30 AM

University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones was having a pretty good opening day of practice, until he heard a familiar guitar lick wafting into his stadium.

It was Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s beloved song “Sweet Home Alabama,” which isn’t so beloved at UT, considering that in 2014, the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide racked up its eighth consecutive victory over Tennessee.

“Why would we have that playing at Tennessee?” Jones is seen yelling in this clip posted to the team’s Facebook page. “Do you think you could go to Alabama and they’d sing ‘Rocky Top’? That’s embarrassing. Are we not at Tennessee?”

Jones immediately dispatched someone to discover the source of the offending song, which turned out to be the school’s nearby baseball stadium. “Run over there and tell them that don’t play here,” Jones commands.

The whole thing is documented in this 30 for 30-style short by the UT crew’s video team. It has more than a little whiff of a stunt to it, but it’s entertaining nonetheless.

You May Like