KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Fans noticed a budding friendship between Smokey and the Oregon Duck after the UT Vols beat the Florida Gators 38-28 Saturday.
It all stemmed from Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson's comments to reporters at practice before the big game, "Nobody has ever seen a duck pull a truck. Florida Gators are going to win, simple as that," Wilson said. "That's it on that. Any other questions?"
On Monday, VFL Films tweeted a video of Smokey feeding the ducks with the caption, "Hey @TheOregonDuck, apparently pulling trucks makes you hungry. You have a friend in me. Your Friend, Smokey." The video was retweeted more than 3,373 times.
The Oregon Duck responded to Smokey's video tweeting, "SMOKEY let's get dinner sometime. The dog treats are on me." The Oregon Duck's tweet has been retweeted over 700 times by fans.