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Citadel coach handles all-time awkward mid-round interview incredibly well after being mistaken for a college football legend

June 07, 2024

For years, golf fans have clamored for more mid-round interviews. But on Thursday, they found out how doing one on live TV can go wrong. Really wrong.

During Golf Channel's coverage—which was produced by PGA Tour Entertainment—of the Korn Ferry Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am, someone decided to put a mic in front of college football legend Vince Young during his round. There was just one problem. The man they talked to was NOT Vince Young.

Instead, it was Citadel assistant football coach Everette Sands. And despite this all-time awkward case of mistaken identity—including the reporter gushing about all of Young's football accolades—he handled the situation extremely well. Have a look, listen, and a laugh—that is, if you're not cringing too hard.

"Now, I apologize, but you've got the wrong person," Sands says in the clip. "I'm Everette Sands. I'm from the Citadel, I'm a football coach." Wow, that's a tough watch.

Now to be fair to Golf Channel, Vince Young is playing in the event. Of course, the University of Texas legend is also 6-foot-5, while Sands stands at 5-10. Oh, and he actually looks like Vince Young.

That being said, Sands is a bit of a legend himself. The guy rushed for nearly 4,000 yards at the Citadel and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2004. And he seemed to thoroughly enjoy his day on the course—even the interview!

Well played, Everette. And go Bulldogs.