A football coach in South Carolina had to fact-check a golf journalist Thursday after she mistook him for NCAA football icon Vince Young during a live interview at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

“Six seasons in the NFL, arguably one of the best NCAA quarterbacks of all time at Texas, picked up golf about four years ago,” reporter Lauren Withrow said as she spoke to a smiling Everette Sands during the golf tournament.

“What’s the biggest shift you made going from the ultimate team sport to now the ultimate individual sport?” she asked him.

“Now, I apologize, you have the wrong person,” replied Sands, explaining that he’s a coach at military college The Citadel.

He then proceeded to take a swing at Withrow’s question anyway.

“The great thing about golf is that I’m not only competing against myself, but I’m competing against everybody else,” he said.

Check out Mediaite’s clip of the mix-up below.

Later on Instagram, Withrow seemed to acknowledge the mistake with a post about learning from “mistakes.”

For his part, Sands told Charleston station WCIV that he initially thought Withrow was introducing herself to him.

“She said ‘Vince’ … and said, ‘Can I get an interview after you tee off,’ and I was like, ‘Sure,’” said Sands, noting that he soon picked up on her error as she described the career of Young, who was also taking part in the golf tournament.

WCIV asked Sands if Young got a laugh out of the mix-up.

“When Vince came up, I said: ‘Hey, Vince, how you doing? My name is Vince Young,’” Sands recalled.

“He just sort of smiled. I said, ‘Well, let me tell you the story behind it,’ so he did get a little good chuckle out of it.”

Though Sands isn’t the Texas Longhorns legend, the South Carolina native had a noteworthy football career at The Citadel, which describes him as “One of the best to ever wear the Bulldog uniform.”

Sands, who was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame in 2004, was “never tackled for a loss” and never missed a game or practice over the course of his collegiate career, according to The Citadel’s website.


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