When T.J. McCoy suddenly transferred from N.C. State to Florida in 2015, it was explained in part as a move meant to bring him closer to his ailing father, Tony, who had been dealing with the ill effects of a successful bout with cancer.
When T.J. McCoy was suddenly thrust into Florida’s starting lineup by injuries to Cameron Dillard and Tyler Jordan, it gave the younger McCoy a chance to follow in his father’s footsteps by doing something great on the field for the Gators.
When the younger McCoy and Florida upset LSU on Saturday, it was time for Tony — who starred as a defensive tackle for Florida in the Steve Spurrier era — to talk some mess.
And did he ever.
#GatorGreat Tony McCoy is VERY excited about @GatorsFB and @Iamtjmccoy heading to Atlanta. #GoGators pic.twitter.com/XpigxcrUnx— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) November 20, 2016
I BEEN TELLIN' YA! WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN' ABOUT, GATORS!? WHAT'D I TELL YOU, BOY!? WE COMIN' STRAIGHT AT YOU, ALL THE WAY TO ATLANTA, BABY! (barks) COME ON, BABY! COME ON, BABY! I'M HERE WITH MY FAMILY: THERE GO MY GIRL, CHRISTINA MCCOY, SAY WASSUP? THERE GO MY WIFE, THERE GO MY SON, ISAIAH, AND WE WATCHIN' T.J. KICK SOME BUTT! GO GATORS!
Nothing has ever been better than this.