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Football coach quickly explains to golf reporter that she caught the “wrong person” in an embarrassing mix-up

A South Carolina football coach was forced to fact-check the statements of a Golf Channel reporter on Thursday after she confused him with NCAA football legend Vince Young during a live interview at the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

“Played six seasons in the NFL, is arguably one of the best NCAA quarterbacks in Texas, and started playing golf about four years ago,” reporter Lauren Withrow told Everette Sands, an offensive specialist for The Citadel football team, and he responded with a smile.

“What was the biggest change for you when moving from the ultimate team sport to the ultimate individual sport?”

“Now I apologize, you have the wrong person,” Sands replied, embarrassedly noting that he was not Young, who is also participating in the tournament.

“I'm Everette Sands from Citadel, and I'm the football coach there.”

He then tried to answer Withrow's question.

“But the great thing about golf is that I’m not just competing against myself, but against everyone else.”

Withrow shared her “thoughts on day one” of the tournament in an Instagram Stories update, adding a caption about “learning from the mistakes.”

You can watch the Mediaite clip of the embarrassing mix-up below.

Sands later told Scott Eisberg, the sports director of WCIV in South Carolina, that he thought Withrow had introduced himself to him.

“She said 'Vince' … and 'Can I get an interview after you tee off?' and I said 'sure,'” said Sands, who noticed the error when she began commenting on aspects of Young's football career.

“And I thought, 'She thinks I'm Vince Young.'”

Eisberg, who told Sands he handled the situation “like a pro,” asked him if Young found the whole ordeal laughable.

“Vince came up to me and I said, 'Hey, Vince, how are you? My name is Vince Young,'” Sands joked.

“And he just kind of smiled and I said, 'Well, let me tell you the story behind it,' and he had a good laugh about it.”

While Sands may not be the icon of the Texas Longhorns, the South Carolinian native had a remarkable football career at The Citadel, where he was described as “one of the best to ever wear the team's uniform.”

Sands, who was inducted into the school's athletics Hall of Fame in 2004, was “never penalized with a tackle” and never missed a game or practice during his college career, according to The Citadel's website.

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