I don’t have a daughter, but if I did I’m pretty confident my expression would look just like Gene Chizik’s on prom night.
This might be the greatest SEC football coach picture since Steve Spurrier went to Talladega and drank beer shirtless on the top of an RV. The picture’s perfect in every way, the angry arms crossed, the fact that Chizik is wearing UnderArmour on top of another UnderArmour long sleeve — as he’s contractually required to do until the day he dies — the subtle bicep flex that suggests, “I will choke you to death if your hand moves either north or south of my daughter’s hip,” it’s all perfect.
Everything about this photo is just perfect.
Chizik is every dad on prom night ever.
We really need to photoshop unimpressed Chizik into all sorts of other world events. Beginning with the Gus Malzahn introductory press conference at Auburn.
This photo comes courtesy of the prom date’s mom, who Tweeted it last night along with this comment: “You think my son will come home from prom alive? #chizz”
Chizik’s daughter is sixteen years old and judging from the fact that there were no murders in Auburn, Alabama last night, prom seems to have gone swimmingly.
Plus, according to the boy’s mom on Twitter, “HA HA YES it is real, but he really does like my son..so I hope he was photobombing. Mrs Chiz took it b4 they left.”
This is false.
No dad has ever liked his daughter’s prom date.
As @mattcox Tweeted me the moment this story went up on Outkick, “You’re dead right with that last part. There’s a 6 year old boy out there somewhere that I don’t even know but I despise him.”
Happy Sunday to dads everywhere.