Will Muschamp: 44
Dabo Swinney: 46
Yup, they fit the profile. This wasn't anything malicious or even inappropriate. If you think I am wrong it's because you probably haven't spent enough time around men that are 40+ years of age. I have witnessed far too many Dad conversations to think that this was something more than a "head in your hands" attempt at humor. This is just what middle aged men do. They assume every conversation with a female that isn't their wife is flirting, even if it is nothing more than pleasantries and obviously not going anywhere. They invoke sexual innuendo seemingly out of thin air. Basically - to put it simply - they just make things weird. Sit and listen to your father talk to his buddies for more than 10 minutes and you'll wonder why there isn't a probation officer present. Get a few beers in them and the become the most innocently creepy people on the planet. It's like men become privy to a completely separate code of social acceptability once they reach the point of no return. Dabo's smile and laugh may have been forced, but he's had that same reaction before and will almost certainly have it again shortly. I wouldn't even put odds on him forcing that awkwardness on someone else at the next family BBQ, because it's all but a guarantee. I, much like most people reading this, felt about as uncomfortable in my own skin as one feels approximately 5 minutes after walking through a spider web when I originally watched this, but that's just because it was a harsh look into my distant future.