“He’s like all the freshmen,” Ted Roof said. “His head’s spinning, but he’s worked hard like the rest of them, and he’s got a long way to go like the rest of them.”
T.D., whose twin brother Mic is a freshman quarterback at Charlotte, said in June that playing for his father was "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" that he couldn't turn down. His father acknowledged the same, asking "How many fathers get to see their sons when they go away to college every day? Not many."
It’s Ted’s first time coaching either of his sons since they were 5 and he was head coach at Duke. It was a coach-pitch baseball league.
“And the biggest thing was where we were going after the game to get the snack,” he said.
For now, Ted Roof is keeping any warm fuzzies private. Coaching his son, he said, is not different than coaching anyone else.
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“Right now, it’s like every other linebacker,” he said. “When he does good, I tell him he does good. When he makes a mistake, we correct him. There really hasn’t been any issues so far, and I don’t anticipate there being (any). He knows he’s accountable for his action and his performance. All he wants is what he earns. As a dad and as a coach, that’s what he deserves, whatever he earns. Like I said, he’s got a long way to go, but I’m proud of him, just like I’m proud of all of them.”
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