Former Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer was named UAB’s new head football coach recently.
Ahead of the Blazers’ showdown against Miami (OH) on Friday, he stopped by to watch his squad in action.
Cameras on the sidelines caught an encounter between Dilfer and one of the cheerleaders that immediately went viral.
The video largely speaks for itself:
Trent Dilfer showing a UAB cheerleader his Super Bowl ring & taking a picture pic.twitter.com/WuMQIn0xsj
— 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 @𝗙𝗧𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱𝟳 (@FTBeard7) December 16, 2022
With social media being what it is nowadays, reactions to the clip poured in immediately.
They were roughly what one would expect:
— Jackie W Jones Jr feeling bad for my teams (@JackieWJonesJr) December 16, 2022
It was fine and good until the shoulder touch.
— SkersNews (@SkersNews) December 16, 2022
Future scandal in the making lol.
— Pats Buzz (@PatsBuzz) December 16, 2022
“this the ring my defense won me” https://t.co/j02QA0peqW
— Dalton (@daltine_cracker) December 16, 2022
This like that dude showing his Costco card https://t.co/7Ak64X3lDg
— Le5-6 (@deepyy_) December 16, 2022
Cannot lose games and still win in this league https://t.co/o5iEU99fNG
— Kyle Revou (@KyleRevou) December 16, 2022
coach rizz undefeated https://t.co/FguvZ3w3y6
— Hunter Ambrose (@hunterambrosee) December 16, 2022
Is this creepy to anyone else? https://t.co/zQ9zhXN0Vj
— Matt (@slink2419) December 16, 2022
This has been a wild year for college football cheerleaders. Between the cheerleader fight that went viral a few months ago, Coach O behaving exactly the way you’d expect with a group of dancers and Michael Irvin’s encounter with some Miami cheerleaders – it has been one thing after another.
In some ways, Dilfer’s viral video is just par for the course.
The photos speak for themselves.https://t.co/ox4S39NiAH
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 16, 2022
For what it’s worth, in their final game without Dilfer calling the shots UAB ended up prevailing over Miami (OH) 24-20 to improve to 7-6 on the year.
How will Dilfer ultimately perform at the helm of UAB’s college football program come 2023?
An answer one way or the other will emerge soon enough.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.