Gators defensive end Bryan Cox Jr., hasn’t watched HBO’s popular series “Hard Knocks” yet, but the redshirt sophomore isn’t surprised his father, Bryan Cox, a former Dolphins player, is a fan favorite this summer.
“Actually, I don’t have HBO,” Cox Jr. said. “But I’ve heard a lot about it, obviously.” Cox Sr., now the defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons, the team featured on the hit show that offers an exclusive peak at an NFL training camp, has made headlines with his obscure and comical observations on football and life.
During the premiere episode, the former Dolphins linebacker explained a bawdy technique to defeat offensive linemen, much to the delight of his players.
His son, a rotational pass rusher for the Gators, called his father “crazy and “a high-energy guy.”
“He’s like that on the field all the time,” Cox Jr. said.