Mason's daughter is a freshman lacrosse player. As McElwain would say, "pretty cool!" http://floridagators.com/news/2017/9/27/chris-harry-all-in-the-mason-family.aspx Mason, a 5-foot-3 freshman defender, is the daughter of Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason, whose Commodores (3-1, 0-1) take on the No. 20 Gators (2-1, 2-0) in a Southeastern Conference East Division game this weekend. "Obviously, it's a very unique situation," Mason said. "It's also very cool and definitely very awkward." Maybe it's better she won't be in the stadium. "She's a Gator," her father said. "She loves Dad dearly, but when she signed to go to the University of Florida that's who she committed to. That's the way her dad raised her. I'm good with that. She just knows that when she comes back to the house she better not have on any Gator gear." Makenzie played soccer and basketball growing up and was pretty good at both. Once she got to high school, though, she'd grown a little weary of the two sports and was looking for something new. Something different. And, candidly, "Something that he couldn't tell me how to do or correct me on," she added. Amy Bokker, Stanford lacrosse's head coach, who happened to be a neighbor of the Mason family at the time, introduced Makenzie to lacrosse. Turned out, she was really, really good at it. Meanwhile, her father, one of the brightest defensive minds in all of college football, had no clue how to use a lacrosse stick, much less attacking the crease or breaking a team's ride. In other words, it was a perfect fit. "He just sits in the stands now and is very quiet," she said. "I appreciate that."