His mother was not surprised by the phone call.
Sean McVay was on the line from Southern California, where he had gone through a series of final interviews before the Rams made him the youngest head coach in modern NFL history.
“I have the job,” McVay told his parents, who were at home in Atlanta.
“You ready for this?” Cindy McVay asked.
“I’ve been ready for this my whole life,” McVay said.
On Friday, after attending her oldest son’s introductory news conference, Cindy recounted the exchange.
“We laughed,” she said, “because he’s only 30 years old.”