Mike Honcho mania has arrived on Rocky Top. Tennessee’s Jordan Beck has embraced the new name given to him by skipper Tony Vitello.

The ESPN2 broadcast of Friday night’s Tennessee-Vanderbilt rivalry clash featured an in-game interview with Vitello. The UT skipper was asked about Beck being called for an illegal bat, taking a 1st-inning home run off the board. Vitello joked that Beck is actually a man named “Mike Honcho,” a reference to the 2006 movie “Talladega Nights.”

“I don’t even know that Jordan Beck should be at the University of Tennessee,” Vitello said. “He forged his transcript. He is actually a 35-year-old man named Mike Honcho.”

Tennessee fans can support their new favorite Volunteer. Beck has updated his Twitter profile, embracing the nickname and promoting a shirt sold by The Vol Shop. Breaking T is also a Honcho-themed shirt.

No word on whether Honcho has an NIL deal.