While college football has long been steeped in tradition, there’s a very real possibility that we’ve hit the limit.
In Auburn, you have the toilet-papering of the local trees after a big win. At Georgia Tech, the Ramblin’ Wreck motors out onto the field before every home game. In Death Valley, (the one in South Carolina), Clemson players all pay tribute to a rock before taking to the gridiron.
And now, after you win the Duke Mayonnaise Bowl, the winning coach gets absolutely drenched in the popular sandwich spread.
The new college football tradition of dumping food on top of a winning coach after a bowl game now includes mayonnaise.
South Carolina coach Shane Beamer was the recipient of a mayo bath after the Gamecocks beat North Carolina 38-21 in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.
And, because you have to witness this nightmare to believe it:
MAYO BATH pic.twitter.com/vK1fn9YzFQ
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 30, 2021
How did they get these otherwise serious college coaches to agree to the eggy, oily shower?
Both Beamer and North Carolina coach Mack Brown agreed ahead of time to get doused with mayo if their team won the game. Duke’s agreed to donate $10,000 to charity if the winning coach would agree to a mayo bath.
Coaches beware: You’re going to need some goggles if Frank’s Red Hot ever sponsors a bowl game.