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Clemson’s president does pushups in the mascot costume

Graham Watson
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University presidents rarely do anything that fans would notice unless it involves hiring or firing a coach.

But Clemson University president James Barker made sure to change that perception over the weekend.

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After the Tigers went up 27-7 in the third quarter against Furman, the Clemson mascot did 27 pushups to mark the score. And Barker was there — in the mascot outfit.

Yep, Barker did the 27 pushups and then ripped off the mascot head to reveal himself to the roar of the crowd.

Barker is a 65-year-old doing pushups in a hot mascot outfit on a moving platform. How many of you could do that? And those mascot uniforms can get a little ripe. I'm just sayin'.

Barker is now the most popular -- and probably the fittest -- university president in all of college football.

H/T to Lost Lettermen

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