SEC stadiums are no joke to play in. The loudest of the loud reside in the Southeastern Conference, and for years teams have been simulating these cathedrals leading up to away games. We’ve all heard it before, coaches bring out the loud speakers and “turn them up to 11″ during practice to get the players accustomed to the wild environments they’ll be facing.
This weekend, the Washington Huskies hit the road cross country to the Bayous of Baton Rouge, where the Tigers will be waiting, licking their chops.
Baton Rouge is no normal place to play in, where anything can happen with the Mad Hatter, aka Les Miles, at the helm. Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian is fully aware of the mystique surrounding the Banks of the Bayou, and therefore has enlisted the services of a live tiger.
“I was like ‘Oh, a tiger? Why do we have a tiger here?” redshirt freshman linebacker Travis Feeney told the Times. “It was kind of scary at first.”
“Coach wants us to get used to it so when we play them and come out of the locker we already know that it’s there and there is no distraction.”
This is exactly why we love college football.
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