They're living, breathing creatures. But, there's something different about these animals.
It's true, many mascots at college football games are students dressed in furry costumes that are there to get the crowd fired up by all of their antics.
However, there are a few "live" mascots that by their mere presence bring the best out of all college football fans alike. Not only are they revered by the school's faithful, but they are beloved and mourned when they pass on.
In the next 10 slides, I will count down the top 10 "live" college mascots. Some will say that being from the South, I might show bias. Instead, I've looked into the history and looked at what each mascot means to their school and come up with my top 10.
I want to hear your opinion after seeing my top 10. Did I miss one or two? Am I smoking something by my No. 8 not being my No. 1? Is there something that needs to be added to a particular mascot? Let me know.