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South Carolina's Shane Beamer on Mayo Bath After Bowl Win: 'It Was Awful'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVDecember 30, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 30: Head coach Shane Beamer of the South Carolina Gamecocks is covered in Duke's Mayonnaise following their 38-21 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Duke's Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium on December 30, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Getting doused in mayonnaise is a good incentive to avoid ever again slipping into the Duke's Mayo Bowl.

As a reward for his team's 38-21 victory over North Carolina on Thursday, South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer received the ceremonial mayo bath:

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Not surprisingly, Beamer was not a fan:

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Shane Beamer on the mayo bath: "It was awful, to be honest with you."<br> <br>"I've got mayo in my pockets. I'll be getting mayo off me for months."

Leading up to the Duke's Mayo Bowl, the 44-year-old conceded he's "not a big mayonnaise guy" but that he'd be a good sport because being subjected to the spectacle meant the Gamecocks came out victorious.

College football players are increasingly opting out of bowls in order to focus on the NFL draft. Next year, whichever coaches are unlucky enough to get the Duke's Mayo Bowl invite might choose to spend the holidays at home as well.