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After Vanderbilt reached bowl eligibility with a big win over Ole Miss (and collected their third road win for the first time since 1873) , James Franklin embraced some of his assistants, and even athletic director David Williams on the way to the locker room.

That didn't surprise us. Anyone who knows Coach Franklin knows that he is a passionate guy and we're sure that he wanted to make sure that his assistants knew that their hard work was appreciated and that they enjoyed the moment.

But on the way to the locker room, Franklin corners the Vanderbilt mascot (known as "Mr. Commodore"), picks him up, and personally escorts him over his shoulder to the locker the room to celebrate with the team.

After enjoying that section of the video, be sure to go back to the beginning and catch the pregame atmosphere in the locker room. Great stuff.

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.