Photo: Clemson Duck at tailgate before Clemson-FSU


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Duck wearing a Clemson football jersey on campus

Clemson has some of the most diehard and loyal fanbases in college football as Tigers come from all across the country to see their football team play seven times a year in Death Valley.

However, not just Tigers but ducks are now venturing into TigerTown on gameday weekends.

A large duck was being walked with a lease traveling to its tailgate spot near the location of the Tiger Pregame show on Saturday morning.

It was fashionably dressed wearing a youth Clemson #89 jersey (Jay Jay McCullough fan) as it walked and quacked down the road.

Swinney used a story back in 2010 with ducks and eagles to describe people that just complain all the time.

"It is a true story about this guy who is actually a cab driver in New York City," Swinney said. "It’s a really great story about the power of attitude. Some people sit around and whine and complain, like a bunch of ducks, all quacking at the same time. Other people choose to soar like eagles, and rise above their circumstances. You have a choice every day to be an eagle or a duck. I shared that with the team, and I told them I didn’t want a bunch of ducks, that I wanted them soaring. I ask them, ‘are you quacking or are you soaring today?’ They have related really well to that, and that just popped into my head yesterday."

Here is a brief, entertaining video of someone that had two ducks as pets.

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