Video Description: (courtesy - Jeff Bennett) How the paw came to Clemson, straight from the man in charge.
Hootie Ingram's Wikipedia bio - Cecil W. "Hootie" Ingram (born September 2, 1933) is a former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator in the United States. He played for the University of Alabama from 1952 to 1954 and was selected as an All-SEC defensive back in 1952. He worked as an assistant football coach at several colleges, including the University of Georgia and University of Arkansas before receiving a head coaching assignment at Clemson University from 1970 to 1972. He was an administrator with the Southeastern Conference in the 1970s and later served as an athletic director at Florida State University (1981–89) and Alabama (1989–95).