Great Clips of the Week: Sponsors are leading to CFB coaches being doused by things other than Gatorade

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - Jan. 6, 2020 at 11:35 a.m.



DRINKING ALL THE GATORADE — It’s bowl season, and basketball season, and simultaneous playoff season in the NFL (we know, we know: playoffs?!!).

Which means it’s time to celebrate. Like, a lot of teams will be celebrating in these weeks.

But there’s an interesting new trend to celebrations, sparked by college football and corporate dollars.

As always, click the video above for more Great Clips of the Week. And stay frosted.

G-R-R-R-R-R-R-EAT win, Devils

The Gatorade bath is a time-honored tradition in sports, especially for championships, rivalry wins, or just big moments like streak-busters.

But sometimes, Gatorade just won’t do — especially in college football.

In the Football Bowl Subdivision, where teams are playing in one-off bowl games sponsored by any company willing to pay at least $300,000 for naming rights (depending on the game),

Take, for example, Arizona State after a 20-14 win over Florida State in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

Yes, the Sun Devils’ first bowl victory under head coach Herm Edwards was sponsored by Tony — not Kelloggs, or Frosted Flakes.

Still, the postgame bath beats getting doused by an actual tiger.

Likewise for Ohio’s Frank Solich, whose Bobcats beat Nevada 30-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to set up an epic French fry dump, because, well, it’s Boise.

¯_(ツ)_/¯

Of course, sometimes tradition is the only way to go — and that means Gatorade.

Just don’t try to douse Penn State’s James Franklin, who is now the Nittany Lions’ leading tackler.

Hopefully no bowl game is sponsored by The Home Depot or Acme anvils in the future.

Last week's Great Clips:

Tigers drop Gaels for best start in decade

The biggest result from the opening weekend of West Coast Conference play undoubtedly came from Stockton, California, where Pacific beat Saint Mary’s 107-99 in quadruple overtime for the Tigers’ first home win over the Gaels since 1997.

The Tigers improved to 14-4 with a 10-1 home record — their best since 2007-08 — and the first 2-0 start to league play since rejoining the WCC in 2013. And it was thanks in large part to Gary Chivichyan, who’s clutch trey to beat the double-overtime buzzer extended the game from deep.

“I don’t think I’ve ever played in a game like that before and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a game like that before,” Chivichyan told the media after the game. “That was probably one of the best basketball games I have ever witnessed in my life.”

Weber got hops

Staying a little closer to home, how about this dunk from Weber High’s 72-57 win over Northridge on Friday?

Max Triplett had a game-high 15 points to lead the Warriors, Cache Clark add 13 and Cannon Devries 12 for Weber, which improved to 6-3 with its first win in Region 1 play.

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