Chat with LSU's 'Mike the Tiger'

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Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we look ahead to Week 7 for the college football season with members of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, who will compete each week to be named the Capital One Mascot of the Year, awarded on Jan. 1 at the Capital One Bowl on ESPN.

Each week of the season, the 16 mascots will face off in eight matchups with fan voting deciding the winner. At the end of the season, the mascots with the best win-loss records advance to the playoffs.

But, why mascots? Why not! They are the unappreciated glue. Plus, the winning mascot earns $20,000 for the school and the praise of the United Coalition of College Mascots.

This week we've got the LSU's "Mike the Tiger." Currently in 11th place despite leading his football program to an undefeated start, Mike has some intriguing thoughts on his chances to be the Capital One Mascot of the Year, which of his competition he'd most like to eat, and why Alabama has a elephant for a mascot ... which makes little sense.

Send your questions now and join "Mike" Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET!

More Mascot Madness: Capital One Bowl | All-America Mascots | NCAA FB Index

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