Chat with Minnesota's 'Goldy Gopher'

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Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we look ahead to Week 11 of 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 Minnesota's "Goldy Gopher" -- the only mascot on the All-America team who is considering professional orthodontia services. Keep in mind, Goldy isn't just a mascot -- he was a stunt double in the epic film "Caddyshack" and was reported to have gotten into a few on-set scraps with Chevy Chase. Either way, he's a threat.

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

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