Phil Steele’s 2011 College Football Preview is hot off the presses and it’s that time of the year to go over mascots in Phil’s Top 40 (or 52 in this case) that have yet to be covered. The list is fairly thin this year but there are a few surprises left. This week is no slouch. I’m going to check out yet another Trojan but this time it’s T-Roy from Troy. With Troy being in Alabama, their football and their tradition is a big deal and T-Roy exemplifies that. There’s a strange wrinkle to this story, however. The tradition of stealing mascots live on as T-Roy is currently missing!
We’re inching closer and closer to a new college football season and we are counting down the mascots that have yet to be profiled on Mascot Monday, using Phil Steele’s Pre-Season Top 40 Rankings for 2010. This week we are looking at #32’s Middle Tennessee State’s Blue Raiders and their mascot, Lightning. He’s kind of this Pegasus looking thing that came from a line of mascots wrapped in some controversy. The other interesting note from this week’s entrant is just how high a Sun Belt Conference team made it in the rankings. We’ll get to that and Lighting rocking the stage so let us strike right through this.