In the Rich Brooks era, the Kentucky Wildcats and Clemson Tigers were not the best of friends.
Both schools met in the Music City Bowl in 2006 and 2009, with the Cats pulling off the upset victory in the first matchup, and the Tigers sending Coach Brooks into retirement in the second, kickstarting Joker Phillips’ time as UK’s head coach.
The two teams have only played 13 times in history, with Kentucky owning the series lead 8-5.
This afternoon, however, the bands of both teams crossed paths in Knoxville traveling home from their Saturday road victories, and instantly bonded.
As you all know, Clemson’s in-state rival is South Carolina, and they are well aware of our rivalry with the Cards.
“We stopped in a mall in Knoxville and ran into Clemson’s Band. The Winners Mall,” Kentucky band member Hayden Hooper said in an Instagram post.
We took care of business against their rival, they laid the wood on ours.
You have our respect, Tiger Nation.