Columbia, SC (WLTX) -Ever wonder how a college mascot prepares for the start of the football season?
Cocky, USC's beloved mascot gave News 19 a behind the scenes look as he heads to his first practice of the season.
The Gamecock football players weren't the only guys heading to practice on Friday. Cocky was working hard at Williams Brice running stairs.
After doing some cardio, Cocky headed to the Strom Fitness Center to lift some weights. He tried to bench press more than 200 pounds, he struggled a bit but got some help from the Gamecock faithful.