(WBIR) The University of Tennessee's lovable mascot has a starring role in a new commercial for the SEC Network.
Smokey appears alongside seven other animal mascots from schools around the conference.
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ESPN posted the new commercial titled 'Take It All In' on YouTube Friday.
The 30-second spot shows fans interacting with the mascots as Andrew Gold's "Thank you for being a friend" plays throughout. UT's bluetick hound is seen guarding one of Neyland Stadium's end zones during the commercial.
ESPN's YouTube post said the special bond mascots share with their fans is "often more than fandom, it's friendship."