Hypothesis: Clemson's fight song is, appropriately, about locating Clemson's own lost mascot, restraining it, and murdering it.
Background: From Wikipedia, "Tiger Rag" is a jazz standard, originally recorded and copyrighted by the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1917. It is one of the most recorded jazz compositions of all time"
Also from Wikipedia (following a bunch of interesting Jazz history and in-fightin'): "Tiger Rag – 'The Song That Shakes the Southland' – is Clemson University's familiar fight song since 1942 and is performed at all Tiger sporting events, pep rallies and parades... Tiger Rag is a popular song of the Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band. A section of the hit song is played at every LSU home game right after the team makes a touchdown. However, the full version of the song is reserved for very special occasions... Tiger Rag is a secondary fight song for the University of Missouri, Princeton University, and Auburn University."
Data: Here are some lyrics to the standard.
Where's that tiger? [repeat x3]
Hold that tiger! [repeat x3]
Hold him, choke him, kick him, poke him,
Where's that tiger? Where's that tiger? Where, oh where, can he be?
Low or highbrow, they all cry now, Where can that tiger be?
Whip it hard, til' it moans, whip it hard, til' it groans...
Where's that tiger... [repeat refains]
Conclusion: ...yeah, that's about right, Clemson.