Meet the Kings of the Couch: Smells Like Duke Spirit


Nate Swanson

King of the Couch group Smells Like Duke Spirit, consisting of (from left) Michael Ryan, Chris Rieger, Clay Lynam and Julian Race, rock ‘n rolls out Duke pride with their music inspired outfits.

Seniors Clay Lynam, Chris Rieger, Julian Race and Michael Ryan have combined two things that really “rock”: music and York Community High School, with their King of the Couch group: Smells Like Duke Spirit

Q: What inspired your King of the Couch group?

A: We’ve been wanting to do a King of the Couch group since freshman year.  We also like music, rock and Nirvana, so Smells Like Duke Spirit.

Q: Besides going to football games and dressing up, what do you do to spread school spirit?

A: I mean, we’ve been to a lot of practices. We haven’t missed a day.

Q: Why does your group deserve to win King of the Couch this year?

A: Effort. We are more determined than other groups. This is our main activity and we’re taking this super seriously.