Uga VIII to debut before Vandy game

Richard Hamm/ Morris News Service
Layla Smith, 1, casts a wary eye on Russ as she has her photo taken with the University of Georgia’s stand-in mascot during Picture Day at Sanford Stadium.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 2:28 PM
Last updated 7:56 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- The Seiler family will introduce Uga VIII, the new University of Georgia bulldog mascot, Oct. 16 at a pre-game ceremony before the homecoming game against Vanderbilt.

Uga VIII will replace Russ, half-brother of the previous mascot who stepped in when Uga VII died Nov. 19, 2009, said Swann Seiler, whose family has owned and bred the signature UGA bulldogs since 1956.

When Russ stepped forward, the Seiler family had several possible replacements for Uga VII, but all of the puppies were too young to take over at the start of this season.

Russ knew his was only a temporary position. At 5 years old, he is too old to become a permanent replacement, Swann’s father, Sonny Seiler, said over the summer.

The University of Georgia Athletic Association has not finalized arrangements for a change-of-mascot ceremony.

The Bulldogs are scheduled to take on the Commodores at 12:21 p.m. in Sanford Stadium, with the game airing on the SEC Network.

 

 

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justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/05/10 - 01:34 pm
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Hope he can tackle!

Hope he can tackle!

Chillen
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Chillen 10/05/10 - 01:38 pm
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Maybe he'll be a good luck

Maybe he'll be a good luck charm for them! Lord knows they could use it.

follower
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follower 10/05/10 - 01:56 pm
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Justthefacts, lol, that's

Justthefacts, lol, that's funny.

TheChairman
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TheChairman 10/05/10 - 02:39 pm
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Wonder how long it will take

Wonder how long it will take him to hit the town and get arrested? THWG!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/05/10 - 03:02 pm
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Hey Chair, 30-26.

Hey Chair, 30-26.

CryoCyberTronics
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CryoCyberTronics 10/05/10 - 11:29 pm
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Lets hope that UGA VIII is

Lets hope that UGA VIII is the missing aspect that's been missing from the University of Georgia Football team... Because it would be a shame to wast a good mascot like UGA VIII, if Bulldogs fail to win another football again this season, and they have to bring back the very first University of Georgia's mascot whos' name is "BILLY the Goat"...!!!

CryoCyberTronics
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CryoCyberTronics 10/05/10 - 11:36 pm
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How bout' them Dogs, Bulldogs

How bout' them Dogs, Bulldogs all the way, Go Dogs... Still #1 in the State of Georgia...!!!

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