Russ to be on sidelines vs. rival

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ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia has gone to its mascot bench for Saturday night's game against No. 7 Georgia Tech.

Russ, the 5-year-old half brother of Uga VII, will be prowling the sidelines when the Bulldogs face the Yellow Jackets Saturday night. He hopes to follow the success of another substitute, Otto, who filled in for four games in 1986, including an upset of Auburn, and served as co-mascot with Uga IV for a victory over Georgia Tech.

Uga VII died suddenly Nov. 19 from heart-related causes at age 4, lasting less than two seasons as the latest in the school's long line of white English bulldog mascots.

Russ may also serve as mascot in Georgia's bowl game, but won't be considered for a permanent role. Uga VIII will be selected after the first of the year.

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csrareader 11/27/09 - 08:21 pm
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Attaboy Russ... Go Dawgs!

Attaboy Russ... Go Dawgs! Stomp the Yellow Maggots!

mosovich
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mosovich 11/27/09 - 09:13 pm
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I haven't slept since last

I haven't slept since last week worrying about this.. So glad they found a fill in..

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smartie 11/27/09 - 11:21 pm
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get ready to be famous, russ.

get ready to be famous, russ. the dawgs are going to smash those stinking yellowjackets under your watch.

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baronvonreich 11/28/09 - 01:04 am
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It won't matter. Willie's

It won't matter. Willie's defense couldn't stop a high school offense. I'll be shocked if GaTech doesn't hang half a hundred on them.

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JerryAtrick 11/28/09 - 04:23 am
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Hey man, no stealing Gators'

Hey man, no stealing Gators' lines! I am ready to do it to the Criminoles today! I'd like to hang a benjamin on them.....

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