Georgia’s new bulldog mascot has passed his audition and finally earned an official title.
“Que,” who has served as the unofficial replacement for Uga IX this season, will be formally named Uga X at Georgia’s home game against Georgia Southern on Nov. 21.
Que is replacing his grandfather, 11-year-old “Russ,” who worked 25 games as an interim mascot from 2009-12 and then 38 games as the official mascot from 2012-14. Russ compiled a record of 44-19.
The 1-year-old Que made his debut as mascot in Georgia’s preseason picture day for fans, making his rise to official status only a formality.
Frank “Sonny” Seiler’s family, based in Savannah, has bred the line of English bulldog mascots since Uga I made his debut in 1956.