Friday, November 20, 2009

A Damn Good Dawg

Yesterday, a beloved member of the UGA community and the school's mascot, Uga VII, passed away. While it may seem a little odd for a university community to mourn the passing of a dog, the Uga mascot has been a well-loved and honored dog. The Uga mascot has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was named the nation's top mascot in 1997, had a small role in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and attended the Heisman trophy presentation with Herschel Walker.

A few years ago, my family and I were able to go onto the field before the UGA-Marshall game, and while the football game, the food and the whole event were great, my kids favorite part was getting to see Uga and his dog house on the sidelines. Our hearts go out to the UGA community and the Seiler family.

Uga VII, you will be missed. As the Bulldog nation says, you were a "damn good dog"!


  1. So sorry. How does UGA go about finding another mascot?

  2. At this point how does the applicant pool for EA this year compare to last?

  3. Anonymous: The Seiler family, who are the owners of all of the Uga mascots, will select another dog this year to take up the mantle of Uga VIII.

    As for how the EA applicant pool is looking, it is a little smaller than last year, it is stronger than last year, and it looks like a number of people took my advice when looking at the academic ranges and decided it was okay to apply RD (as it is neither easier or harder to be admitted EA vs RD), as a number of applicants on the lower end of the EA range last year are not there this year.

    We still have a lot of work to do in looking at the applicants vs the overall pool, but that is my impression so far.