Now he belongs to the ages.

Adios, Russ.

Some have a hard time with retirement.

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46 responses to “Now he belongs to the ages.

  1. Argondawg

    4 UGAs in 7 years. Russ was a DGD. Here is hoping Que has a long run.

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    • hailtogeorgia

      Russ was also fully grown when he was made Uga – when you consider the age difference with him vs. where the other Ugas were, had he been made Uga at the same age we’d be looking at several more years of him.

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  2. 4 UGAs in 7 years sounds like the gene pool is gettin’ kinda shallow…

    Bear Bryant, JoePA, and Russ all went within weeks of quitting. Couldn’t somebody have sold Michael Adams on their retirement plan?

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  3. Greg

    It pisses me off that these people are still the only ones allowed to “supply” UGA with a dog. It is painfully obvious that they are inbreeding these dogs to the detriment of their overall health. I know Bulldogs have a shorter life span than many dogs, but this is ridiculous. Watching the last few on the sidelines it is plain to see that something is very wrong. I have friends who have the same dog and at 8-10 years old they have more energy than any of these dogs have at any age. I feel bad for the dogs.

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  4. watcher16

    RIP, Russ.

    Fortunately Que looks to be one of the healthier ones in a while. Hopefully they’ve fixed the breeding issues and will make sure he gets his exercise!

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    Sting Talk is on the mother. Compassion is their hallmark.

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    • Those idiots don’t even realize the live version of their mascot doesn’t have a meaningful use and is just a nuisance. I think they barely live beyond a season. Disgusting maggots …

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      • Yeah. When I think of yellow jackets I think of them congregating around trash cans. Between that and their shitty jalopy they rival UC Santa Cruz or whatever California school has the Banana Slug as their mascot for most lame.

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  6. sectionzalum

    damn good dawg

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  7. RugbyDawg79

    DGD

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  8. Denver94

    The Georgia Shelterdogs. Has a progressive, 2016 ring to it.

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  9. Scorpio Jones, III

    Meh…Russ was ok, hadn’t won the East in years, never an SEC championship, sniffed a national championship, though.

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    • AusDawg85

      That was the think about Ol Russ. DGD but really inherited talent from his predecessors who departed too soon. Was consistent, but you could tell he settled for mediocrity. Happy to see we put Que in this season…clearly Russ was getting too old and soft. Frankly we need change to stir things up. If Que isn’t up to a natty in two years, we should replace him too. UGA is simply too good of a program for us to accept a mediocre mascot.

      How long does that damn elephant in Bammer live?

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      • AusDawg85

        Wait. Immediately regret that post. Que is new and is having to clean-out Russ’ Dawg House. It’s going to take him a while to implement his own brand of mascotting. Give him at least a couple of years to get things straight and then expect at least an SEC East crown. Forget competing with the Capital One Mascot Challenge Award for a few years.

        How old is that ugly falcon they fly around on the Plains?

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  10. Macallanlover

    My understanding is they breed “Uga line” of males with several dogs around the state to always have choices to select from. If so, I don’t know how you could do this any better without breaking the lineage completely or changing breeds. You can argue they may have made some poor choices but I doubt they do that in isolation, I think there is some vet scrutiny involved. With an 8-10 life expectancy range, there will always be more turnover than you get with Ralphie, Bevo, Mike, or the Arky Hawg.

    Que is unbeaten, seems to be many more decisions being made that deserve our concern.

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    • Cojones

      Let me add, dog breeders ususally make sure their dog’s genes are spread outside their family lineage tree when breeding. The new breeding becomes the lineage and inbreeding is avoided when careful records are kept (thus AKC certification, etc.). Good breeders usually go back to dogs that possessed the best standard (as judged in dog shows) and bring those breed lines back into play. No dog breeder would ever allow interbred accidents to be presented. English Pointers were generally given as housepets/gun dogs/what-have-you back in my day and were never registered. Sometimes males were neutered or snuffed to prevent future genetic aberrations getting registered (and it was never done without careful consideration of the dog and the breed nor without feelings) . Sometimes entire litters are snuffed due to an unusual circumstance that would call the breed into question in any manner.

      The inbred accusation does not belong with the Seilers nor any legitimate dog breeder. That does not stop unscrupulous people from creating dog mills to sell inbred puppies.

      True dog breeders like the Seilers are light years ahead of silly unknowing remarks aimed at the breeder and the Dawg line out of ignorance.

      Since Uga VIII and Uga IX were litter mates, their age has varied from dog to dog and according to luck. That circumstance also affects cancer rates in humans according to recently published findings in Nature and Science.

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  11. El Dawgo

    RIP DGD. Loved Russ, especially his coloration.

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  12. Debby Balcer

    RIP he was a DGD.

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  13. Dan

    I blame Bobo.

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  14. Russ

    Obviously he was my favorite Uga. Rest well, Russ!

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  15. lakedawg

    Was not picked to be a starter, but earned his time on field! DGD

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  16. Jack Klompus

    RIP- A walk-on turned star. God rest your soul.

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  17. JT (the other one)

    DGD. Russ always look disinterested in what was going on around him.

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