Georgia mascot Uga not making trip from Savannah to Los Angeles

According to wsbtv.com in Atlanta, University of Georgia officials have announced that Uga, Savannah resident and the beloved mascot of UGA, will not be making the cross-country trip to Los Angeles for Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship game.

The line of pure white English bulldogs, which epitomizes everything Georgia, has been owned by the Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler family of Savannah since Uga I first graced the campus in 1956.

WSB reports that spokespeople said there were several options for Uga to attend the game, but the cross-country distance and time it would take to travel made it difficult for the bulldog.

Instead, Uga will be cheering on his fellow Dawgs from his home in Savannah.

He was given his name, an abbreviation for the university, by William Young of Columbus, a law school classmate of Seiler. Each of the Uga mascots is awarded a varsity letter in the form of a plaque, identical to those presented to all Bulldog athletes who letter in their respective sports.

The current mascot (whose actual name is "Que") assumed the title of Uga X at the age of 2 1/2 years in 2015. During his audition, he made appearances at the Countdown to Kickoff event in July 2015, as well as Picture Day in August, before presiding over the entirety of the 2015 football season. Que capped his inaugural season by leading the team to a 24-17 victory over Penn State at the 2016 Taxslayer Bowl.

In the 2021 season, Que reached heights attained by just one of his ancestors, UGA III, when Georgia won the 2022 CFP National Championship Game.

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