Big Bad Bruce Arrives

ATHENS - Georgia will welcome the eighth version of its mascot on Saturday.

UGA VII is introduced to the Bulldog Nation at the opening game in 2008...

In the meantime, UGA VIII, or Big Bad Bruce, will have his mug splattered all around the Internet until the unveiling.

UGA VIII is replacing UGA VII, who had the shortest run of any mascot in the line's history. Russ, UGA VII's half brother, has been filling in during the interim. It is expected that Russ will be on hand for the game as well. UGA VIII is the grandson of UGA VI, but not the son of UGA VII according to Sonny Seiler, who has raised the dogs for decades.

The "collaring" ceremony will take place a few minutes before kickoff with UGA President Michael Adams doing the honors.

Dean Legge talks about the passing of UGA VII...

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