Exclusive: Uga VIII to be revealed

By Tim Guidera - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A new University of Georgia mascot, Uga VIII, will be introduced Saturday at the school's homecoming game against Vanderbilt.

And while the Seiler family, who have owned UGA's bulldog mascots for the last five decades, do not want to reveal too much before the collaring ceremony later this week, they have provided WTOC with information that is not available anywhere else, including Uga VIII's actual name, which is Big Bad Bruce.

Here's a little more on the top dog Georgia fans will meet for the first time Saturday:

Name: Big Bad Bruce
Named For: Bruce Hollet, longtime veterinarian of the Uga mascots and associate dean of the UGA Veterinarian College
Lineage: Grandson of Uga VI
Age: 1 year, 1 month
Weight: 55 lbs.
Most Resembles: Uga VI, who fans might remember always looked like he was smiling.

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