Mascot - UGA
Speculation is that our mascot, the White English Bulldog, came from Yale, with whom UGA had strong ties to in its early years. Our
first president, Abraham Baldwin was a Yale man. On November 3, 1920 Morgan
Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote about the school nickname and said, "The
Georgia Bulldog would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a
bulldog, as well as ferocity." On November 6, 1920 after a UGA football game,
Cliff Wheatley used the name "Bulldogs" five times in his story and the name has
been used ever since.
I've heard some talk that a goat was also used at some early
games, but I couldn't find a picture. I guess we should feel fortunate
that we landed the bulldog, otherwise we might be the Georgia Goats!
Registered name: Uga V's Whatchagot Loran?
Record vs. Florida: 0-4
Bowl record: 4-1-0
Career highlights: Defeated UT three time so far in his career, and
shows no sign of letting up. Also an SEC Champion....not too shabby!
Registered name: Uga IV's Magillicuddy Two
Record vs. Florida: 1-8
Bowl record: 5-2-1
Career highlights: A national celebrity, earning undying love of
Bulldog fans everywhere after lunging at an Auburn player in
quadruple-overtime UGA win in 1996. Named best mascot in the nation,
on cover of Sports Illustrated in 1998. Profiled by major TV networks.
Earned feature role in Savannah-based movie ''Midnight in the Garden of Good
and Evil,'' collaborating with director Clint Eastwood.
Registered name: Uga III's Magillicuddy
Record vs. Florida: 7-2
Bowl record: 3-4-2
Career highlights: With 77 wins, the winningest Uga. Overcame major
knee surgery to continue career. Wearing a bow tie and formal collar,
honored guest at 1982 Heisman Trophy banquet with Herschel Walker. Like Uga
I, a medical pioneer -- fourth dog in United States to be treated for
dry-eye with cyclosporin. Honorary chair of the Great American Smokeout.
Epitaph: The Dog of the Decade
Registered name: Ole Dan's Uga Two
Record vs. Florida: 7-2
Bowl record: 2-4
Career highlights: Named to ''Animal Who's Who'' along with such
illustrious company as Chip 'n' Dale, The Cheshire Cat, the Golden Ass and
the Cowardly Lion. Received ''Key to the City'' from hometown mayor at
reception at Savannah Golf Club. Closed out illustrious career with national
championship victory over Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl.
Epitaph: How 'Bout This Dog
Registered name: Ole Dan's Uga
Record vs. Florida: 4-2-1
Bowl record: 3-2
Career highlights: Mascot for two of UGA's best-loved teams, the
underdog SEC champions of 1966 and 1968. Best winning percentage of any Uga.
Personal friend of UGA legends Bill Stanfill, Jake Scott and Bobby Walden.
Epitaph: Not Bad for a Dog
Registered name: Hood's Ole Dan
Record vs. Florida: 2-9
Bowl record: 2-0
Career highlights: Kidnapped twice. Medical pioneer in arsenic
treatment for heartworms. Witnessed Theron Sapp score the touchdown that
broke the nine-year drought against Georgia Tech in 1957. Helped lead UGA to
1959 SEC title, its first in 11 years. Sat on the hood of a Cadillac in the
1960 Orange Bowl parade in Miami, then watched Fran Tarkenton and UGA whip
Epitaph: Damn Good Dog
Career highlights: Filled in while his injured brother, Uga IV,
recovered from knee surgery for four games, including 20-16 win over
nationally ranked Auburn engineered by backup quarterback Wayne Johnson.
(After the game, Auburn officials turned water hoses on Georgia fans
flooding onto the field.) Named by former coach Vince Dooley as his favorite
all-time Uga mascot because he came off the bench and got the job done.