Uga X retiring as the most successful Georgia football mascot ever

A Georgia Football legend is riding off into the sunset this summer, as the school has announced a long-time sideline staple will be replaced in 2023.  

Today, the University of Georgia announced that “Que”, AKA Uga X, will be retiring as the mascot of Georgia football. 10-month-old “Boom” will officially take over as Uga XI on Saturday during a pregame ceremony at Georgia’s annual spring game.

Dawg fans got a glimpse of the new Uga during the National Championship game against TCU when ESPN showed a clip of Uga X, who was unable to make the trip to Los Angeles. Kirk Herbstreit made a clever reference to him as “the young redshirt freshman.”

Uga X will retire as the most successful mascot in Georgia history. He took over in November 2015 prior to Georgia’s game against Georgia Southern, a game I happened to attend. It was definitely a wild first game for him, as the Dawgs needed overtime to beat the Eagles from Statesboro.

Things got much better for Que however. During his time roaming the sidelines, the Dawgs won 91 games, two National titles, two SEC titles, and five New Year’s Six bowl game wins. His 91 wins are the most in program history.

Each Uga has been raised by the Seiler family of Savannah. In 1956, Sonny Seiler, who was a law student at UGA at the time, brought his new white English bulldog to a game in Athens. His wife Cecelia made him a jersey with a “G” on the front.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Uga has become so synonymous with the football program that it’s hard to even imagine the team without him. No gameday in Athens is complete without seeing a glimpse of Uga chilling in his air-conditioned doghouse.

Though it will be difficult to top what Uga X oversaw during his time, Uga XI has a pretty strong foundation to continue overseeing success as his predecessor did.