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Mark Richt comments on funerals of past UGA mascots

Former University of Georgia coach Mark Richt spoke about the Bulldogs’ live mascot, Uga, and what it’s like when one dies.

Richt, who coached at Georgia from 2001-2015, said the funerals for those beloved mascots are ever more elaborate than you’d expect them to be.

“Those funerals are like something you'd see from the memorial service of some head of state. And that’s exactly how it should be,” Richt said, according to ESPN.

Richt, who is now the head coach at Miami, coached during the reigns of Uga VI (Uga V’s Whatchagot Loran, 1999-2008), Uga VII (Loran’s Best, 2008-2009), Uga VIII (Big Bad Bruce, 2010-2011), Uga IV (Russ, 2009-2015) and one year of Uga X (Que, 2015-present).

Georgia royalty should be treated as such.

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