There will soon be a passing of the torch -- or perhaps bone would be more appropriate -- at the University of Georgia.
Uga IX, also known as Russ, is retiring as UGA's bulldog mascot.
His successor, Uga X, will make his official debut at the Georgia-Georgia Southern game next month.
Russ is 11 years old.
UGA's football team went 44-and-19 under Russ' reign.