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Georgia football games this season will be missing a well-known attraction.

Uga, the iconic live bulldog mascot, won’t be present due to COVID-19 protocols.

“It’s my understanding the SEC and NCAA consider the field a ‘bubble,’ and the only people allowed in the bubble are essential,” said Charles Seiler, the white English bulldogs’ handler and owner. “As of now, no dog on the field.”

Uga X, whose name is Que, assumed the mascot role on Nov. 21, 2015 after three months of an audition of sorts. There is no plan to have the dog in Athens elsewhere in the stadium as of now.

“The whole idea is to have not people to congregate,” Seiler said, “and if you know anything about the