Uga VII, "Loran's Best", served as Georgia Bulldogs mascot from 2008-2009. Like his father, he was also named in honor of Loran Smith. His tenure ended abruptly near the end of his second season when he died of heart failure on November 19, 2009 at four years old. His final record: 16-7 (.696). His Sanford Stadium epitaph reads: "Gone Too Soon".