The Georgia football family was dealt some terrible news on Wednesday evening, as word began to spread about the passing of Bulldogs superfan Mike “Big Dawg” Woods.
DawgNation is mourning the death of the man who became icon among the fan base. Woods was known for painting a Bulldog on his head before each game, lead cheers and take pictures with fans eager to share in the UGA tradition.
On Thursday morning, both former UGA coach Mark Richt and current Bulldogs leader Kirby Smart took to Twitter to express their sympathies and give reaction to the news.
Richt wrote “My prayers are wih the family of Mike “Big Dawg” Woods. He was a good friend and a Damn good Dawg!!”
My prayers are with the family of Mike "Big Dawg" Woods. He was a good friend and a Damn good Dawg!!
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) January 5, 2017
Smart wrote: “Sad to hear the news of Mike “Big Dawg” Woods passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family #RIP #DGD”
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) January 5, 2017