SAVANNAH — Here in late summer when Nolan Sental Smith, Georgia’s multi-purposed linebacker, returned home for a promotion for the Boys and Girls Club, he was introduced to Uga X, the Georgia mascot, widely proclaimed by Sports Illustrated as the No. 1 mascot in the nation. Although the accomplished linebacker — one distinguished in the classroom as well as in competition — was familiar with the heralded mascot, he had never spent time with the all-white male English bulldog which the Frank Wilkins Seiler family has maintained and coddled for well over a half century, he had never enjoyed a closeup and personal experience with Uga. He inquired as to how he might someday own a descendant of Uga. He even had his photo made with “Q.” Nolan’s reaction to the Uga scene was comparable to what he experienced in the Florida game last fall when he literally stole the ball from the Gator quarterback, which led to a touchdown late in the second quarter, and intercepted a pass among other defensive maneuvers that have become standard with him and brought about one of the best linebacking reputations in college football.