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Alligator Army Notebook

  • Percy Harvin ran a 4.41 forty at the NFL Combine, sixth best among wide receivers. Lou Murphy ran a 4.43, good for ninth. Harvin was also 5th among wides in the bench press. The most impressive Gator was Cornelius Ingram. Among tight ends, he was 4th in the forty (4.68), sixth in the vertical (33 inches), and seventh in the three cone drill (7.12). Not bad for a guy about six months off of an ACL tear.
  • Gator Baseball pulled off a season opening sweep of Louisville with a 3-2 win Sunday. SS Mike Mooney's first hit of the year came at the best time, knocking in Clayton Pisani for the winning run in the ninth. But once again, UF had great pitching. Freshman Nick Maronde pitched 6.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks. Florida has a two-game series with Eastern Michigan starting Tuesday before welcoming Miami (3-1) for a three game set this weekend.
  • Florida women's swimming won their 17th SEC Championship this weekend. Auburn finished second probably because their coach tried to use "championship mode" without crediting me. Karma does not reward intellectual property theft. 
  • The Orlando Sentinel interviewed UF President Bernie Machen about sports. Instead of asking him what his favorite cocktail is (a Shirley Temple?), they asked about the "unfairness" of the BCS. Machen makes the case that a middle of a road SEC team should not receive the same cash Florida or Utah get. That happens under the BCS since contracts go to the conferences, who divide the cash.