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SCATTERED AFTERNOON NOTES: TERRY BOWDEN'S FOREIGN LEGION AND ONE WUERFFEL REPORT

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Holly's got some infrequently asked questions about the University of Northern Alabama, a respectable but otherwise obscure program in Florence, Alabama. It would likely remain happily obscure if not for the steady precipitation it receives in the form of Division One transfers falling into the wide-open mouth of one time Auburn coach and human tree stump Terry Bowden. Last year's roster featured no less than 48 transfers in all, with 28 coming from D-1 programs to the Island of Misfit Toys to experience the thrill of running through the mouth of the chain-smoking, jaundiced Sonic the Hedgehog that is their mascot. One of those recruits for 2011? Janoris Jenkins, whose weed-fiendin' ways will certainly fit in if this visual is any indication of their ambient smoke levels.

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JESUS, JANORIS, CAN'T YOU WAIT UNTIL HALFTIME, DAWG?

The other extremely random thread picking up momentum this afternoon is a report from the message board Gator Country and the site OnlyGators.com that Danny Wuerffel is in the hospital in Montgomery suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. We've got a call in to Wuerffel's assistant, and thus can't confirm it for sure. If true, then all thoughts and (appropriately for Wuerffel) prayers are due for the 1996 Heisman winner and all around chill bro. (And if not, well, it's okay, we're from the internet.)

UPDATE: GatorSports' Pat Dooley confirms that it's Guillain-Barre. Downside: it can involve complete paralysis requiring a ton of specialized treatments and interventions. Upside: it's temporary and has an excellent survival rate.