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Asked if he was worried that Florida State might have to forfeit some games, Bobby Bowden said, “I don’t think that’s possible. We didn’t intentionally play an ineligible player.”

I can’t wait for Bobby try that argument in the bowl game against Kentucky.

“Aw, come on, ref, we didn’t intentionally jump offside, dadgummit.”

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Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like Bowden is caught between a Rachmaninoff and a hard place.

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Quote of the Week: “Maybe we should be a farm system — until our coaches get good enough that they can coach at Michigan.”

— West Virginia booster Dean Hartley in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after football coach Rich Rodriguez followed basketball coach John Beilein to Ann Arbor. Nikki Izzo-Brown, the Mountaineers’ women’s soccer coach, reportedly also has interviewed with Michigan.

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Less than two weeks after they traded Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to the Tigers, the Marlins held their annual “Select A Seat” day … and fewer than 50 people showed up in the first two hours, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Where was everybody, you ask? Probably at “Select A Seat” day at Comerica Park.

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The Marlins would have gotten a better turnout if they’d shown just a little imagination. Next time, guys, try this sales pitch:

“Buy a season ticket, get a free supply of paper bags — in your choice of designer colors!”

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