The UGA notebook: Vance Cuff’s 40 time is something to write home about (UPDATED)
Good morning from Destin, where SEC athletics directors and coaches begin four days of meetings today. (I’ll be tweeting from the meetings, so please follow @ajcuga on Twitter for news, notes and anecdotes.) Before turning to the business of the SEC, let’s run through a few UGA items that have accumulated:
- Georgia cornerback Vance Cuff tells his hometown newspaper, the Moultrie Observer, that he ran the 40-yard dash this spring in 4.24 seconds, the fastest ever recorded by a UGA football player. Now, granted, 40-yard dash times aren’t exactly the most reliable records in the world of sports. But a 4.24 clocking is definitely something to write home about. “It hasn’t soaked in yet,” Cuff told the Moultrie paper. Check out the story here. (UPDATE: Mark Richt confirmed today that Cuff did, indeed, run a 4.24. Richt said he saw it.)
- Remember Bill Gullickson, the former major-league pitcher? Went 162-136 in 14 seasons with the Expos, Reds, Yankees, Astros and Tigers in the ’80s and early ’90s. His daughter is Chelsey Gullickson, the Georgia sophomore tennis player who won the NCAA singles championship Monday.
- Rex Bradberry, who had worked with Georgia’s strength and conditioning program as an intern and a graduate assistant, is now a full-time staffer and will serve as the football team’s nutritionist -– a new position. Bradberry earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology at UGA this spring, with research interests in injury prevention, nutrition and speed development. He is a former Georgia walk-on player under Jim Donnan.
- Georgia’s softball team travels today to Oklahoma City, its second consecutive trip to the College World Series. The Bulldogs (48-11) open against defending national champion Washington (50-7) at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN2.