XFL NY/NJ Hitmen Press Release 8b
Press Release 8b
NY/NJ Hitmen mini-camp news and notes
December 14 Part II

Quarterbacks are expected to be quick thinkers. But perhaps none of the signal-callers in mini-camp is more cerebral than Corte McGuffey.

The Northern Colorado product was in contention for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship as a senior. He endured a fall filled with not only football, but with personal essays and interviews and applications for the chance to study abroad at Oxford University in Cambridge, England.

Applying from his home state of Wyoming, McGuffey was one of eight finalists for the celebrated award and actually was among the final pair to advance to the regional “competition.”

Although he was not selected for the award, McGuffey’s talents were nonetheless recognized. The St. Louis Rams inked the brainy QB to a free agent pact following graduation.

No, a rumored dome will not be constructed on Giants Stadium, but Mother Nature forced the HITMEN to move today’s morning practice session to an indoor location on the East Campus of Kean University.

Freezing rain made conditions at Alumni Stadium treacherous, as a layer of ice covered the Astroturf field. Upon recommendations from the training staff, who were concerned about the possibility of injury to the players, coach Tillman ordered his troops into vans for a cross-campus shuttle to an open gymnasium for the A.M. workout.

Wide receiver Chris Brantley, one of the team’s elder statesmen who thought he had been through everything as a player, was nonplussed. “I thought my days of practicing in school gyms were over,” he said. “But you never know with football.”

Running back Malcolm Thomas took the opportunity to work on his jump shot using an XFL ball and a nearby basketball hoop. “I gotta stay sharp in case they start an XBL - you know, something for the off season,” he quipped.

In between interviews with the various assembled media, HITMEN Vice President and General Manager Drew Pearson got into the action. Talking about his playing days in Giants Stadium where he hauled in the first-ever TD pass must have made him nostalgic for contact.

Wide receiver Obadiah Cooper caught a screen pass during a drill, and as he ran past the former Cowboy star, Drew delivered a forearm shiver to the stunned wide out.

“Not in my house,” Pearson shouted.
[Day 3 Part I]

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