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
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.
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