...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Sam McGuffie Rice
I was curious how our former highlight-reel RB was doing at Rice... and apparently, Sam McGuffie is Rice's best WR (!!!) and he grew a mustache.
Sam became a slot receiver this year after coming back from a knee injury last year. He prepared for becoming a WR this year by watching YouTube videos of Jerry Rice and Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco).
By using McGuffie in the slot, the Owls are counting on his speed - he's arguably the fastest player on the team - to create mismatches. The move also will allow the Owls to get some of their other playmakers on the field at the same time. The timing of the move is also not lost on McGuffie, who said he wants to help end the Owls' three-year bowl drought and showcase his skills for NFL scouts. "There are not many guys that can play each position on offense," McGuffie said. "I feel in my heart that I can do it." [Houston Chronicle]
Through five games this year, Sam has 22 receptions for 303 yards (avg of 13.8 yds) and 5 TD's (including an 88 yard TD reception against Houston last week).
Unofficial NFL draft sites have him listed as the 44th best WR in the country.