He's enjoyed the down-time, relatively speaking, during the first phase of bowl camp. Not least…
Bumphis Looks For Big Finish In Gator Bowl
Not the Gator Bowl trip; Bumphis was there in Jacksonville with the rest of the '10 team. He just couldn't play on that New Years Day with an injury that kept him out of the 52-14 rout of Michigan. Not that Bumphis didn't make an effort, so to speak. "I was trying to bribe the trainers and Justin Gremillion to let me play," he joked, as no inducements would have fully secured the shoulder busted making a key catch in Mississippi State's Egg Bowl victory at Oxford. Or could it? "I think I could have played," Bumphis can (safely) claim now. Instead he settled for watching the game itself, after spending his bowl-site week rehabbing. "I do remember they were practicing and Coach Balis had me running the bleachers. So I still got my work in, I just didn't do any football drills. But it was a great trip, I enjoyed it." Yes, he even enjoyed observing everyone else's on-field fun, especially his receiver compadres with Chris Relf putting on a passing show. Three wideouts caught touchdowns...
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