Michigan State QB Connor Cook says offseason work with George Whitfield helped with mechanics, long ball
CHICAGO -- He’s not competing for a starting job -- that was won on the field last season. But Michigan State junior quarterback Connor Cook says he spent more hours than ever working on his game this offseason -- including some with one of the country’s best known quarterback coaches. For the second consecutive offseason, Cook spent time working with George Whitfield in addition to his offseason workouts in East Lansing. Private quarterback coaches have become popular in recent years for college and professional quarterbacks alike. Whitfield is one of the most prominent of those coaches, working with the likes of Johnny Manziel, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton. Cook said Whitfield’s workouts are competitive -- a running score is kept between quarterbacks, with points awarded for good throws and taken away for bad ones -- but fun at the same time.