Notre Dame wide receiver... and 2006 Cubs draft pick Jeff Samardzija, who will play his final college football game tonight at the Sugar Bowl, may not be as committed to a pro football career as some might think:
"I'm just kind of in the same spot still, seeing what happens," Samardzija said. "This game, obviously, means a lot for the football side of things, then the combine, which will play into the decision."
"He'd be a second-round pick," Detillier said. "But I wouldn't be surprised if he leaned a little more toward baseball."
"I think what we're going to do is after the bowl game, we're going to sit down and have some real serious conversations as to where he is," Sam Samardzija said. "The NFL draft is not really guaranteed. Unless you're No. 1, you don't know where you're going."
While Samardzija might make more money up front as an NFL draft pick -- and that's no sure thing, either, if he's a 2nd-round choice -- if he really is as he appears to be as a pitcher, with a 99-MPH fastball, he'll have a longer career and make more money as a baseball player in the long run.
We shall see.