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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Canadian Football League team signs Blizzard QB

When Gino Guidugli arrived in Green Bay, he was searching for an opportunity to continue his football career.
The Tennessee Titans, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and NFL Europa denied him that chance.
The Green Bay Blizzard didn't, and it ended up working out well for both sides.
In 10 games with the Blizzard this season, Guidugli threw for 40 touchdowns and 1,675 yards while compiling a 108.5 quarterback rating.
His efforts helped the Blizzard earn a playoff berth for the third consecutive season. It also earned him another chance in his career, this time with the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions.
The CFL team signed the former Cincinnati Bearcats standout on Monday after injuries at quarterback.
"Gino is a very stand-up individual. He came in and talked to us about it," Blizzard coach Doug Lytle said. "His biggest deal was he (didn't) want to leave the team. I said, 'Well, you have to look at opportunities, and this is an opportunity for you to move up.'"
In the past three games, Guidugli has completed 61 of 80 passes while throwing for 644 yards, 21 touchdowns and only one interception.
By the end of the day, Guidugli was punching his passport to play for the Lions, while Green Bay is once again down to one quarterback.
Lytle's No. 1 goal at the beginning of the season was to send players to the next level — but, ideally after the af2 season.
The Blizzard (9-6) is riding a season-best, three-game win streak — in which it has scored an average of 73.0 points per game.
A key part of the Blizzard's offensive outburst has been the play of Guidugli


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