NFL combine: Holla McGhee addresses his Tech transfer

Alabama tight end Colin Peek working radio row at the NFL scouting combine. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)

Alabama tight end Colin Peek working radio row at the NFL scouting combine. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)

Indianapolis – Alabama tight end Colin Peek doesn’t plan to reprise his MTV role of Holla McGhee for the NFL scouts at the scouting combine.

But he did know that he’d have to address why he transferred from Georgia Tech.

“There was no room for a tight end in the system,” Peek said on Thursday. “(Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson) had never used a tight end in the system before so it was just an inevitable thing that would happen. . . I wanted to be an NFLesque tight end.”

Peek said he met with Johnson about his role in the offense.

” Just going over that you sort of quickly realized that Georgia Tech wasn’t the right place for me and the right position for my future,” Peek said.

He said he met with Johnson a couple of times and that the Tech head coach wanted him to stay through spring practice.

“I actually went to his office and asked him how he was going to use me,” Peek said. “Where he saw me playing and what skill sets he wanted to use from me. He drew up several plays based on me playing wide receiver and he had me blocking defensive backs. I quickly realize that he wanted a big body who could sledge hammer linebackers and safeties. So I quickly realized that this is not the place for me any more.”

Peek will have to address his role as “Holla McGhee” on the MTV show “Yo Momma.”

“I think that’s just a natural thing,” Peek said. “God blessed me with the wittiness to come up with some of those jokes.

“Both of my parents are lawyers and when it came out my Dad was like ‘your politicalcareer  is over. You’re never going to get a job.’ When it ultimately came out (and) when my sisters’ friends and his friends started watching it, he thought it was hilarious. It was definitely an interesting situation.”

6 comments Add your comment


February 25th, 2010
4:19 pm


February 25th, 2010
4:20 pm

no comment – other then it’s a no brainer why he transfered?


February 25th, 2010
4:25 pm

If my name were Chan Gailey, I’d seriously consider a name change. Frank Manley, maybe?


February 25th, 2010
4:30 pm

The guy would look fantastic in Falcons Red and Black.

He could put McGhee on the back of his jersey for all I care and go work with the Adult Swim Crew over on 17th street.


February 26th, 2010
10:37 am

I would love to see this guy as a falcon what a tandom Peek and Gonzo

Decory Bryant

February 26th, 2010
5:02 pm

I should have transferred. But CMR told me and my family that he would look out for me. And look at how that’s worked out!