"It's been a great experience for us here in St. Joseph," Chiefs CEO/Chairman Clark Hunt said. "We wanted to give the new coaching staff a chance to experience it. I will say that everything that I've heard from Andy [Reid] about being here at the university has been extremely positive."
"If you're a fan, to come out here and watch, or a player to come out here and practice, it's a great setup," head coach Andy Reid added.
"We've definitely had more interaction with these people, this general manager and this coach, than we have before," he said.
"It's a different environment, and personally I like the team going away," he said. "Frankly, what we have at Missouri Western is as good as any training facility in the National Football League."
Bottom line: talks are in a holding pattern for now, but there are big decisions to be made.
"It's something that we'll address at the end of the year as we go into the last year of the contract next year."
"I know we have one more guaranteed year here," McGuffin said, "but, talking to Mark Donovan, we'd like to start some talks after this season just to see where both sides are coming from.