Stampeders' Cornish finds motivation on Twitter

The Calgary Stampeders' Jon Cornish has been the CFL's most outstanding player this season.

The Calgary Stampeders' Jon Cornish has been the CFL's most outstanding player this season.

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:19 PM ET

When the bear is having a nap, it might be smart to tiptoe past as quietly as possible.

Or ... pick up a stick and start poking.

Rennie Curran apparently went for Option B.

The Edmonton Eskimos linebacker is faced with a tough challenge this week as he attempts to shut down Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish.

Not that the CFL’s leading rusher has been snoozing — he had 130 yards rushing and another 35 through the air to go along with a touchdown in last week’s 40-26 win over the B.C. Lions.

But Cornish has been known to use the most trivial comment or gesture for motivation.

He didn’t have to look to hard this week.

“He hit me up on Twitter the other day,” Cornish said. “I haven’t seen that before. I guess he must be pretty confident with what he’s found out about me.

“I don’t know if there’s players contacting each other on opposite teams around the CFL.

“It was novel for me. It was the first time I’ve seen it.”

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