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Giants Coughlin a Marrone mentor

Posted by Chris Brown on January 7, 2013 – 3:07 pm

New York Giants two-time Super Bowl winning coach Tom Coughlin is a Syracuse alum, so he follows the school’s football program pretty closely. Marrone has visited with Coughlin on a few occasions to talk football over the years, and the sitdowns with Marrone have left Coughlin impressed.

“Doug is a man who is very serious about his work,” said Coughlin. “He has called me on the phone, he has stopped in here to talk football. There are a lot of issues that a young head coach is trying to get his arms around. He did an outstanding job of that. He is focused and he is disciplined and he certainly conveys a message of toughness. Doug has worked in the pro game, he’s worked in the college and game and he’s been a head coach at the college level. 

“Doug shares the work ethic that the people of Western New York have long been known for. When he came to visit me – which was the year before last – he had specific questions he wanted to ask. He was very direct. He was recruiting in the area and he took the time out to visit with us despite the fact he was obviously on a mission.”

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