Notebook: Coughlin's new nickname

June, 8, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Justin Tuck said Tom Coughlin was downright giddy at The White House.

In fact, Coughlin has been giddy all week long and one reason, besides the White House visit, was the head coach's new contract extension.

"I asked him if I can get a loan," Tuck said. "That's one of the reasons he was giddy all week. I told him I'm going to start calling him 'Cheese' now, first of all, because he has a lot of it and second because he keeps smiling."

"He deserves to be the number-one paid head coach in this league," Tuck said. "I've had an opportunity to play for only him in my NFL career and hopefully that stays the same."

SUPER REUNION: Some players who are not currently with the Giants made the trip to be with their teammates. Deon Grant, Kareem McKenzie, Jonathan Goff, Will Blackmon and Chad Jones joined their teammates for the White House visit.

Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham, now both with the San Francisco 49ers, did not make the trip.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN?: Tuck said he had a feeling the Giants would be back at the White House after his first visit in 2008.

Antrel Rolle said this visit only makes him hungrier to get back here again.

"Absolutely," Rolle said. "They say when you give a shark a little bit of blood he’s going to keep hunting. That’s the way I look at it."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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