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Scott Shafer finds right fit at Cuse

Originally Published: February 12, 2013
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Scott Shafer remembers standing on the pregame field at Notre Dame Stadium in 1991, his first game as a graduate assistant coach at Indiana, hearing his knees knock because Irish head coach Lou Holtz stood nearby. For a small-town (Painesville, Ohio) guy who played small-college football (Baldwin-Wallace), this was a dream come true.

"I remember just being in the fight mentally," the new Syracuse head coach said of the Hoosiers' 49-27 loss.

"Even though I ...

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