Tom Coughlin's time has arrived

After playing with HOFers at Syracuse, Big Blue's leader is now the big man on campus

Updated: January 30, 2012, 4:07 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Tom Coughlin arrived on the Syracuse University campus in 1964, a hot-shot recruit from nearby Waterloo, N.Y. -- a speck of a town nestled in the Finger Lakes region. In high school, he was a three-sport star with a Boy-Next-Door image. He took his game to the college next door, looking for more big things.

Reality hit as soon as the elevator door opened in Booth Hall.

Coughlin, moving into his freshman dorm, walked into the elevator and was greeted by two other freshman football ...

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