0 Comments Published on 5.05.2011 by Brian Harrison
One of the legends of 44 will be back permanently.
Interesting news out of Syracuse today as former Syracuse great Floyd Little has taken a job as Special Assistant to Athletic Director DOC Daryl Gross. He will be put in charge of development of donor relations, will assist with student-athlete and team development, recruiting, and handle various special projects. While he currently lives in Seattle (say goodbye Sean), he will plan to move back near Syracuse to take the job sometime this July.
First reactions, this is obviously a great move for Syracuse. This is one of the best players ever to be at Syracuse, having success both in college and the professional ranks. He is a member of both football halls of fame, and still holds records at Syracuse for touchdowns (46) and punt returns for touchdowns (six). He also holds the single season all purpose yards mark with 1,990 in 1965, which also led the nation that season. He's always been an advocate of Syracuse and has come back quite a few times over the last few years for various honors and just because he wanted to be here. He will surely help with donations, but also with various other special projects. I'm not sure recruiting will get any sort of bump due to him being there. After all, how many high schoolers have heard of our care about Little? I'm guessing not many. But that being said, he is a good salesman for the school so we'll see what kind of impact he can have on kids thinking about heading to Syracuse. Doug Marrone and Floyd Little in your living room could be a pretty powerful situation. Again I like Little, I like this move, and it should be a positive one for Syracuse. Seems for once like a decision made by the athletic department I have no issues with.