’Who is the Syracuse alum that you are most familiar with?’” Coughlin said in a team-issued press release. “He didn’t say Jim Brown; he said ‘Coughlin.’ He passed the IQ test right away at the combine.”Was that really all it took?
“Everybody started laughing and they said, ‘Welcome to the New York Giants.’ I guess I should have seen that as a little bit of a sign that they might be targeting me,” Pugh said. “So I guess it turned out real well. As soon as I got the phone call, my step-dad said, ‘It was a good thing you answered that question the way you did, because obviously it got them very interested in you.’”