Floyd Little chooses Cuse all over again

'I shall return' could be motto for man who shunned Gen. MacArthur for Ernie Davis

Updated: May 26, 2011, 9:02 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Nearly a half century after he left Syracuse to embark on his NFL career, Floyd Little returned to his alma mater Thursday, quoting lines from a Robert Frost poem to describe why he decided to give up a cushy retirement to be back at school.

"I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep," said the Hall of Fame running back, who was introduced as Syracuse's special assistant to the athletic director.

Mostly, it was a promise to the late Ernie ...

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