Boothe: Archer Right Man For The Job

By wbng sports

January 6, 2013 Updated Jan 6, 2013 at 12:46 AM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A current New York Giant was in Ithaca Friday as the Cornell Big Red named it's new football coach.

Giants offensive lineman Kevin Boothe was in the crowd as his former teammate and Union-Endicott graduate David Archer was named as the 27th coach in Cornell history.

Boothe played with Archer for 3 seasons at Cornell and thinks he's the perfect man for the job.

"An unbelievable situation for him to get this opportunity. I think he's perfect for the job. I think he'll do a great job and he is Cornell, he is all about Cornell," says Archer.

The 30 year old Archer is a 2005 Cornell graduate and becomes the youngest head football coach in Division 1.

He takes over for Kent Austin, who left the Big Red to take over as vice president of football operations, general manager and head football coach of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.