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Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald won his own autographed football

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald won his own autographed football Photo:

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald made an appearance at a charity golf tournament Monday and his foursome came out as the big winner, according to the Chicago Tribune. His prize? In part, a football signed by none other than Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald.

The event was organized in memory of former Northwestern coach Randy Walker, who died suddenly of a heart attack in 2006. Fitzgerald was promoted from linebackers coach to Walker's replacement a week later. 

Fitzgerald also used the appearance as an opportunity to throw some jabs at the Wildcats Big Ten rivals, such as Nebraska.

“It’s a pretty boring state, so they’re really excited to see Chicago,” Fitzgerald said, according to the Tribune. “I talked to the state senator about putting state troopers out on I-80 [to block Huskers fans].”

- Dan Gartland

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