Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald won his own autographed football
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