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Isn't it about time Northwestern considers firing Pat Fitzgerald?

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  1. droider

    droider Human NFL Almanac and College Football Insider

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    Yeah yeah... "it's Northwestern, what more do you expect?"... we've heard all the excuses for a long time now... fact is, this is guy is just a very average coach. Yet he's one of the top paid in the Big 10... why?

    Maybe "firing" is too harsh of a term here, but these two parties just really need to break up already... you know, go their own ways and try different things. This is his 13th year and the team is horrible, especially their defense. They should've lost to Purdue in Week 1 and have been dominated since. They'll only win 2 or 3 more games this season since they still have Nebraska, Rutgers, and Illinois on their schedule, but they'll probably figure out a way to lose one of those too.

    Fitzgerald and Northwestern are like that super boring couple you and your wife know, but never want to hang out with. They think they have this cool little "smart and fun" vibe about them, but in reality... they're just... well... painfully boring.
     



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  2. Across The Field

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    Nah
     
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    Ummm who is Northwestern going to find that will be better? Also do you realize how expensive that buyout is going to be? He signed a 10 year deal last year. That’s a lot of money to waste considering the school doesn’t care much about football.
     
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  4. droider

    droider Human NFL Almanac and College Football Insider

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    How about anybody else? Try something new, why not? And for a program that apparently doesn't care, they're building that new $260M practice facility on the lake shore.
     
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    craigk217 ND 24 UM 17

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    I'm more interested in hearing who OP's new fave bandwagon team is this week …
     
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    I hope they do. Ohio State can give him whatever he wants to be their LB coach
     
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    You’ve said some ridiculous things bandwagon OP. But this has to be the most ridiculous ever.
     
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    Bad troll, it doesn't make sense on any level
     
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    What do you suggest, promoting Pat Fitzgerald to chief hotdog cook? :noidea:
     
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  10. it'sHuskers4me

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    I would have typed chief hotdog inspector but we know that job is taken by @droider :dhd:
     
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    No. He’s a great developer of talent but a shit gameday coach
     
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    Damn, Northwestern won 10 games in 2017 and beat an SEC team in a bowl and you want him fired?
     
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    He’s under the impression Northwestern should be the 1980’s miami hurricanes.
     
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    droider Human NFL Almanac and College Football Insider

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    So they should keep him because he's "a shit gameday coach"? How does that make sense?
     
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    Fitzgerald is perfect for N’Western. Legendary alumni football player and wins just enough for the school. Plus you have to remember, his players have to actually know how to read, write and go to class. That alone right there makes it impossible to win on a consistent basis. That reason alone is why I believe David Shaw at Stanfordbis the best coach in the country.
     
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    Because they are northwestern and he’s made their program extremely successful for their standards
     
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    Change for the sake of change is how you get John L Smith as a head coach.
     
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