Fighting Words from Northwestern Coach to Nebraskans
By Jennifer Griswold. CREATED Jul 22, 2014
Westchester, IL - Northwestern University Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald had some fighting words for Nebraskans during a golf event in Illinois.
According to the Chicago Tribune, he spoke to about 100 supporters of the Northwestern Gridiron Network after the event. He asked those in attendance to help fill Ryan Field especially when the "Red Army" of Nebraska comes for Northwestern's October 18th Homecoming game.
Then he said about Nebraska, "It's a pretty boring state, so they're really excited to see Chicago," Fitzgerald said. "I talked to the state senator about putting state troopers out on I-80 (to block them)."
Husker fans likely recall Northwestern suffered a seven-game losing streak in 2013. And the Cornhuskers beat the Wildcats 27-24 in Nebraska with a Hail Mary pass on November 2nd, 2013.