Northwestern Football Coach's Comments About Husker Fans Go Viral

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

One Big Ten football coach is getting attention for what he said about Nebraska football fans in a Chicago Tribune article on Tuesday.

Northwestern Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald spoke with team supporters after a golf event, asking them to fill Ryan Field during the Homecoming game against Nebraska on October 18th.

In the article he's quoted as saying, "[Nebraska] is a pretty boring state, so they're really excited to see Chicago... I talked to the state senator about putting state troopers out on I-80 [to block them]."

Fitzgerald was Northwestern's head coach during a game in November in which Ron Kellogg lobbed a Hail Mary pass to the end zone with four seconds left on the clock. The ball bounced off a Northwestern player and into the hands of Jordan Westerkamp. That brought the Huskers at 27 to 24 victory.

Click here to read the original Chicago Tribune article.


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